Enrollment on a Satisfactory/No Credit Grading Basis
There are certain situations where you might want to change the grading basis for a course or courses. Most courses are automatically graded with a letter (A, B, C, etc.), but some courses qualify for what is known as S/NC (Satisfactory/No Credit) grading.
Earning an “S” grade (Satisfactory) in a course will earn you credit for the course. Earning an “NC” grade (No Credit) will not earn you credit for the course. Changing the grading basis to S/NC means that the S or NC grade will not be calculated in your GPA. It has neither a negative nor positive GPA impact. (Please note that some graduate schools/professional schools will treat an NC grade like an F.)
**Fall 2021 ONLY**
*Students must earn the equivalent of a “C” grade in order to earn an “S”
*A ”S” meets the major requirement and prerequisite for future course(s)
*An ”NC” means you did not earn credit for the major requirement and you will likely need to repeat the course
Note: If you can earn a “C”, BCOE strongly recommends that you do not change the grading basis to S/NC.
It is likely that a future opportunity will review the S in a less favorable light than the C.
Changing the grading basis is a final decision.
Expect BCOE to deny petitions to revert the grading basis back to a letter grade after final grade determinations indicate that you performed better than anticipated.
Follow these instructions to change the grading basis of a major course before the deadline:
BCOE Student Advising will review your form and give you a response within five business days.
Here are the important links you will need.
Send e-mail by following the directions here
See your advisor at drop-ins: Advisor Availability
Review the Registrar's Enrollment adjustment instructions and form