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Requesting Credit/No Credit

 

The Policy

Credit/No Credit
UTSC degree students may select up to 2.0 full credit of their degree credits to be assessed on a Credit/ No Credit basis.

To achieve a status of CR (Credit), a student must earn a final grade of at least 50%. Grades below that will be assessed as NCR (No Credit). Courses with a final status of CR will count as degree credits but will have no effect on the student's GPA. They may count as breadth requirements and degree credits, but cannot be used to satisfy program requirements.

Courses with a final status of NCR will not count as degree credits but will not count as failures, and will also not be included in the GPA calculation.

If a student commits an academic offense in a CR/NCR-designated course, the CR/NCR designation will be removed and a grade will appear on the student's record.

Ineligible Courses

The following are ineligible for credit/no credit selection:

- Courses being used to satisfy program (subject POSt) requirements
- Supervised Study/Independent Study courses
- Note to graduating students: The CR/NCR option is only open to degree students. Once students have graduated, they may not complete courses on a CR/NCR basis, even if they enrolled in the course before their graduation. This means if a student is graduating in June and they select a summer course as CR/NCR or if a student is graduating in November and they enroll in a fall or winter course as CR/NCR, the CR/NCR designation will be removed and a percentage grade will appear on the student's record.

The Process

To select this mode of assessment login to ROSI and choose Course Enrolment from the main menu.  Then choose List Courses.  Select the CR/NCR option located to the right of the course.   Students must choose this mode of assessment no later than the last day to drop courses without academic penalty. This mode of assessment will be available to you:       
- if it is during the selection period;
- if the course is eligible to be taken as credit/no credit and;
- if you have not exceeded the maximum 2.0 full course equivalents.

Selection Periods

 

Summer

Fall / Winter

F section

April 8, 2014 - June 9, 2014

Mid July - November 17, 2014

Y section

April 8, 2014– July 21, 2014

Mid July - February 16, 2015

S section

April 8, 2014 - July 28, 2014

Mid July - March 22, 2015

To cancel this mode of assessment login to ROSI and choose Course Enrolment from the main menu.  Then choose List Courses.  Select the CR/NCR option located to the right of the course.   This mode of assessment can ONLY be cancelled during the selection period above.       

Why should a student NOT consider the CR/NCR option?
You need the course for a Subject POSt. You may not use a course taken on a CR/NCR basis to satisfy Subject POSt (program) requirements. Also, if there is a possibility you may change your Subject POSt in the future and the course is listed as a program requirement you should NOT choose the CR/NCR option for the course.

As a letter/numerical grade will not appear on your transcript and will not be released or reported in any way, you should NOT choose the CR/NCR option for a course that will be required for admission to a professional or graduate school.

There is no approval process for CR/NCR. It is up to the student to determine whether a particular course should be requested for this type of assessment. Meet with an Academic Advisor for advice if the above applies to your situation.

Why should a student use the CR/NCR option?
The purpose of the CR/NCR option is to allow you an opportunity for intellectual exploration. You will be able to take elective and breadth courses without compromising your GPA. As courses required to meet program requirements CANNOT be taken as a CR/NCR, this policy gives you an avenue to take courses from other areas of study in which you are interested, without the risk of impacting your GPA in a negative way.

You may want to reserve CR/NCR for a chance to broaden your educational experience beyond your level of comfort. For example, you may want to try out a subject in your first year that you find interesting but think may jeopardize your chances at entry to a limited enrolment subject POSt. Later in your studies, you may want to try a subject to which you have felt drawn or add a course in which you may not have strong abilities but which you know will prepare you better for future study.

There is no approval process for CR/NCR. It is up to the student to determine whether a particular course should be requested for this type of assessment. Meet with an Academic Advisor for advice if you are unsure about requesting CR/NCR assessment.

 

Academic Advising

There is no approval process for CR/NCR. It is up to the student to determine whether a particular course should be requested for this type of assessment. Students considering the credit/no credit option are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor to ensure they fully understand the policy before requesting this type of assessment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

As a UTSC student can I select a St. George or UTM course for CR/NCR assessment?
Yes, provided the course is eligible to request for that type of assessment. If it is not eligible ROSI will not allow you to select it.

Can I use CR/NCR to raise my GPA?
No, there are no grade point values associated with CR and NCR so the grades will have no impact on your GPA.

How well will I have to do in the course to receive a credit?
To achieve a status of CR (credit), you must achieve a final mark of at least 50%. Marks below that will be assessed as NCR (no credit).

How will a status of NCR (no credit) affect my GPA and standing?
It won’t. Courses with a final status of NCR will not count as degree credits but will not count as failures, and will also not be included in the GPA calculation.

Can I use this option if I am a non-degree student?
No, this option is only available for degree students.

Can I use this option for a course I have already completed?
No, you may not use CR/NCR for courses previously completed. For current courses you must request CR/NCR by the last day to drop courses without academic penalty for the session (see the request period above).

Can I use CR/NCR for a first year course?
Yes, the choice is not restricted to year or level of course.

How many courses can I declare as CR/NCR?
You may exercise this option for a total of up to 2.0 full credit within your degree.

Can I use CR/NCR for a course that is required for my program?
No, CR/NCR can be used for degree and breadth requirements, but NOT for program requirements (whether it is a specific program requirement or option).

Can I use CR/NCR for a course that has been designated as an “extra”?
The grade for an extra course is not factored in to your GPA. As you can only use up to 2.0 credits for CR/NCR you may want to save the CR/NCR option for another course.

Where can I get answers if I have more questions?
Staff at the Academic & Advising Centre and the Registrar’s Office will be happy to assist you.