Office of the Registrar
Credit/No Credit & Pass/Fail Options
Students wishing to take courses as either CR/NC or P/F must obtain the proper signatures on a registration form, then return that form to the Enrollment Services Center (ADM 230) for processing.
Students may elect to enroll in some courses on a credit/no-credit basis. Certain courses in the curriculum may be taken only on a credit/no-credit basis. The following provisions apply to courses taken on a credit/no-credit basis:
- Special form requiring the signature of the student's advisor.
- The designation CR will not be changed to a grade of A, B, C, or D.
- The designation of CR and NC will not be used in calculating the grade point average.
- The designation CR will be counted toward the total number of hours passed.
NOTE: Students intending to apply to law school should not take courses using the CR/NC option as most law schools interpret a CR as a C and an NC as an F.
To register for a class on a pass/fail basis, a student must have the signatures of his/her advisor and the instructor for the course.
- Students may take only one course per semester for P/F credit. Students may take only three courses on a P/F basis during their undergraduate career at UT Tyler.
- The P/F option is not permitted to be used in the Core Curriculum.
- The P/F option may not be used for any course that fulfills a student's major or minor requirements, including those courses which are required by, but offered outside of, the major or minor department.
- Students on academic probation may not enroll in a course on a P/F basis.
- A course cannot be changed from a P/F basis to letter grade or vice versa after the first five class days.
- A final grade of P will not be changed to a grade of A, B, C or D.
- A final grade of P will be counted in the total number of hours passed.
- To be eligible for the President's or Dean's List, a student must take a minimum of 12 semester hours of graded credit; thus nine graded credits and three P/F credits do not qualify for consideration. A student who earns an F in a pass/fail course is not eligible for President's or Dean's List in the term in which the grade is assigned, regardless of the number of credits taken or GPA earned.
NOTE: Students intending to apply to law school should not take courses using the P/F option as most law schools interpret a P (passing) as a D or C.