Options For Ungraded Classes

Students are advised to speak with an academic advisor as well as financial aid advisor about the implications of taking classes without grades prior to requesting an audit or credit/no credit status in a class


Auditing a Class—The student attends the class to learn the class content but is not tested or graded. No credit is granted nor does it count towards grade point average.

  1. Tuition and fees: student pays the tuition for the course according to their residency rate as well as additional course fees.
  2. Eligibility: student must meet the admission requirements for the college and prerequisites for the course.
  3. Registration: The student registers for the class as normal.
  4. Consulting with faculty: A student who wishes to audit a class must speak with the class instructor during the first week of class. The instructor will discuss expectations for the audit. The student will sign an audit contract form confirming agreement to class expectations.
  5. Changing to audit status: The signed audit form must be submitted to the Admissions department within the first week of the class session.  Once registered as audit, no reversal to credit status is permitted.

 
Credit/No Credit Status
Credit (CR) is equivalent to earning a grade of C or higher; no-credit (NC) is awarded for the equivalent of grade of D or F. Only one such course may count toward a degree or certificate. CR/NC does not result in a refund of tuition/fees.
COVID-19 Exception: All IAI-approved general education courses taken for CR/NC in spring semester 2020 and summer semester 2020 may be applied toward the completion of the General Education Core Curriculum certificate (see catalog, page 74).

  1. Tuition and fees: The student choosing the credit/no credit option pays the tuition and fees for the course according to their residency rate as well as additional course fees. 
  2. Eligibility: The student must meet the admission requirements for the college as well as the prerequisites for the course.
  3. Consulting with an academic advisor: The student is strongly encouraged to speak with an academic advisor prior to opting for CR/NC as a grading option. CR/NC grades may have an impact on transferability of credits, eligibility for graduate or professional school, maintenance of NCJAA/NCAA eligibility for student athletes, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities. 
  4. Class expectations: The student is expected to engage in learning activities and complete all class assignments no different than other students in the class.
  5. Registration procedure: The student registers for the class and then submits the credit/no credit request form to Admissions no later than the midterm of the class session. Once registered as a credit/no credit student, the student may not return to the conventional grading system (A,B,C,D, F) for the course.