Course Audit and Pass/No Credit

Administrative Procedure 1.201

Students may select the audit or pass/no credit option for eligible courses upon registration online or in person. Students deciding to change from their original selection must do so in the registration office (B105) during the drop grace period by submitting the appropriate form. Please see http://www.elgin.edu/withdraw for drop dates by section and related Administrative Procedure 1.202 Schedule Changes and Course Withdrawals.

In order to enroll in a class to audit or as pass/no credit, students must meet all course prerequisites and pay the applicable tuition rate and required fees. Audited and pass/no credit courses are not eligible for financial aid, carry no grade value, and do not impact a student’s grade point average or academic standing.

Course Audit

  1. Audited courses do not count toward academic load nor do they result in credit earned for having completed the class. The midterm and final grades appear as AU on the student’s transcript.
  2. An auditing student is not obligated to take examinations or write papers. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the instructor during the drop grace period if they are choosing to take examinations or write papers. Students may retake an audited class for credit in a subsequent semester.

Pass/No Credit

  1. Courses taken as pass/no credit count toward academic load. Students who opt for pass/no credit earn credit for the course if they complete it at a level equivalent to a grade of C or better. The final grade appears as CR on the student’s transcript. If students do not pass at a level equivalent to a grade of C or better, they receive no credit. In this case, the final grade appears as NC on the student’s transcript.  The midterm grade appears as NC or CR.
  2. In the catalog, each course description identifies whether or not the pass/no credit option is available.