Course Audit and Pass/No Credit 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) through 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 will 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 affect a student’s grade point average or academic standing.

Course Audit


  1. Audited courses do not apply to academic load nor do they result in credit earned for having completed the class. The midterm and final grades appear as AU.
  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. 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. If students do not pass at a level equivalent to a grade of C or better, they receive no credit. The final grades appear as NC.  The midterm grade appears as NC or CR. Courses taken as pass/no credit count toward academic load.
  2. In the catalog, each course description identifies whether or not the pass/no credit option is available.