Credit/No-Credit and Grade Mode

Credit/no credit, or Credit/non, refers to a type of course grading that does not result in a letter grade. Students may elect to have a course graded credit/non for several reasons. Some courses (primarily in the writing department) are mandatory credit/non and students will receive either a cr (credit) or ncr (no credit) as their final grade.

Should I take a course credit/non?

Students may take a course credit/non for a variety of reasons. See your class dean to talk more about whether credit/non makes sense for you.

What does my grade look like on my transcript?

If you receive a grade of c or higher in a course that you have elected credit/non, a notation of CR (credit) will appear on your transcript; if you receive a grade lower than a c, then a notation of NCR (no credit) will appear on your transcript.

How many courses can I take credit/non?

You may take an unlimited number of courses credit/non. However, if you wish to be considered for latin honors you may take only one unit credit/non for every four units taken at Wellesley or MIT after your first year. Even if you do not receive credit for a course that has been declared credit/non, the course will be considered part of the total credit/non units for consideration of latin honors.

What is the deadline for declaring a class credit/non?

The period during which students may declare that they wish to take a course on a credit/non basis is the first four weeks of the fall and spring semesters (or the first two days of wintersession or each summer session). Students must use the online registration system to declare that they wish to take a course credit/non.


Directions for electing a course credit/non

Log into MyWellesley >>Students > >Banner Self-Service > >Registration
Click on "Change Class Options"

When you click on this link, the courses for which you are registered will display, with an action window next to the "grading mode" line. For most courses, the action displayed will indicate "regular grading". If you wish to declare a course credit/non, choose the option called "credit/non" and then click on the submit changes button.

Return to the registration menu and click on the link called student detail schedule. Verify that the correct course has been marked with the credit/non designation and print out a copy of the screen. If there is any question about the status of a course that you wished to declare credit/non, this printed document will be required to verify that the declaration was completed.

All students are expected to use the online system to declare a course credit/non. If a student has been told that she has a hold on her registration, this will prevent her from using the credit/non option online. We hope that any student with a registration hold is working with the staff in student financial services so that she will be able to register during the next registration period. Students with a registration hold will need to email to request that their course be changed to credit/non by the posted deadline.

Students may wish to inform the faculty member that they have declared a course credit/ no credit. Grade sheets (printed and electronic) indicate that a student has declared the credit/non option for that course.

See semester calendar for date and time credit/no credit is available on-line at the registrar's website under calendars.



"Students have the option of taking an unlimited number of units on a credit/no-credit basis. If a student receives a grade of c or higher in a course that she has elected credit/non, a notation of CR (credit) will appear on her transcript; if she receives a grade lower than a c, then a notation of NCR (no credit) will appear on the transcript.

If a student withdraws from the course after the fourth week of the semester, a WDR will appear on the transcript; if she has a permanent incomplete, then an INC will be printed on the transcript." from Articles of Government, Book II, Article VII, section 1.c.

Please see your Class Dean if you have any additional questions about credit/non.