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.
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.
There is no limit to the number of courses a student can take credit/non. However, there are some courses for which credit/non is not an option; this information is included with the course description in the Course Bulletin and Course Browser. Please note that to be eligible for Latin Honors, a student may take no more than one-quarter of potentially-graded units (i.e.,shadow-graded and mandatory credit/noncredit courses are not included) on a credit/noncredit basis, and must have completed a minimum of 12 letter graded units. MIT courses are included in these calculations; transfer courses are not. Please refer to the complete Latin Honors eligibility rules for more information.
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.