How To – Change Grading Option or Variable Credit in a Course on DuckWeb
Variable credit - changing the number of credits for a course
Some courses have alternative grading options or are offered for variable credit. A variable credit course may be taken for any number of credits within a given range. Not all courses have these options.
If a course has variable credit options, you will see a range of credits in the “Cred” column when you’re doing a course search.
When you register for a course offered for variable credit, DuckWeb automatically selects the lowest credit.
How to change the number of credits for a course
Step 1. To change the number of credits for a course, you must first be registered for the course. After registering, click on Change Variable Credit/Grading Option from the Add/Drop Worksheet or from the Registration Menu.
Step 2. Once you are viewing the "Change Class Options" page, find the course with variable credit.
Step 3. To change the credit in a lecture class that has a noncredit laboratory, discussion, or activity section associated with it, make the credit change using the lecture CRN only.
Step 4. When you locate the course you want to change, click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the option box, and select the number of credits desired. Click “Submit Changes”.
Note that when variable credits are reduced, tuition refunds meet the same criteria as dropped courses. Students may owe partial tuition if credits are reduced after the 100% tuition refund period ends. (Consult the Academic Dates & Deadlines page to find out when the tuition refund period ends.)
A course that has an alternative grading option will default to "graded" when you register, but also allow you to change to a Pass/No Pass ("P/NP") grading.
Each school, department, or special program has its own regulations on P/NP classes for majors and minors. Grading options do not show in the Schedule view, but after you have registered for a course your “Add Classes Worksheet” will show that a course has the option to change to P/NP with a hyperlink on the course’s Grade Mode. Before exercising Pass/No Pass options, students should consult an advisor.
How to change to a Pass/No Pass option on a course
To change to a Pass/No Pass option on a course (after determining that it is permitted and after you have met with your advisor):
Step 1. Click on the hyperlinked word “Graded”, or click on “Change Variable Credit/Grading Option from the Add Worksheet, or from the Registration Menu.
Step 2.On the Change Class Options page, locate the course with the Grade Mode option and click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the option box to select the grade option you want. Then click “Submit Changes”.
Note: Grade Option and Variable Credits can be changed in DuckWeb during fall, winter, and spring terms but require instructor and/or departmental approval during the summer term.
|Students can change Grade Option and Variable Credits directly via DuckWeb, up to 7 weeks into the term.|
|Submit a petition after the deadline and obtain instructor or departmental approval for the change. Final approval is determined by the Academic Requirements Committee.|