Credit-No Credit Courses

 

Title 5, California Administrative Code, permits the granting of credit toward a degree or certificate for courses completed on a credit/no-credit basis.

A. Non-Optional:

The courses are graded entirely on a Credit/No Credit basis. These courses are indicated in the Schedule of Classes. Units earned in such courses shall not be considered as part of the 15 unit limit in the Optional Credit/No Credit policy.

B. Optional:

The option to enroll in a Credit/No Credit class is designed to encourage students to explore courses in which they might have an interest. Only those courses specifically listed by each department may be taken on this basis. Units thus earned will be counted toward the A.A. Degree, but will be disregarded in determining grade point average.

Courses approved for Credit/No Credit will be indicated on the student's permanent record as "CR" with units earned and no grade points or "NC" with no units earned and no grade points. Units attempted for which "NC" is recorded shall be considered in probation and dismissal procedures. The student is required to take all tests, complete all assignments, and shall be subject to withdrawal and attendance regulations. Standards of evaluation are identical for all students. The student shall petition for an optional Credit/No Credit course through the Admissions and Records Office. The approval for such a class must be no later than the end of the first 30 percent of the term.

Only courses which are A.A. Degree applicable may be placed on the optional course list by the departments. Also, "CR" or "NC" grades cannot be converted to a letter grade once the approval form has been filed in the Admissions and Records Office.

Eligibility Governing "Credit/No-Credit Courses"

  • The student must have a cumulative grade point average 2.0 in all college units attempted.
  • The student may take no more than two courses per semester on a credit/no-credit basis.
  • The course must be on an approved list of credit/no-credit courses. The list is available in the Counseling Office and in the "Schedule of Classes."
  • No more than fifteen (15) units of credit/no-credit courses may be completed at Cerritos College, nor may more than fifteen (15) units earned on a credit/no-credit basis be applied toward the Associate in Arts degree. Some courses are graded entirely on a credit/no-credit basis. These courses are indicated in the schedule of classes. Units earned in such courses shall not be considered as part of the 15 unit limit in the optional credit/no-credit policy.
  • There is no provision for rescinding an approved petition for credit/no credit.