College of Engineering Policy (pre-COVID and Current):
The following policy was in effect prior to Spring Quarter 2020 and is reinstated for Fall Quarter 2021.
Students in the College of Engineering are not allowed to take any major or support courses credit/no credit.
Major and support courses must be taken for a letter grade. Students who are unsure if a course is a major or support course should check their curriculum sheet where the courses are clearly divided between these four areas: major, support, general education, electives.
Engineering students are allowed to take one General Education course (4 units) credit/no credit.
To learn more, refer to the university-wide credit/no credit policy.
Spring 2020 through Summer 2021:
During Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 you will be able to select any GE courses for Credit/No Credit grading; you are encouraged to speak with us before selecting Credit/No Credit grading for GE courses.
Each department has its own policy on whether or not Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) courses may be used to fulfill major or support courses. Please refer to your major Credit/No Credit policies.
Note to students changing majors: Per the Office of the Registrar, if you change your major from one that allowed CR/NC in one of these quarters to a major that did not expand CR/NC allowances in that quarter, then you will be subject to the policies and rules governing the new major. That would mean that a course previously taken CR/NC that now violates the new major's rules, would be converted by the Office of the Registrar to the letter grade earned.