The Luther College Curriculum Committee has established the following Credit-No Credit grading policies for the 2020 September Term and Fall Semester:
Once final grades have been posted by the Registrar’s office for September Term (October 2nd posting date) and Fall (February posting date TBD), students will have five days to submit a CR/NC request. For September Term, the deadline will be Wednesday, October 7 at 5 PM.
The request for CR/NC authorization must be made by the student within the 5 days following the posting of the grade. The request must be submitted using an online form available to all students on the Registrar's Office website.
Grades of C- or higher are recorded on the transcript as “CR”; grades of “D+” or lower are recorded as “NC.” Departments may need to make exceptions to the determination of what letter grades qualify for a student receiving “CR” for a course within their program (as required by accreditors).
One or more September Term courses changed to CR/NC grading will not count toward the six course limit on CR/NC courses.
One or more Fall 2020 courses changed to CR/NC grading will count as one course toward the six course limit on CR/NC courses.
First-year students are eligible to request CR/NC grading, and the CR/NC courses will not count towards their six course limit.
Courses taken for CR/NC in which a grade of CR is earned will count towards all-college requirements.
Courses taken for CR/NC in which a grade of CR is earned will count towards major/minor requirements.
If a student earns a course grade below C- and then decides to request CR/NC grading in that course, that decision is final. The student may not revert back to a letter grade in the course.
The Registrar’s Office will send an email to notify students when grades for the respective term have been posted.
After the deadline for submitting CR/NC requests, the Registrar’s office will process requests for CR/NC grading after which Academic Standing Review will be completed.
Once missing grades have been posted, reports for missing and Incomplete grades for the term will be generated. The Registrar’s office will email these faculty and students to notify them of their steps/responsibilities regarding CR/NC grading.
The Registrar’s office will make reasonable efforts to notify students when a late grade has been submitted, or an Incomplete grade has been resolved and posted so they are aware of the five day period in which they can request CR/NC grading. However, the primary notification responsibility lies with the instructor.