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Credit-No Credit, Credit by Examination

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Students, provided that they are not on academic probation, may exercise their option to take a maximum of two (2) courses per semester on a “credit/no credit” basis. Courses completed under the CR/NC option may not be used to satisfy the requirements for a major, minor, or certificate, and no more than 12 semester hours in such courses may be counted toward the requirements for a degree. However, this exclusion does not apply to courses that are offered only on a CR/NC basis; these may be counted toward the requirements for a major, minor, or certificate and toward the requirements for a degree.

Once the CR/NC option has been exercised for a course, the designation may not be removed. To qualify for “credit,” the work of the student must be at least at the “C-” (1.7) level. The CR/NC option must be exercised by the date designated for this purpose in the UH Hilo Academic Calendar.

Credit by Examination

Students can elect to complete up to 30 credits of course work by examination of various kinds. Detailed descriptions of the examinations and restrictions on credit-by-examination can be found in the university catalog.


Updated July 2012 by CZ.