The degree audit processes course rules and policies defined by each college. Credit for courses that fall under these categories may show differently on the degree audit than they do on the transcript. Below is some information on pass/fail option, study abroad, incomplete course grade handling and experiential learning.
Each college/school defines how many credit hours of (student-opted) pass/fail will be allowed to count toward degree requirements.
Maximum Hours Allowed
General Electives Only
Major requirements allowed as P/F?
|Arts & Science||6||YES||NO|
|Business||6||YES (non-business)||NO||Transfer students may take 1 hour of P/F for every 8 hrs|
|Engineering||16||Study abroad is exempt||Transfer students may take 1 hour of P/F for every 9 hrs|
|Journalism||6||YES (non-journalism)||Transfer students may take 1 hour of P/F for every 8 hrs|
|Music||12||YES (non-music)||Music Education students can only use p/f for student teaching.||Transfer students may take 1 hour of P/F for every 8 hrs|
Most colleges/schools encourage students to participate in the Study Abroad Program. Contact your advisor and the Office of International Education to ensure appropriate/applicable coursework. In most cases, pass/fail grades are assigned to these courses once completed. Degree audits as well as transcripts will reflect this information.
For more information, contact:
Office of International Education
Effective November 29, 2010, the Degree Audits were adjusted to allow Incomplete Grades (I) to appear as In Progress on the audit. A course with an I grade is not acceptable for graduation. Incompletes will be treated as In Progress until completed, repeated or changed to an F grade if not completed within one year.
Different types of courses such as Internships, ROTC, CSVC1000 and others are excluded from the College Total Hours calculation or are limited to a certain number that are allowed to count. For more information regarding how these courses are counted or not counted in GPA calculations, view Total Hours and GPA Calculations.
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