Pass/No Credit

Kellogg students in pursuit of an MBA degree are allowed to elect the Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option to take a more aggressive class schedule or to try out new subjects. The P/NC option may be used for a total of two credits in any combination of 1 and .5 credit courses during any quarter or quarters. If an A, B, or C grade is earned, a grade of P will be awarded and will count towards graduation credits. A grade of D or F will result in a grade of N (no-credit) and the course will NOT count towards graduation credits. The P or N grade will appear on the transcript but neither is included in GPA calculation.

The P/NC Credit option CANNOT be used for core courses, non-Kellogg courses, Global Initiatives in Management courses, KPPI 440A, the global elective requirement (for those students matriculating during or prior to Spring 2013) and most lab classes. Independent study courses may be taken P/NC with the permission of the instructor. To use the P/NC option to fulfill the minimum requirements for a major, the target grade option described below must be selected and achieved.

The P/NC option also allows students to set a target grade (either A, B, or C) in lieu of the P/NC grade. If the target (or higher) grade is achieved, the grade received will become the grade of record and will be used in the GPA calculation, and will be reflected on the transcript. For instance, if a student sets a target grade of B, and earns an A or B, then the letter grade the student earned would be awarded instead of the P or N grade. But if a C grade is earned, a grade of P would be awarded. In each of these scenarios, the P/NC option is considered used. The ONLY way the P/NC option can be used to fulfill minimum requirements for a major is if the student specifies a target grade of A, B, or C and receives a grade at least as high as what was specified. In other words, courses with a P or N grade on the transcript will not count towards any major.

The P/NC option and target grade must be submitted by the Add deadline for that course. Once the Add deadline passes and a course has been designated as P/NC, the option is considered used regardless of the grade outcome or whether the student later drops the class.

Request Process
(the system is available starting September 3rd and ends on the first Saturday of the quarter- September 28th.):

Log in to the Pass/No Credit System using your netid and password. 

Read the Pass/No Credit Rules and Directions. The system will have the courses that you are currently registered for listed with drop down boxes. Use the drop down boxes to select the course for Pass/No Credit. Choose either "P" for Pass with no target grade, "A" for the Pass/No Credit option with a target grade of A, "B" for the Pass/No Credit Option with a target grade of B, or choose the "blank" selection to deselect/change your Pass/No Credit request.

Students required to submit grades to their employer (i.e. for tuition reimbursement) should check with their employer before requesting the Pass/No Credit option in order to make certain that reimbursement will not be effected.