Credit/No Credit and Incomplete Grade Options and the Extended Course Withdrawal Deadline

Select the Credit/No Credit Grade Option

In recognizing the impact these unprecedented times have had upon students and their studies, Miami University is providing broader credit/no credit and incomplete grade options, as well as an extended course withdrawal deadline. 

Students may change the course grading option on eligible full semester, Q, U, V and W courses in Bannerweb through Friday, May 8 at 11:59 PM. For information on how to request credit/no credit for a T sprint course see the FAQs below.

If a credit/no credit grade option is available it displays in the ‘Change Class Options’ dropdown box.  

Some holds will prevent you from accessing the credit/no credit grading option until they are resolved.  A message indicating you may not add or drop classes due to holds on your record will display under ‘Change Class Options’ if you have a hold preventing a change to credit/no credit.

To change the grade option/mode in a class in BannerWeb:

  1. Log in to BannerWeb.
  2. Select “Student Services & Financial Aid”
  3. Select “Registration”
  4. Select “Change Class Options”
  5. Select the Spring 2020 term and click “Submit”
  6. All Spring 2020 courses you are registered for display.  The grade option/mode will have a drop down menu for selection if the course is eligible.  If there is no drop down menu for grade option/mode, the course is not eligible.
  7. Once you have selected the grade option/mode for the course, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click “Submit Changes” to record your selection.  
  8. Refresh your page to see your recorded selection.

Newly Added FAQs

If I want to apply to graduate/professional school or pursue certain careers, should I take any credit/no credit courses this Spring?

Typically, students who wish to pursue graduate/professional school or certain careers after graduation are cautioned against taking credit/no-credit courses because feedback has shown that credit/no-credit grades on your academic record may be a negative factor in the evaluation of your application for admission or employment by most professional schools (law, medicine, etc.), by many graduate schools, and by some employers and undergraduate schools. 

Spring 2020, however, is an atypical semester and many colleges and universities are allowing students to exercise this option more freely than would normally occur.  We do not know how all graduate/professional programs and employers will choose to evaluate credit/no credit courses taken in Spring 2020. It is quite likely that these programs/employers are currently considering how they will review Spring 2020 in the months and years ahead.  

The Mallory-Wilson Center for Health Education offers information on credit/no credit here for students who may be considering health related graduate/professional programs or careers.

The Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education offers information on credit/no credit and other topics here for students who may be considering law related graduate/professional programs or careers.
If you are considering a graduate/professional program or career where you think this could have an impact on your opportunities for success, we encourage you to explore your credit/no-credit questions with the college/university programs or employers in which you are interested.

Can I still relocate to Oxford if I change a course to credit/no credit and do not have 16 graded hours?

No.  The requirements to relocate to the Oxford campus remain in effect.  You must have 16 graded credit hours earned at Miami University in 100+ level courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.  The 16 graded hours cannot include post-secondary work, College Credit Plus course work, AP, CLEP, transfer credit, or credit/no credit coursework.  More information can be found here.

I am a College Credit Plus student.  Am I allowed to take classes credit/no credit in Spring 2020?

CCP students should speak with a high school counselor on this topic.


Credit/No Credit

What is the deadline to change a course to credit/no credit?

Friday, May 8 at 11:59 PM in Bannerweb. 

What course(s) can I take credit/no credit in Spring 2020?

Any course that is approved by the University for credit/no credit grading, which includes most undergraduate and many graduate courses. There are courses that are not approved for credit/no credit grading, e.g. pass/fail courses, and the option is not available for those courses.

What grade must be earned to receive credit in a credit/no credit course?

  • Undergraduate courses require a minimum grade of D- to earn credit.
  • Graduate courses require a minimum grade of B to earn credit.
  • Credit is denoted with a grade of ‘X’; no credit is denoted with a grade of ‘Y’.

How do credit/no credit courses impact my GPA?

Courses taken credit/no credit count toward earned hours but are excluded from the grade point average (GPA) calculation, so they neither harm nor help a grade point average.
Students on academic probation, however, must still earn a 2.0 term GPA to be permitted to continue.  (See Scholastic regulations.)

How will courses taken credit/no credit in Spring 2020 count toward grade and degree requirements?

  • Courses taken credit/no credit in Spring 2020 will not be included in the undergraduate 10% limitation, or the graduate 25% limitation, of total credit hours earned at Miami that can be taken credit/no credit and count toward a degree.
  • Courses taken credit/no credit in Spring 2020 will satisfy any Miami Plan, divisional, major, major related hours, co-major, and minor requirement.
  • Freshmen students may take courses credit/no credit regardless of the number of graded hours taken concurrently.
  • Students on academic warning and probation may take courses credit/no credit.

My GPA will be under the required 2.0 in my overall GPA, major GPA, minor GPA, etc. for graduation.  Will there be an exception to the GPA requirement if I take a class credit/no credit this Spring?

  • No, minimum GPAs must still be met for graduation. If you have any questions, contact your advisor.

How do credit/no credit courses factor into Deans’/President’s list and Latin Honors eligibility?

Courses taken credit/no credit do not factor into GPA and thus do not count toward Deans’/President’s list or Latin Honors eligibility.  The normal requirements for Deans’/President’s list eligibility and Latin Honors remain in effect for Spring 2020.

I am enrolled in a class that requires a minimum grade as a prerequisite to move on to the subsequent course.  If I change my course to credit/no credit, how will this be handled?

  • Course prerequisites remain in effect.  If your prerequisite course is currently in progress, you will be able to register for the subsequent course if all other requirements are met. After Spring semester ends, departments will be able to determine if a student has met the minimum grade requirement to continue in the next course. If you have additional questions regarding prerequisites please speak with an advisor.

What if I change my mind after I select the credit/no credit option?

The credit/no credit option can be changed in Bannerweb through 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 8.  After that time, the grade option selected is locked in and cannot be changed.  

Can I apply the course repeat policy to a course taken credit/no credit?

No, the course repeat policy can only be applied to courses taken and repeated for standard letter grade.

I withdrew from a class. Now that credit/no credit is an option, can I get back into the class?

Your instructor will determine whether you missed too much material to be successful in the course.  If your instructor approves your return into the class, s/he will email the Registrar to have you added back into the course.

How do I request the credit/no credit grade option for a Spring 2020 T sprint course?

Because T sprint courses are over you cannot make the change to credit/no credit in Bannerweb.  Please email with your request by no later than Friday, May 8.  You must include your name, unique ID, subject, course number and CRN for the course.  

Will taking a course credit/no credit impact my financial aid?

Courses taken credit/no credit are eligible for federal financial aid, however, because they do not factor into grade point averages, students with Satisfactory Academic Progress concerns may wish to consult with a One Stop staff member.  Students receiving veterans education benefits may also wish to consult with a One Stop staff member regarding the impact of credit/no credit coursework on eligibility.

Course withdrawal deadline

What is the deadline to withdraw with a grade of W in a full semester, Q or W sprint course?

Friday, April 17 at 11: 59PM. Contact your instructor (email recommended)  well before this date to request to withdraw from the  course. The instructor will drop you using the BannerWeb photo roster.

What is the deadline to withdraw from the University for the semester?

Friday, May 8 at 5:00 PM.  You must complete the Student Withdrawal and Cancellation Form to officially withdraw from the University.

Incomplete Grade

What is the deadline to request a grade of incomplete?

Friday, May 8 at 11:59 PM. If you cannot finish the work required for your course by the end of the term, with your instructor’s permission you can take an incomplete.  Contact your instructor (email recommended) before the deadline to request an incomplete for the course. Remember this is an agreement between you and your instructor that you will finish your course work by an agreed upon date.  
Degree candidates must resolve all incomplete work by the conclusion of graduation processing which is within 30 days of the University degree conferral date.

I took an incomplete at the end of the Fall 2019 semester and per University policy it will convert to a failing grade at the end of this semester.  What can I do?

To allow students additional time to complete unfinished Fall 2019 coursework, the conversion of incomplete to failing grades will not occur until the end of the Fall 2020 semester.  Please be aware that May and August 2020 degree candidates must satisfy any incomplete grades before degree conferral can occur.