Credit/No Credit (CR/NCR) Option for Rotman Commerce Students

Last updated June 15, 2018

The Credit/No Credit option was created to encourage you to expand your possible course choices to areas where you think you have interest, but may not be confident about how well you will do academically. With the CR/NCR option, course results don’t impact your GPA.

Students may select up to 2.0 full course equivalents to be evaluated on a CR/NCR basis in the 20 credits required for their degree. The last day to opt in or out of CR/NCR is the last date to cancel the course without academic penalty (i.e., “Drop Date”). In addition, the minimum grade to attain CR in a course is 50%.

How does this apply to Rotman Commerce Specialists?

  • CR/NCR cannot be used for program requirements. CR/NCR can only be applied toward Arts & Science electives.
  • The CR/NCR option cannot be applied to courses that are used to fulfill the specific program requirements for your Rotman Commerce specialist. This will include your 300+ series Economics course(s) as well as courses used to fulfill the International Component for the Finance and Economics Specialist or the Management Specialist.
  • Students are not able to select RSM courses for the CR/NCR option, as most RSM courses are needed to complete the 10.0 RSM credit total required for each Rotman Commerce specialist. However, students may contact a Rotman Commerce Advisor to discuss the possibility of using an additional RSM course beyond the 10.0 requirement as a CR/NCR course.

If you are considering the Credit/No Credit option for one of your courses, we recommend that you consult with your College as well as our office before enrolling to ensure that the decision will not compromise your ability to meet your program requirements.

For details: Note that courses taken to be assessed on a CR/NCR basis cannot be used to fulfill subject POSt requirements under any circumstances.