GRADE OPTIONS - FACTORS WHICH MAY AFFECT YOUR CREDITS
Students may seek to audit a course because they want to review a subject or to learn without the pressure of having to fully participate in the class.
It is important for students to balance their time requirements of classes, study time, employment and other commitments. The following table is recommended as a guide to students in balancing work with school.
CREDIT BY ARTICULATION
Credit by articulation is a time-shortened program available at Kaua`i Community College for high school students from Kaua`i’s high schools to receive college credits for equivalent courses completed in high school.
To obtain credits by articulation, students must submit a Credit by Articulation Form with their UH System Application Form and high school transcripts to the Admissions & Records Office.
Specific information and application procedures may be obtained at the Counseling & Advising Office.
Credit by examination is available in a few courses at the college. The purpose of awarding credit by examination is to enable students to complete degree and certificate programs more rapidly and without repetition when they have already acquired knowledge or skills relevant to their program of study. The examination is more comprehensive than the usual “final examination” and is designed to serve as the scholastic equivalent of the course.
The credit by examination process must be completed within the first quarter of the scheduled class meetings.
Credit by examination carries no credit and does not contribute towards full-time student status (required for Veterans' benefits and Financial Aid).
The normal credit load for a student is 15-17 credits per semester.
The major purpose of the credit/no credit option is to encourage students to broaden their education by venturing into subject areas outside their fields of specialization without risking a relatively low grade.
The Credit/No Credit option at the UH-Manoa is limited to elective courses: the CR/NC option is not allowed for any course taken to fulfill a University or College core requirement nor a Department requirement, with the exception of those courses designated Credit/No Credit only. Students planning to transfer to Manoa should follow this Manoa policy when taking courses at KCC.
If you received a grade of “D” or lower, you may repeat the course and receive the higher grade and grade points. Credit is allowed only one time. You do not need instructor approval to repeat the course.
A student transferring from a regionally-accredited college or university may be allowed credit for previous academic work. It is the student’s responsibility to have official transcripts of previous work sent to the Admissions & Records Office by the institutions previously attended, to apply for evaluation of transcripts for advanced standing, and to provide course description information from the catalogs of the previous colleges attended. Request forms for transcript evaluation are available at the Admissions & Records Office. Official transcripts become the property of the college and will not be forwarded to any institution outside of the University of Hawai`i System or individual or copied for students.
Some courses are offered with variable credit. After the title of a course in the Course Description section, there will be a credit range; (1-3) is a common listing. Credit is given for course work completed and may not exceed the credits for which you are registered.