Important Registration Semester Information!

*The last day to withdraw and change grading option/change to audit for Spring 2021 full-term courses was extended from April 16, 2021, to April 30, 2021, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition, several emergency health/safety changes were made that impacted the calendar for Spring 2021; please visit the Academic Calendars website to view all changes.

Spring 2021 Summer 2021 Fall 2021

Important Grading Information –
Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented circumstances for the University of Illinois Springfield’s students, faculty, and staff.  In recognition of these challenges, UIS leadership (in consultation with the Campus Senate) has decided to expand grading options for students by allowing credit/no credit grading for all courses rather than just a select few.

Those who are considering taking advantage of credit/no credit grading should note the following:

  1. Students should consult with their academic advisor(s) if they have any concerns about how this change might impact them academically.  Although there are no UIS policies against the use of credit/no credit grading, individual programs can limit the number of hours earned under the credit/no credit option.
  2. Students are not required to alter their current grading mode.  Those who choose to select credit/no credit grading should first log into Student Self-Service ( to review the grading mode in place for each of their courses.  An email must then be sent to the Office of Records and Registration ( that includes the five-digit course reference number (CRN) and course prefix/number associated with each course for which a change is to be made.

Please also be aware of the following pertaining to credit/no credit grading:

  • Credit is awarded under this option to undergraduate work that represents a grade of C or better (grades of C- will not be accepted) or to graduate work that represents a grade of B or better (grades of B- will not be accepted). For lesser work, a grade of NC is recorded on the transcript. Courses taken for credit/no credit are not included in calculating the cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Changing to credit/no credit grading will not impact a student’s financial aid so long as all courses continue to count toward the student’s degree completion requirements.  Normal financial aid satisfactory academic progress rules will continue to apply.
  • Students should be aware of the potential ramifications of selecting credit/no credit grading.  These include (but are not limited to) the following:
    • Undergraduate Dean’s List: Students must complete at least eight graded semester hours (this does not include hours graded as credit/no credit) and have no incomplete grades awarded to be considered for the Dean’s List.
    • Academic Standing: Students currently on academic probation who select credit/no credit grading for all courses will remain on probation, as courses taken for credit/no credit do not impact GPA.
    • Course Transferability: Students planning to transfer to or earn advanced degrees from other colleges/universities should check with those institutions to verify that credit/no credit grading will be accepted.


An appeal for an exception to the tuition and fee policy for withdrawals, including requests for exceptions to posted deadlines, must be filed with the Records and Registration Appeals Committee. The Committee meets regularly to consider these requests. The appeal must document extenuating circumstances.  Additional information regarding the appeal process is available in the form of a handout: Information on Exceptions to the Tuition and Fee Policy for Withdrawals (pdf).

Concurrent Enrollment

Students may be eligible to enroll in courses on more than one University of Illinois campus during a given semester. Students who plan to enroll for courses on more than one campus at the same time must complete the Application for Concurrent Registration (pdf), obtain the necessary signatures, and return the form to the Office of Records and Registration. Additional information regarding concurrent enrollment may be obtained by contacting Registration.

Intercampus Enrollment

The Intercampus Enrollment program is intended to give students at one campus of the University of Illinois the opportunity to take advantage of experiences unique to another campus of the University without having to transfer. It is not designed to replace concurrent enrollment or transfer. The program also provides for summer enrollment at another University of Illinois campus. Additional information regarding Intercampus Enrollment is available online.


Students registering for more than eight (8) hours for summer semester, or for more than eighteen (18) semester hours for fall or spring semester are required to file a student petition form with the appropriate signatures from the academic program at the time of registration.


Students who have holds are responsible for clearing these prior to any registration. These include parking, library, financial, short-term loans, health, admissions, and program restrictions. See the current course schedule for information regarding academic restrictions.

Student Classification

Undergraduate students are classified into categories based upon the number of hours earned. Freshmen are those students who have earned less than 30 hours of credit, sophomores have earned 30-59.99 credit hours, juniors have earned 60-89.99 credit hours, and seniors have earned 90 or more hours. Graduate students are those working toward a master’s or doctoral degree.

Student Responsibility

Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to the policies, deadlines, and procedures contained in the catalog and current course schedule. Avoid potential enrollment problems by reading the various publications carefully. Students may receive credit only for those courses for which they are properly registered and will assume academic and financial responsibility for any course in which they register unless they officially cancel registration according to the established deadlines.