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c. A student who audits a Cornell course or who is tutored by a Cornell faculty member is
         not eligible to receive credit by examination for such work. A Cornell independent study
         course (see Courses 290/390 and b. above) is the appropriate vehicle for such work.

    d. Credit by examination is an option offered to students who have mastered Cornell's
         course material through study by themselves, in high school or elsewhere (but not for a
         course for which the student also receives transfer credit), or through some life

    e. Students desiring credit by examination must first receive permission from the
         department concerned. A student may receive credit by examination for a maximum of
         seven courses (no more than two such credits may be in any one department). The
         examinations must be completed by the end of the student's eighth Block at Cornell.

    f. Credit will not be granted twice for passing two relatively similar topics. Students who
         believe that the two are significantly different should consult the department chair for
         permission to receive credit for both. If granted, the chair(s) must notify the Registrar in

Credit by examination granted by another institution will not automatically transfer to Cornell;
but where the examination is one that is used by Cornell, credit will be given if the student's
performance meets Cornell's standards.

A student who receives credit for a course by examination and repeats that course at Cornell will
have the examination credit subtracted. Also, students are not eligible to receive credit by
examination for a lower-level course after they have completed or begun a course for which the
other is a prerequisite.


1. Passing grades are A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, P, S, and CR. Failure is denoted by
    F, NC, and U.

2. W, WH, or WR are recorded when a student withdraws from a course (see "Adding and
    Dropping Courses").

3. P indicates satisfactory performance and is given to indicate completion (complete or
    partial) of fine arts participation activities that carry no course credits, e.g., MUS 701 (Music
    Performance Seminar).

4. The notation I is given only for work of satisfactory quality that is incomplete because of
    illness or emergency (supported in the same way as requests for withdrawals for reasons of
    health; see "Adding and Dropping Courses," paragraph 8). Permission to receive an
    Incomplete in any course for any reason must be secured from the Registrar before the
    instructor may record it on the final grade sheet. The petition for requesting an Incomplete
    is available from the Registrar's Office. Students are required to indicate the length of time
    they and their instructor need to complete the course. The Registrar will normally approve
    any reasonable contract. An Incomplete which has not been removed by the end of the
    period specified in the contract will automatically be converted to an F if the student is still
    enrolled or will remain an I if the student has withdrawn from Cornell.

5. AU indicates a course audited for no credit (see above, "Auditing Courses").
6. IP indicates a course in progress or one for which a final grade has not been submitted by

    the instructor.

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