The below forms are for undergraduate students currently in the School of Information Sciences (iSchool). If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program at Illinois are not required to complete a minor for degree certification. However, many find this a desirable opportunity to study at some depth in a subject matter of additional interest to their major field of study. View available Minors and find additional information on the Provost's Website "How to 'Declare' a Minor".
Statement of Intent to Declare a Campus Minor Form
Complete Step I, send to the unit sponsoring the minor for Step II and ask them to send the form to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing.
Any variance from courses required in the minor must be approved on the Modification of Minor form by the unit sponsoring the minor, that unit’s college and submitted to the student’s college office for final processing.
The College strongly encourages students to consult their academic advisor about the possible implications of selecting the credit/no credit option.
Credit/No-Credit Option (PDF)
The credit/no-credit grading option is designed to encourage student exploration into areas of academic interest that they might otherwise avoid for fear of poor grades. Students must choose the credit/no credit option during the first half of the course term (e.g., the first eight weeks of the semester, the fourth week of the summer session, or by the fourth week of an eight-week course), or before completing half the lessons of a correspondence course.
Students can technically place any course on Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) status. However, if a course is being used for any specific degree requirement, the student will have to retake it for a letter grade.
If you are on academic probation, you may not use the CR/NC option.
Instructors are not notified if a course is elected as CR/NC and will award a grade for the course. A grade of C- or better to receive credit for the course. The course will be counted in the total credit hours, but not in the GPA.
Two courses per semester (one course per summer session) is allowed when using the CR/NC grading option. 18 hours of CR/NC grading may apply toward the minimum needed for graduation.
Please note that taking a course CR/NC is not a good way to avoid poor grades.
Grade Replacement Request
To submit a Grade Replacement Request (PDF), students must understand the following rules:
- Students may use for grade replacement up to a total of four distinct courses, not to exceed a maximum of 10 semester hours.
- All hours must be taken at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cross-listed courses must be taken in the same department as the original instance, and variable credit courses must be taken for the same number of credit hours when repeated for grade replacement.
- Courses may be repeated for grade replacement only in those cases in which students received grades of C- or lower on the first attempt.
- There must have been no finding of an academic integrity violation in the first attempt.
- A course may be repeated for grade replacement only once.
Intent to use grade replacement must be filed during the first half of the semester in which the course is repeated.
When the Grade Replacement Policy is used, the original grade remains on your permanent record and is flagged with an “R” for “replacement.” Only the grade earned in the second attempt will be included in calculation of your grade point average. It is important to note that most graduate programs, including vet schools and law schools, still use the original instance of the course in calculating your GPA, even if grade replacement was applied. Grade Replacement Calculator
Late Course Change
This form is to be used when adding a course or changing sections after the deadline to add a course. Late Course Change (PDF)
Students may carry as many as 18 hours without special permission. Approval for programs of more than 18 hours (overload) must be obtained from the college. Overload permissions are generally granted in the registration system the day before classes begin (for example, spring semester overloads are available the day before spring classes start), but may be provided earlier at the school's discretion.
iSchool students must complete the Overload Request Form. The form allows students to request approval to register for more than the maximum load of 18 hours in a fall or spring term, and more than the maximum load of 9 hours in a summer term. Students in other UIUC Colleges should contact their academic affairs office for overload approval.
Approval is based on the following considerations:
- Your UIUC GPA should be 3.0 or above.
- You have successfully completed 17-18 hours in one term.
- You have successfully completed previously approved overloads, if applicable.
First Term Enrollment Credit Hour Limitation Policy
Students are limited to registering for no more than 18 credit hours in their first term. A University of Illinois GPA is required to be reviewed before a student may request an overload. Therefore, first-time freshmen and first-semester transfer students may not submit an overload request, and a semester of graded coursework at the University of Illinois is required to be reviewed before second-semester student’s requests can be granted, to ensure such students are in good academic standing. This is to assist students both in managing their time effectively and acclimating to a new degree program.