Undergraduate students may take classes for credit through the registrar for .5 units per semester. These classes are on a Pass/Fail criterion and this grade is based off of attendance. Missing more than four classes (unexcused absences) in a 16-week class will result in an automatic fail unless the appropriate make-ups are made with instructor approval by an indicated deadline. Please note that arriving to class more than 15-mins late or leaving class more than 15-mins prior to the scheduled end time also counts as an unexcused absence.
Note that shortened class series have different grading/attendance criteria (you can only miss 1 to 3 classes) and that number depends on the class duration- each instructor indicates the minimum attendance criteria on their class syllabus, which is emailed to every enrolled student after the semester add/drop deadline and is also verbally discussed in the first week of class.
An excused absence must be accompanied by a hard copy note from a doctor or other official personnel and delivered to either the listed instructor of the course or to the Assistant Director of Recreation Programs. Notes will be reviewed and then the determination will be made within a week if it can count as excused or will be unexcused.
If you do not wish to be graded, any affiliate may sign up (when space is available) as non-credit through the Campus Recreation website. All non-credit classes have a required fee. Note that priority registration goes to credit students. Non-credit participants do not need to follow attendance policies and will not receive a grade or credits.
All decisions regarding taking the class as credit Vs non-credit must be made by the University's add/drop deadline per enrolled semester. After that deadline, no changes can be made.