Special credit is course credit awarded by a unit to a student who has satisfied an academic requirement based on an individual examination of the student's knowledge, work or experience that was not part of a regular course. If a student meets a department’s requirements for receiving special credit, the department initiates an eSpecial Credit request. The request will be routed to all required approvers.
If there are fees associated with special credit, the student will be required to approve the request. They will receive email at their university email address notifying them how to proceed.
After the request has been approved and the credit posted to the student’s record, both the request initiator and the student will receive an email confirmation. The credits will appear on the student’s transcript, and any fees will be posted to the student’s bursar account.
If a request isn’t fully approved within 120 days, it will be cancelled automatically.