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Contract Course

  • What courses are eligible for contracting?

    Upper-division courses taught by UCR faculty are eligible to be contracted. The following courses are not eligible for contracting: lower-division courses, HNPG courses, "H"-designated courses taught withing the past five years, Summer Sessions courses, courses graded Satisfactory/No Credit (S/NC), and 190-level courses.

  • Who can teach a course that can be contracted?

    Only ladder-ranked faculty members (not lecturers, grad students, or post-docs) are able to teach a course that can be contracted.

  • How are University Honors Contracts graded?

    Professors are required to determine whether the student has satisfied the expectations of the contract by the same date grades are regularly due for the course. "Incompletes" are not permissible for University Honors Contracts. No grade is given for the contract itself.

  • How many University Honors Contracts can I complete?

    Students can complete a maximum of two University Honors Contracts in satisfaction of their eight units of University Honors electives.

  • What happens if expectations of the University Honors Contract are not satisfied?

    If a student does not satisfy the expectations of the contract, the student will not receive Honors elective credit for the course. Failure to satisfy the expectations of the contract, or satisfying them in an unsatisfactory way, should not affect the student's final grade in the course; the work assigned in association with the contract should not be considered in the student's final grade in the course.

  • If I complete a University Honors contract, will I get a better grade in class?

    The work assigned in association with the contract should not be considered in the student's final grade in the course. A student's final grade in the course should reflect the quality and content of the work assigned in the course.

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