Open-entry Guidelines | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates | UNB

Open-entry guidelines & updates

Open-entry courses follow unique course start and end dates. The academic date provisions as outlined below will apply for open-entry online courses that have a start date prior to May 1, 2020.

Academic dates 

  • The last date to hold tests is ten business days (two weeks) before open-entry course end date. Existing undergraduate calendar exceptions still apply, as per Section B. Examinations and Evaluation of Course Work, 5.d).
  • You may withdraw without academic penalty up to ten business days (two weeks) before the open-entry course end date. Courses dropped before this time will be shown as “W” on your transcript. If you have already withdrawn from a course and received a “WF”, your transcript notation will be changed to a “W”.
  • You will be able to choose whether you are taking a course for a letter grade (A–F) or for credit/no credit (CR/NCR). If you choose to take a class for CR/NCR, you must notify your instructor ten business days (two weeks) before the open-entry course end date. If students choose to take the class for credit/no credit, they are still expected to complete all course requirements, including the final exam, if applicable. Further, students should be aware of what it means to take a class for CR/NCR:
    • Courses marked as CR (credit):
      • will count towards program requirements,
      • will count as credit hours completed,
      • will count as a pre-requisite,
      • will not be assigned grade points, meaning it will not negatively (or positively) affect a student’s GPA.
    • Courses marked as NCR (no credit)
      • will not count towards program requirements,
      • will count as credit hours attempted,
      • will not count as a pre-requisite,
      • will not be assigned grade points, meaning it will not negatively (or positively) affect a student’s GPA.
      • CR/NCR is not recommended for students considering applying to future programs; for more information about this option, please contact your academic advisor.
  • Instructors may grant course extensions. You must request course extensions up to ten business days (two weeks) before the open-entry course end date to term work.    

Deferred Exam Requests

Please note, deferred exam applications for medical or compassionate reasons can be submitted to the Registrar’s Office via your personal UNB eServices account.  No supporting medical documentation is required. 

Your open-entry course instructor(s) have been made aware of these guidelines.  

Please address any general questions arising from this email to records@unb.ca and we will ensure your question is directed to the correct place.