If the ENTIRE course is offered only on a credit/no credit basis then the appropriate grade to enter for students who earned credit is an ‘A’ which results in a ‘CR’ (or credit) posted to the transcript. If the student did not earn credit then the appropriate grade to enter is an ‘E’ and an ‘NC’ (or no credit) will post to the transcript.
If the course is offered as a regular gradable course and the student has chosen to complete the course on a credit/no credit basis then the appropriate grade to enter is the ACTUAL grade the student earned. Students are in no way required to inform instructors that they have elected to take the course as CR/NC. The grading system will automatically change the grade that the instructor enters to the appropriate CR or NC status. The student will not be able to see what grade an instructor originally entered.