Types of Classes

Credit type/grading options: Each School of Law course is assigned a course credit type: A – substantive, graded course; B – Exceptional, satisfactory, unsatisfactory (no credit awarded); or C – Credit, no credit. A course can be taken only under the assigned credit type. An exception occurs when a student audits a non-required or elective course.

Audited courses: An elective course that the student has not previously completed may be audited rather than taken for graded credit. On completion of the course, the student’s transcript will show a notation of “X” in place of a grade for the course. The student will pay tuition at the normal rate per semester credit hour for the audited course. Audited courses do not affect a student’s cumulative grade point average and are not counted for either residency, minimum credit hour requirements for any given term, or fulfillment of graduation requirements.

Non-law courses: Up to 6 semester credit hours of graduate level, non-law courses taken at the University of Dayton may be included on your law school transcript and applied toward your graduation requirements. Law credit will not be granted for undergraduate courses. Students who enroll in non-law courses for law credit must earn a grade of “C” or better, or its equivalent, in order for the course credits to transfer and be applied toward law graduation requirements. Only the credit hours will transfer.

Admission to a joint degree program is not necessary to take a non-law course; however, a 2.3 cumulative GPA and prior course approval by the associate dean for academic affairs are required. Permission must also be given by the graduate department chairperson.

You must register for non-law courses through the School of Law Registrar's Office. Your registration or drop/add form must include the written permission/approval of the graduate department chairperson.