At 2 year colleges, there is this thing called credit / no credit grading option, does anyone know what some reasons are as to why someone would take a class for credit / no credit ? What purpose does this serve? (At some school's it's also called pass / no pass ?) They appear on a transcript as credit or no credit depending on the effort put into it. And, how do these look on a students transcript, for transferring to a 4 year college? As far as whether they look good or bad by those reviewing an application for admission into 4 year colleges?