American law students who achieve appropriate final examination results normally will be able to receive academic credit from their home institutions. Students are responsible for obtaining approval from their own law schools to transfer credit. Non-Duke and Duke Law School students may request official transcripts from Duke University at no extra charge by completing a transcript request form after grades have been reported (usually around mid-September). The grading system will be the same as that regularly used at Duke Law School. (Although no grade and no academic credit will be awarded for any course in which the participant has not taken the written examination, the notation "Audit" will be recorded for any course regularly attended by the participant.) Students who do not wish to receive academic credit for their courses are not required to take final examinations, but all students are encouraged to sit for at least two examinations.