Regulations and Procedures
Under certain circumstances an undergraduate student in good standing (not on probation) may enroll in up to eight elective courses to be taken with a grade of P (Pass) or F (Fail) during the four years of the undergraduate program. A student may take two courses per academic year on the Pass/Fail option. An academic year begins with the first day of the fall semester and ends with the last day of the summer term.
If a student elects the Pass/Fail option in a course, the Office of the Registrar will convert the final grade to either P (grade of A, B, C, or D) or F (grade of F). The grade of P indicates satisfactory work in fulfillment of degree requirements, but it is not computed in the grade point average. The grade of F is included in determining grade point averages.
No courses with a MUS or an EDUC prefix can be taken on a Pass/Fail basis by music majors. B.M.E. students may use Pass/Fail courses only for general education requirements except for ENG W131 Elementary Composition I and CMCL C121 Public Speaking or their approved substitutes. B.M. and B.S. students may use Pass/Fail courses only as free electives; they may not use Pass/Fail courses to meet stated degree requirements. Once the Pass/Fail option request has been processed, the decision cannot be reversed. The deadline for filing Pass/Fail option requests is the end of the fourth week of the semester or two weeks into a summer course. The Pass/Fail option is not available to graduate or diploma students.