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Academic Policy

Pass/Fail Option

Undergraduate students may enroll in up to a maximum of eight elective courses to be taken with a grade of P (pass) or F (fail). Some schools have a lower maximum and the pass/fail option may not be taken when otherwise restricted by school/division regulations.

  • Instructors of undergraduate students are not involved in the selection of the pass/fail option and are not informed the student is taking a course on a pass/fail basis
  • All instructors report the traditional letter grades to the Office of the Registrar which will convert any grades of D- or above to a grade of P.
  • A grade of P does not affect the grade point average. A grade of F will count like any other failing grade.
  • Courses taken on a pass/fail basis count toward full-time or part-time standing for purposes of financial aid or loan deferments.
  • The Pass/Fail option requires the signature of the student's advisor and dean.
  • Once invoked and applied to the student's record, the student may not later change back to graded status for the course.

Graduate student requests for the pass/fail option require the approval of the course instructor.

Forms are available through the academic units.  The signed forms must be turned into the Office of the Registrar by the deadline specified in the academic calendar.