Grading System

Pass/Fail Option (P/F)

Any undergraduate student in good academic standing (not on probation) may enroll during the junior and senior years (after 60 or more credit hours) in a maximum of four elective courses to be taken with a grade of P (Pass) or F (Fail). The Pass/Fail option is open for a maximum of two courses per year, including summer sessions. For this option, the year is defined as August 15 of one year to August 14 of the succeeding year. The course selected for the Pass/Fail option must be an elective, and it must not be a prerequisite course. It may not be used to satisfy any of the general education requirements, nor may it be counted as a part of the student’s concentration area. The course or courses may be used to meet the 300- to 400-level course requirement.

As designated in the Academic Handbook, the grades of A, B, C, and D shall be considered as passing (P) under this option. Instructors will not be notified of those registering for this option, but any Pass/Fail option choices will be transmitted to the Office of the Registrar, and the conversion of the instructor’s grade into P or F will be made by the registrar.

In order to initiate the Pass/Fail option, students must consult their dean, who is responsible for determining the elective nature of the course and signing the required form. Students must file the completed form at the Office of the Registrar, University Center South, Room 107. The Pass/Fail option must be selected within three weeks after enrollment during the regular academic semesters. In no case will the grades A, B, C, or D be substituted at a later time for those courses in which the student elected the Pass/Fail option. In computing the grade point average, the P grade will not be used; an F grade will be used.

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