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Pass / Fail Option

During an undergraduate program, a student 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. The Pass/Fail option requires the signature of the student's advisor and dean. Contact your school recorder for the Pass/Fail form and more information.

  • 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.
  • Additionally, should they support the student's request, instructors of graduate students sign the pass/fail form as part of the approval process.
  • The signed forms must be turned into the Office of the Registrar by the deadline specified in the academic calendar
  • Once invoked and applied to the student's record, the student may not later change back to graded status for the course.