Pass/Fail

Undergraduate Schools

The pass/fail option is available to undergraduate students under the following conditions:

  • Must be in good academic standing (not on probation).
  • Must have completed at least two semesters and have achieved at least sophomore class standing.
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours on a graded basis in the term. (Graduating seniors who have permission to take fewer than 12 credit hours on a graded basis may take one pass/fail course in addition to the courses required for graduation.)

Registration Process

Students elect the pass/fail option by submitting the appropriate form to their school’s Office of Academic Services.

Students may register for the pass/fail option until the end of the second week of classes.

The deadline to change a course from pass/fail to graded status is the withdrawal deadline for each term.

Grading Process

Students who are registered for a course on a pass/fail basis must meet all course requirements (reports, papers, examinations, attendance, etc.) and are graded in the normal way. (Instructors are not informed of the names of students enrolled on a pass/fail basis.)

Any grade of D– or above is converted in the student records system to a P, while an F will be recorded if a student fails the course.

The P grade is not counted in the grade point average, but the grade of F is. If a grade of P is later converted to the recorded grade, that grade will be calculated in the grade point average.

Specific policies governing the pass/fail option are defined at the school level. For more information, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.

 

Graduate and Professional Schools

Specific policies governing the pass/fail option are defined at the school level. For information, please see the appropriate School Catalog.