Grading Policy Manual: University Academic Grading Policies -- Pass/Fail Option
Certain departmentally approved courses may be taken using the Pass/Fail option.
Eligible students are those who have attained sophomore standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.000.
The only final grades available for courses taken under the Pass/Fail option are "P" (pass) and "F" (fail).
Students may not take more than two Pass/Fail courses per semester, nor more than twelve Pass/Fail courses during an undergraduate degree program.
A student must take a minimum of 12 units of regular graded courses during the term in which he or she registers for a Pass/Fail course.
Pass/Fail courses are counted as electives only and are monitored by the student's college dean's office.
Graduate students can take courses offered by the College of Law for Pass/Fail for graduate credit. Graduate students who need to complete admission deficiencies or who wish to take undergraduate credit courses available for P/F grading, may take Pass/Fail courses but will not earn graduate credit for these courses.
In addition to the above situations, graduate students may be permitted to elect a Pass-Fail option for graduate credit under the following guidelines:
- The course must be in an area outside the student's major or minor.
- Courses taken Pass-Fail will not count toward the minimum number of credits required for the degree.
- The instructor and the student's advisor must approve the Pass-Fail option on a Change of Schedule form.
- The student should take the Change of Schedule form to the Registrar's Office in the Administration building, room 210 for processing.
For additional information see the Pass/Fail Policy in the General Catalog.