Limited Pass/Fail Option

You may take only one course per semester on the Pass/Fail Option and no more than four courses Pass/Fail during your college career. You will receive the grade of P for each of these courses passed. Credits earned in a course in which a P is received will be counted toward the number of semester hours of credit required for graduation. If you fail to do passing work in such a course, you will be graded F. The grade of P will not be used in the computation of cumulative grade point average; a grade of F will be computed.

Upon approval of your advisor, at final registration or up to eleven class days following registration, you may elect the P/F option for a course by submitting a form to the Registrar's Office. At no time during the semester will an instructor be informed by any administrative office which students are enrolled for P/F credit. The instructor will assign grades of A, B, C, D, FX, or F to each student, and the Registrar's Office will then enter grades of P for students earning A, B, C, or D but will retain a grade of FX or F.

If you wish to transfer or attend graduate school where letter grades are necessary, you may request, in writing, that the Registrar's Office provide letter grades for those courses
in which a P was recorded.

Courses in the undergraduate program may be taken for P/F credit with the following restrictions:

  1. The P/F option is not permitted to be used in the General Education Program.
  2. The P/F option may not be used for any course taught by your major or minor department or which fulfills your major or minor requirements, including those courses which are required by, but offered outside of, the major or minor department.
  3. If you are on academic probation, you are not eligible to enroll in a course on a P/F basis.
  4. You may not elect to take more than one course per semester for P/F credit. The total number of courses you may elect to take for P/F credits is four.
  5. Once registered in a course on a P/F basis, you may not later choose to take the course on the conventional letter-grade system, except as noted in number 6 below.
  6. If you change your academic program so that a course previously taken for P/F credit becomes a requirement for a major, minor, or a professional program, you will receive the conventional grade originally reported by the instructor.
  7. You may drop a P/F course the same as any other course.
  8. You are subject to the same prerequisites and requirements for the course as is the student enrolled in the course under the standard grading system.
  9. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, you must take 12 semester hours of graded credit; thus 9 graded credits and 3 credits on a P/F basis do not qualify you for consideration.

Specifically, the P/F option may be used only for elective courses outside of the General Education Program, majors, minors, and concentrations.