DUE TO COVID-19, there were special P/NP Exceptions for Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020. However, these exceptions are no longer in effect beginning in Winter 2021. Please review the information below for Add/Drop/Change Deadlines and information.
WINTER 2021 - PASS/NO PASS INFORMATION:
To ensure that you are informed of what is the Add/Drop/Change of Grade policy for Winter 2021, please note that the campus is reverting back to our week 2 deadline for adds/drops.
1) Dropping a course: you have until 5:00PM of FRIDAY, JANUARY 15th (WEEK 2) to drop a course online using WebReg. IF you require an authorization code to drop a course, it is YOUR responsibility to obtain that code BEFORE the deadline.
2) Adding a course: you have until 5:00PM of FRIDAY, JANUARY 15th (WEEK 2) to add a course online using WebReg. IF you require an authorization code to add a course, it is YOUR responsibility to obtain that code BEFORE the deadline. Please make sure to speak with the professor before you late add to see how much work you need to make up.
3) Changing a grade option: you have until 5:00PM of FRIDAY, JANUARY 15th (WEEK 2) to change your grade option (grade to P/NP or vice versa) online using WebReg. After week 2, you would use Student Access > Applications > Enrollment Exceptions to change your option. Students may submit grade option change requests until 5:00PM on Friday, MARCH 12th (week 10).
IF you are waitlisted for a course and have not been attending or do not wish to be added, it is YOUR responsibility to drop the waitlisted course. Please check your Study List and waitlist to make sure you are not added at the last minute, so be proactive and drop the course ahead of time.
PLEASE NOTE: All MAJOR and MATH courses must be completed for letter grade only.
**UPDATED INFORMATION FOR WINTER QUARTER 2021 ONLY** (Updated: 2.25.21)
For Winter 2021 ONLY, there will be no limit on how many P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) units in which you may enroll (in a traditional quarter, students may only enroll in an average of four units of P/NP per quarter).
Additionally, requests to change to or from Pass/Not Pass will be considered thru 5:00pm Friday of Week 10 (the deadline was previously Week 6).
MAJOR-required courses and courses to be used for the School's Math requirement must be taken for a letter grade.
Any course you have previously taken for a letter grade and are repeating this quarter must also be taken for a letter grade.
It is important when making the decision to take a course for P/NP or for a letter
grade that you keep in mind the following:
- To receive a "P" for Pass and to get credit/units, you must earn a grade of "C" or better. However, if a course is taken for a letter grade, the minimum grade needed for credit would be at least a "D-" in most courses. This is especially important to note for graduating students, who are trying to fulfill their last requirements to graduate. You will need to weigh the risk of taking a course P/NP and not receiving credit if you earn the equivalent of a "C-" or lower.
- If you are planning to change your major or add a double major, you will be responsible for adhering to the corresponding School's P/NP policy.
- All writing courses (GE Category I: Writing) must be completed with a grade of "C" or better ("P" for pass, if taking the course for P/NP). If you are taking an upper-division writing course in your major, you must take the course for a letter grade.
- If you are retaking a course that was originally for a LETTER GRADE, you must retake the course for a LETTER GRADE ONLY - there are no exceptions.
- It is recommended that you see how you are doing in the courses throughout the quarter. You have until 5PM on Friday of Week 10 (March 12th) to submit a request to change the grade option of a non-major course. (No grade option changes can be made after that time - no further exceptions are permitted)
You would submit your request to change the grade option via Student Access > Applications
> Enrollment Exception
Deadline: By 5PM on Friday, March 12th (Week 10)
PASS/NO PASS CONSIDERATIONS
To ensure academic success, you should carefully consider whether to use the Pass/No
Pass grading option.
Pass/No Pass may be a good option if...
- You are struggling with the transition to remote learning.
- The course is a non-major related course, General Education (GE), or non-major elective course for units.
- You have special circumstances that prevent you from performing to your typical standard.
Pass/No Pass is NOT allowed if...
- You are repeating a course previously taken for a Letter Grade. (You may not choose P/NP for retake)
- The course(s) is a MAJOR requirement or MATH course. School of Social Sciences' Major
courses and the Math Requirement, must be completed for a LETTER GRADE only.
- "Pass" and "No Pass" grades do not impact your GPA.
- A "C" grade or higher is needed to "Pass" and receive credit.
- If a course is taken for a Letter Grade, you only need a "D-" to receive credit (with the exception of Writing courses, which require at least a "C" to fulfill the requirement).
- If you are planning to change or add a major, refer to policies of that major's School.