The College permits undergraduate juniors or seniors to employ a Pass/Fail Option in one course each Fall and Spring semester for a total of four Pass/Fail courses. One summer course taken between the junior and senior year may count toward that total of four. The grade of "P" is given to students who successfully complete a course in which they have exercised the Pass/Fail Option. The student who fails such a course will receive a grade of “F’’ which is counted the same as any other failure.

The Pass/Fail Option can be used only in a course that is a free elective. No course taken as Pass/Fail can fulfill a General Education, major or minor requirement. Any student may take up to two Foreign Language courses even if this exceeds the maximum number of Pass/Fail courses allowed as long as these courses are not requirements of the major, minor or General Education.

The student who passes such a course will receive a grade of “P’’ with no quality points figured in the cumulative average.

Once the Pass/Fail option has been exercised, it cannot be retracted.

NOTE:  Graduate students may not take a course for Pass/Fail.

Pass/Fail Option Deadlines

Course Types Course Start Dates Pass/Fail Deadlines
Summer Session I
5-week courses
Tuesday, May 28 Declare pass/fail by Friday, June 7
Summer Session II
5-week courses
Monday, July 1 Declare pass/fail by Friday, July 12
8-week courses Tuesday, May 28 Declare pass/fail by Friday, June 7


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