Office of the University Registrar

Taking Courses as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory

****************Spring 2021****************

Standards for Pass-Satisfactory/Fail-Unsatisfactory grading for the Spring 2021 term are modified to support students during the Stay at Home and Remote Learning initiatives related to COVID-19. 

Both undergraduate and graduate students will again have the option of selecting Pass/Fail for grading for Spring Semester 2021.

Note: The College of Law is not providing a pass/fail grading option.

Details on Spring 2021 Pass-Satisfactory/Fail-Unsatisfactory grading are as follows:

  • Grades of C or better will qualify as a pass for undergraduates and grades of B or better will qualify as a pass for graduate students. 
  • The request for the Pass-Satisfactory/Fail-Unsatisfactory grading basis is irreversible.
  • This Pass/Fail selection must be submitted by the May 14, 2021, 5:00 PM deadline AND IS FINAL.
  • Students must be able to review their letter grade before deciding to select the Pass/Fail option.
  • Some classes are exempt from pass/fail. Click here to see which classes are exempt.
  • For more information, visit the Undergraduate FAQ and Graduate FAQ

Before selecting the Pass/Fail (S/U) grading option, students are strongly encouraged to consult with their academic advisor. Prior to submitting the request, discuss potential consequences to subsequent admissions, eligibility for Dean's List and President's List and graduating with honors.

For information on how to complete a request for Pass-Fail Grading Basis Request for Spring 2021, please click here.

 

****************Fall 2020****************

Standards for Pass-Satisfactory/Fail-Unsatisfactory grading for the Fall 2020 term are modified to support students during the Stay at Home and Remote Learning initiatives related to COVID-19. 

Both undergraduate and graduate students will again have the option of selecting Pass/Fail for grading for Fall Semester 2020.

Note: The College of Law is not providing a pass/fail grading option.

Details on Fall 2020 Pass-Satisfactory/Fail-Unsatisfactory grading are as follows:

  • Grades of C or better will qualify as a pass for undergraduates and grades of B or better will qualify as a pass for graduate students. 
  • This Pass/Fail selection must be submitted by the December 18, 2020, 5:00 PM deadline AND IS FINAL.
  • Students must be able to review their letter grade before deciding to select the Pass/Fail option.
  • Some classes are exempt from pass/fail. Click here to see which classes are exempt.
  • The request for the Pass-Satisfactory/Fail-Unsatisfactory grading basis is irreversible.
  • For more information, visit the Undergraduate FAQ and Graduate FAQ

Before selecting the Pass/Fail (S/U) grading option, students are strongly encouraged to consult with their academic advisor. Prior to submitting the request, discuss potential consequences to subsequent admissions, eligibility for Dean's List and President's List, graduating with honors, and beneficial programs - such as the 2-for-1 tuition or Bookstore Voucher credit program for the Spring 2021 semester.

For information on how to complete a request for Pass-Fail Grading Basis Request for Fall 2020, please click here.

 

*************Summer 2020**************
As of 10 April 2020, the modified Pass/Fail (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) standards have been extended to the Summer 2020 semester. Information on deadlines and the form for Summer 20 requests will be made available prior to the start of the Summer semester.

**************Spring 2020**************
Standards for Pass/Fail (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) grading for the Spring 2020 term are modified to support students during the Stay at Home and Remote Learning initiatives related to COVID-19.  For information related to Pass/Fail requests, please review the information distributed to students by the Provost’s Office found here.

More information can be found at the following links:

To choose the Pass/Fail option, go to the Grades link from the Student Tab in CampusNet and select Spring 20. On this page, you will find the link to the Spring 2020 COVID-19 Semester Grading Basis Request. Complete all requested information on the form provided, including course details, by no later than April 24, 2020. If you change your mind, you can also use the form to rescind an earlier request to utilize the Pass/Fail option.

 

************** Standard Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory Policy**************

An undergraduate in good academic standing with at least 30 credit hours earned may take one course per term on an S/U basis for a total of four courses. Any course, except those in the student's major field or specified as required by course number or title, may be taken on an S/U basis. A student on probation is not eligible to take courses on an S/U basis during the term of probation. The S grade is defined as being a C or better. Neither the S nor the U will have any bearing on the student's term average or cumulative grade point average.

To select the S/U option, students must submit a change of grading status form to All-in-1, BH 116. The last day to choose to take a course on an S/U basis is the last day to add without permission for the term/session in which the course is offered. See the academic calendar for last day to add without permission.