LSA students have until the last day of class each term to decide whether they want to record a class as Pass/Fail.
Important note regarding minicourses: Minicourses have different start and end dates. The deadline to record a minicourse as Pass/Fail is the last of class for that particular course, which may differ from the last day of classes for a full term course.
After the last day of class has passed, you cannot change from Graded to Pass/Fail. Please consult an advisor if you need help thinking through this decision.
For additional information, please see the complete Pass/Fail policy on the College website.
This can be a nice option if you want to take a course that's not in an area of particular strength for you. Perhaps there's a distribution course or an elective that's really interesting, but you don't have much background in that area. Choosing to record your grade as pass/fail for such a class will allow you to explore the breadth of the LSA curriculum without being as concerned about the impact on your GPA.
You are not required to tell instructors you're choosing to elect their class as pass/fail. At the end of the semester, the instructor will a traditional letter grade (i.e., A+ through E). The Registrar's Office then converts that grade to a "P" or an "F." Grades of C- or higher are recorded as a P. Grades below C- are recorded as an F and no credit is earned for the course. Either way, it does not factor into your GPA.
Students must have a minimum of 90 graded credits on their transcript in line with the following policies. Graded courses that have been transferred in from another schoool or college count toward the 90 graded credits. "P" courses from COVID grading terms Winter 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 also count toward the 90 graded credits.
For additional information, please see the complete College policies on ungraded coursework.
Weeks 1 to 3 (Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer full terms):
Weeks 1 and 2 (Spring and Summer half terms):
During this time period, you can switch back and forth between P/F and "graded" (i.e., recording a class for a traditional letter grade) on your own and as many times as you need. However, please confirm that your selection is correct before the third-week deadline.
Need more help? Watch the How to Take a Class Pass/Fail video.
Week 4 through Last Day of Class (Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer full terms):
Week 3 through Last Day of Class (Spring and Summer half terms):
During this time, you can switch from "graded" to P/F via a Late Edit request. You can submit this request one time, and you can't move from P/F back to "graded." Please be sure this is the right decision for you, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to consult an advisor for help.