Pass/No Pass encourages students to explore academic areas outside a major field.
1. Courses in the student's major field may not be taken under the Pass/No Pass policy except for major courses for associate degrees for transfer, courses for which Pass/No Pass is the only grading option, and units earned through credit by examination or assessment.
2. Every university has a limitation on the number of courses/units that can be taken for Pass/No Pass and applied to graduation and may require General Education taken Pass/No Pass to be retaken for a letter grade. Universities sometimes prefer that students have letter grades in English, mathematics, speech, and critical thinking courses. Courses that meet major requirements at a university (other than major requirements for ADTs) typically must be taken for a letter grade. Also, Pass/No Pass grades could have a negative effect on scholarships and international students. In addition, students who plan to pursue graduate or professional studies later are advised to be selective in opting for courses on a Pass/No Pass basis. If the student is unclear about requirements, it is best to consult with a counselor before using the Pass/No Pass option.
3. Pass/No Pass petitions must be submitted to Admissions and Records. They can be submitted by email to email@example.com.
4. Pass/No Pass status cannot be changed back to a letter grade.
5. Pass indicates a “C" or better
6. Petition deadline is the last day of instruction.