1) Pass/No Pass: Due to the impact of COVID-19, the deadline to petition for P/NP has been extended.
Switching to this grading option allows you to complete courses and earn either a Pass or No Pass (P/NP) vs. a traditional letter grade (A, B, C, D, F). Earning a P/NP does not impact your GPA in any way, either positively or negatively. To earn a Pass (P), you must earn the equivalent of a C grade or higher based on the standards set in the syllabus the class. If you are planning to transfer to a university, there are several limitations (see below) to consider before choosing this option.**
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
Units taken as P/NP in Spring and Summer 2020 are not limited by the per-semester maximum nor count toward the per-degree maximum included in the Catalog and AR4232.
Allow students to take major courses as P/NP in Spring and Summer 2020.
Before approving P/NP petitions, Counselors will advise students about varying policies regarding P/NP from UC and CSU system, scholarships, graduate schools, and for international students.
Pass/No Pass status cannot be changed back to a letter grade. Petition for Exception to Academic Regulation (A and G) will not be approved.
**If you are planning to transfer to a university, please note the following about the Pass/No Pass grading option:
Transfer institutions generally require letter grades (A, B, C, D, F) in Major and Prerequisite courses. They also have limitations on the number of units that can be taken with the P/NP option.
Major courses for Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) may be completed with a Pass grade (when Pass is equal to a C or higher). However, if students are NOT transferring in a "SIMILAR" MAJOR to a CSU campus or private college/university then a letter grade may still be required.
For Associate Degrees, units earned at another regionally accredited college or university on a Pass/No Pass basis during Winter, Spring and Summer 2020 will be counted toward the (SAC) degree requirements and will not count toward the limit in the Catalog and the AR4232.
Pass/No Pass grades may not be accepted by graduate and professional programs.
A Pass may be calculated as a "C", and a No Pass may be interpreted as an "F" by some transfer or graduate institutions.
Many universities prefer that English composition and college level math requirements be taken on a graded basis. Students are encouraged to check with their transfer institution.
Each university/college has its own policy regarding courses taken Pass/No Pass. Therefore, it is important to verify the Pass/No Pass policy of your transfer institution. Information can be obtained through each college's admissions office or catalog.
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If you are not sure if you should select the Pass/No Pass grading option, ask a counselor!
If you get to the end of a class and you may need additional time to complete course requirements due to unforeseeable, emergency, or justifiable reasons, you may request that your professor issue you a grade of Incomplete (I) and create a plan to complete the remaining work required.
A professor is not required to provide you with this option if you request it, so it is very important that you communicate with your professor immediately, if you experience challenges.
Students who are provided with an Incomplete (I), have one year to complete missing course requirements.
Excused Withdrawal (EW):
If for some reason you feel the need to withdrawal from a course because the current circumstances will not allow you to complete the necessary requirements to pass, please talk with your professor. One option to consider would be an Excused Withdrawal (EW). An EW will not affect your GPA, your academic progress, your completion ratio, academic probation, or your ability to repeat a course. An EW will not penalize you academically.
Please be aware that implications still remain for Financial Aid, Veteran and Active Military benefits, EOPS, Athletic, International Student, and other program eligibility requirements based on enrolled units. Therefore, if you participate in any of these programs, it is very important to discuss this with a counselor or director of those programs so that any potential ramifications can be discussed.
If you are not sure if you should select the Excused Withdrawal option, ask a counselor!
TRANSCRIPT REQUEST UPDATE:
ATTENTION: Pursuant to the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order, Santa Ana College is temporarily printing official paper transcripts on Tuesdays only.
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