PASS / FAIL QUESTIONS
Anyone considering a P/F process:
Students will need to contact Department Chair of their major (as of right now) to best understand how P/F would impact their degree program.
Student will complete the P/F form and submit to Dean for approval.
Always have them reach out to me if they are getting the runaround, bounced back between departments, or not receiving a response. I'll need to have them forward emails to me so I can get them connected with the appropriate person.
We are waiting to hear formal word on how RP and P/F courses will impact GPA - Registrar's had a meeting yesterday, so we should hear shortly.
Spring 2020 Pass/Fail FAQ’s
The Faculty Senate approved an expanded Pass/Fail policy for the Spring 2020 semester due to the changes in the teaching modality due to COVID 19. This policy allows a student to take a class as Pass/Fail after consultation with their academic advisor or department chair and get the approval of their school dean.
Where do I find the Pass/Fail form?
The Pass/Fail form can be found on the Registrar’s Office Forms page at:
It is a fillable form that should be completed and sent to your school dean for approval after you consulted with your academic advisor or department chair.
When is the deadline to select a class as Pass/Fail?
The deadline to select a class as Pass/Fail is May 8, 2020. Students should start the process prior to that date to ensure that the faculty member enters the correct grade.
What classes can be taken as pass/fail?
You may take a free elective, general education requirement, minor requirement or major elective as pass/fail with the approval of the appropriate dean.
What does taking a class as Pass/Fail mean for courses requiring a prerequisite?
If a course you wish to take as Pass/Fail is a prerequisites for another class, there are a few things you must keep in mind. First, a Pass will count towards a prerequisite as long as the grade requirement for the prerequisite is a D- or better. If the prerequisite required is anything other than a D-, such as a C grade, you will not have met the prerequisites and must either retake the course, or ask the department chair for permission to take the course without the minimum grade.
How does taking a class as Pass/Fail impact my GPA?
A student’s GPAs will not be impacted by taking a class as Pass/Fail. Although a P or PF will appear on your transcript, the grade will not be factored into your cumulative or term GPA.
If a take a class as Pass/Fail, will I be eligible for the Spring 2020 Deans list?
If you decide to take a class as pass/Fail, you will not be eligible for the Dean’s list and there is no grade associated with the course.
Can I change my class back to an earned grade after May 8, 2020?
No, Pass/Fail grades may not be changed back to standard grades after May 8, 2020. We urge you to think carefully about your decision before selecting this option.
Hope this helps. Stay safe!