Pass/No-Credit Request Form

Complete this form to request a pass/no-credit grade in lieu of a grade for the Winter 2021 semester.

  • P/NC grades are NOT included in semester or cumulative GPA calculations
  • Undergraduate students have the option to convert any B-, C+, C, C-, D, D- course grades to “P” Pass.  Graduate students have the option to convert any B-, C+, or C course grades to “P” Pass.
  • For undergraduate courses, any grade of F becomes a “NC” no-credit (requirement not completed). The Academic Advising and Registration Office will automatically change “F” grades to NC (no credit, requirement not completed).
  • P receives course credit (completed)
  • NC does not receive course credit (not completed)

Pass/No credit FAQs (Click to expand)

Open for submission May 11th at 12:00 p.m. EST (noon) until 12:00 p.m. EST (noon) on May 13th.

Do I need to request a P/NC grade for Winter 2021?
Students are not required to submit a request for P/NC. This is an optional form available for students to avoid the impact of low grades during the current pandemic.

How will I know if I should request a P/NC grade?
Students should check their Winter 2021 final grades online in Self Service first before requesting a P/NC grade. This request may help students maintain a GPA close to their prior cumulative GPA (if it has not improved).

Do I need to request P/NC grades for all of my classes?
No, students can request to have a P/NC grade apply to one, multiple, all or none of the courses from Winter 2021. Although students can request a P/NC for any course, the main intent is for low graded courses that will have a negative impact on a student’s GPA.

If I have an “A” or “B” grade, should I include those courses on the P/NC request form?
It is likely that grades of A, A-, B+, will either increase the GPA or not have much impact, keeping it around the same. Students should review their final grades and current cumulative GPA to determine if a P/NC request is needed for any courses. It may not be necessary for report cards with all A/B grades.

Where should I view my cumulative GPA?
Open a copy of your unofficial transcript in Self Service. This will allow you to view your cumulative GPA after recent semesters. See prior cumulative GPA before Winter 2021 and current cumulative GPA after Winter 2021; view the impact of your current grades.  

Will I be added to the Dean’s or President’s List if my GPA improves after using the P/NC grade option for my courses?  
No, the P (pass) and NC (no credit) cannot be considered for the Dean’s List or President’s List. Students must have all required letter grades which are calculated into your GPA for a term. Students who obtain a GPA of 3.5 – 3.799 with all letter grades (A through D-) for the term (no P/NC) can be considered for the Dean’s List; students who obtain a GPA of 3.8 or higher with all letter grades (A through D-) for the term (no P/NC) will be considered for the President’s List. Full-time credit status for the semester is also required.

What if I am graduating? Can I request a P/NC grade?
Graduating students can use a P (passing) grade request, but not an NC (no credit) request for degree requirements. Course requirements that are not satisfied and have an NC grade must be retaken and will postpone graduation of your degree program. Contact the Registrar if you need to graduate in a later term.

I currently have an “I” Incomplete grade for a Winter 2021 course, can I request a P/NC grade if my grade turns out to be low?
The deadline to submit the P/NC request form for Winter 2021 is May 13th at 12:00 p.m. EST (noon). If you receive an updated final grade for your “I” grade before May 13th, then a request for P/NC can be submitted. Grade concerns after May 13th will need to be addressed by the department following standard grade change request/appeal policies.

When should a student request P/NC grades for ALL courses taken in Winter 2021?
Low grades will generally have a negative impact on the cumulative GPA. If a student has ALL low grades C- to F, all D and/or F grades, then they can opt to request the P/NC grades for all courses. For undergraduate students: P grades may be applied to grades B- through D- and NC grades will
apply to F grades. For graduate students in graduate level courses, a C- is failing, so a P grade could only be applied to B-, C+, or C grades.

I was not able to drop or attend my classes due to the pandemic, should I request NC grades for my failed courses?
Yes, this will help maintain your GPA. However, it may impact your Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid (just the same as failed courses). Please follow-up with your Financial Aid counselor as needed.

I’m on probation, will I need to request a P/NC grade?
Students on probation with low grades should definitely submit a P/NC form. Failed courses will receive an NC grade and may impact your Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid. Check in with your Financial Aid Counselor if you receive NC grades. Also contact your Academic Advisor with questions.

I am on probation, but my grades were decent. Do I still need to submit a P/NC form?
Check your cumulative GPA online. For undergraduate: if the cumulative GPA is above a 2.0, then you will be removed from probation. If your cumulative GPA is still below a 2.0, you may benefit from submitting a P/NC request for your lower grades. Graduate students will be removed from probation if the GPA is 3.0 or higher.  

I was not on probation for Fall 2020, but my current cumulative GPA is below 2.0, should I submit a P/NC request?
Yes, you should submit a request for any courses with low grades to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Grad students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

I have questions about the P/NC grading options, who should I contact? Undergraduate and TC students should contact the Academic Advising & Registration Office. International & Graduate students should contact the International & Graduate student Advisor (International Student Services).

Please note, Pass/No-credit forms can be submitted May 11th at 12:00 p.m. EST (noon) until 12:00 p.m. EST (noon) on May 13th.  

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