Pass/No Pass Policy FAQ

Summer Session I 2017 – Winter 2020

  • Units Allowed: Included in calculation of 16-unit max allowed for graduation
  • Courses Allowed: Courses not required for degree requirements or taught by the College of Engineering
  • Timing: 25th Day of Instruction
  • Method for Students in Good Standing: Petition in Oasis
  • Method for Students NOT in Good Standing: N/A
  • Retroactive Change to Letter Grade or P/NP Allowed: No

Spring 2020

  • Units Allowed: Units from this term not included in 16-unit max
  • Courses Allowed: All
  • Timing: June 4, 2020
  • Method for Students in Good Standing: Schedule Builder
  • Method for Students NOT in Good Standing: By Petition
  • Retroactive Change to Letter Grade or P/NP Allowed: Yes. Link to Instructions and Deadlines

Summer Session I & II 2020

  • Units Allowed: Units from this term not included in 16-unit max
  • Courses Allowed: All
  • Timing: SSI: July 24, 2020, SSII: Sept. 4, 2020
  • Method for Students in Good Standing: Schedule Builder
  • Method for Students NOT in Good Standing: By Petition
  • Retroactive Change to Letter Grade or P/NP Allowed: No

Fall 2020

  • Units Allowed: Included in calculation of 16-unit max allowed for graduation
  • Courses Allowed: All
  • Timing: December 11, 2020
  • Method for Students in Good Standing: Schedule Builder
  • Method for Students NOT in Good Standing: By Petition 
  • Retroactive Change to Letter Grade or P/NP Allowed: No 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I took classes as P/NP between Summer Session I 2017 and Winter 2020? Is there a limit?
  • Students taking classes with P/NP grading mode during this time are limited to a maximum of 16 units. Requests exceeding 16 units during this time were denied.
  • What if I took classes as P/NP in Spring 2020 and/or Summer Session I/II?
  • Students taking classes with P/NP grading mode during this time are not limited to the number of units they take. These classes are not counted into the 16 unit maximum.
  • What if I took classes as P/NP in Fall 2020?
  • Students taking classes with P/NP grading mode during Fall 2020 will have those units counted into the 16 maximum. They will be added to any units taken between Summer Session I 2017 and Winter 2020 (if applicable).
  • What if some of my classes were only offered as P/NP? Do they count into the 16 maximum?
  • Some classes are only offered as P/NP, like certain seminar courses. If you did not petition or change the grading mode in Schedule Builder, then these units are not counted toward the 16 unit maximum. If you are not sure, ask an advisor.
  • I took a class as P/NP, but I did better than I expected and I want to change it to a letter grade. Can I do that?
  • Students who took classes as P/NP in Spring 2020 can request to change their grade mode retroactively. See here for the link to Instructions and Deadlines. Classes taken outside of this quarter are not typically approved for retroactive grade mode changes. If you have questions, ask an advisor.
  • I took a class as a letter grade, but I did not do as well as I expected and I want to change it to P/NP. Can I do that?
  • Students who took classes as a letter grade in Spring 2020 can request to change their grade mode retroactively (unless it was a repeat of a letter graded class). See here for the link to Instructions and Deadlines. Classes taken outside of this quarter are not typically approved for retroactive grade mode changes. If you have questions, ask an advisor.