To request a Pass/Fail grade, students must submit the online Pass/Fail grade form.

Normally, the purpose of pass/fail grading is to encourage students to enroll in courses outside of their areas of concentration.  To provide additional options for students during these trying times, we will allow students to change their grading status to pass/fail, and several policies will be adjusted to accommodate this option. Students who elect to make this change must notify us of their choice by May 1, 2020.  We strongly urge students to consult with your faculty and advisor before making a decision to change your grading status.

For Spring 2020 only, we have made the following adjustments to the pass/fail policy:

  • All students are eligible to enroll
  • A student may take more than one course semester on a pass/fail basis
  • A grade of P (pass) will be seen as a grade of A through C- and will count for prerequisites that require a grade of C or higher.
  • A course taken on a pass/fail basis may be used to fulfill core, major, or minor requirements.
  • Pass grades are not used in the computation of grade point averages but do count towards degree credit.
  • Low Pass (LP) grades are not used in the computation of grade point averages but will be counted towards degree credit. The LP grade is assigned if a students earn a D+, D, or D- in a course.
  • A failing grade for a course taken on a pass/fail basis, although recorded as an F, is not computed into the student’s grade point average.

Grading System

Letter Grade Grade Point Averages Assignment
A 4.00 Excellent
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00 Good
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00 Satisfactory
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00 Low-Level passing; below average
D- 0.67
F 0.00 Failure
L 0.00 Stopped attending; not officially withdrawn; computed into GPA
WF 0.00 Withdrew failing (dropped failing course(s) during second half of semester, recorded on transcript, computed into GPA)
F* Failure, pass/fail course – not computed into GPA
AU Audit
I Incomplete
MG Missing grade (no grade submitted by instructor)
P Pass (for Pass/Fail course; not computed into GPA)
W Withdrew (dropped during first half of semester, or dropped while passing during second half of semester; recorded on transcript; not computed into GPA)


During the first half of a semester/term, a student dropping a course shall be accorded a grade of W During the second half of a semester/term, the instructor, depending upon the student’s performance to date, will submit a grade of W or WF. A W grade is not computed into the grade point average; a WF is computed as a failing grade.

To compute the grade point average for a semester, multiply the grade points earned in each course by the number of credit hours which results in quality points. Divide the number of quality points by the number of credit hours carried. The grade point average is carried by two decimal points.