Both undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to choose a Pass/Fail (P/F) grading option for courses in which they are enrolled during Spring semester 2020, provided that the course has not yet ended. Students have until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24th to make changes to their grading options. This may not be applicable to students in professional degree programs, who should contact their program for grading information.

In addition to the P/F grading, the withdrawal deadline has also been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24th.

Any student considering the change from standard letter grading to P/F grading is strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor, pre-professional school advisor, athletics advisor, and/or financial aid advisor to understand the implications of the change on one’s future plans, including progress toward degree completion, future graduate/professional applications, and/or current and future financial aid.

  1. Students may choose a P/F grading scheme on a course-by-course basis for the spring 2020 semester.
  2. If students do not choose the P/F grading scheme, the faculty will continue to report letter grades for courses originally designed to use letter grades.
  3. Students will be allowed to switch to P/F Grading at any point up until the last day of classes (Friday, April 24th) at 5 p.m.
  4. For all graduate programs (master’s and doctoral), and for particular professional programs,* since grades below C do not carry credit toward a degree, a grade of D will be reported as an F under the P/F option.  For other programs, any grade from A+ to D- will be reported as a P if the student elects the P/F option.

* “Professional programs” include particular undergraduate and graduate programs in Nursing, Education, Social Work, and Human Environmental Sciences.  Medicine and Law will institute their own policy. For specifics, please contact your instructor, advisor or department chair.

UA Pass/Fail FAQ – Spring 2020

Instructions for Students