Pass/No Pass Option

An application form requesting that the grading basis for a course be changed from letter grade to pass/no pass must be filed with the registrar no later than the published deadline (generally, the end of the fourth week of the semester).

An undergraduate student who has a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and who has completed 62 semester hours may choose to take one course per semester on a pass/no pass basis from elective courses outside his or her major and the university’s general education requirements. For undergraduate courses, the class instructor submits a regular grade to the registrar, who converts the regular grade of C- or better into a pass. A grade below C- becomes a no pass, and the course must be repeated at a satisfactory level to receive credit.

Seminary students may elect to complete some courses on a pass/no pass basis as noted for the following programs:

  • MASF — One CHTH/BIST elective course
  • MATS — Two concentration courses (6 hours) (Pass/No Pass is not a recommended option for students pursuing further academic work)
  • MDiv — Four general elective courses (12 hours)
For seminary courses, the class instructor submits a regular grade to the registrar, who converts the regular grade of B- or better into a pass. A grade below B- becomes a no pass, and the course must be repeated at a satisfactory level to receive credit.

Some courses have a specifically designated grading scheme of pass/no pass (see the university catalog for a listing of such courses). All other courses at the university are assigned letter grades (see the grading scale for more information on letter grades).