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's Office no later than 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 elective course per semester on a pass/no pass basis (courses applying to a student's minor are eligible for this option as well). Courses being used for a student's major or general education requirements are not eligible to be taken pass/no pass. 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 masters students may elect to complete some courses, with permission from the dean, on a pass/no pass basis. In no case can more than 20 percent of the total degree units be taken for pass/no pass credit. Pursuing pass/no pass credit is not recommended for those planning to later pursue doctoral-level work.  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). Neither a pass nor a no pass grade impacts GPA.