Pass/Not Pass Regulations

The pass/not pass option is intended to provide students an opportunity to pursue specialized or outside interests without penalty or reduction of grade point average. It allows students to participate more fully in those courses than the audit system permits.

Caution: Prerequisite requirements of other institutions may not be met with a course completed on a pass/not pass basis. A student shall have the option of having the earned grade in a pass/not pass course released to proper authorities. The decision to take a course on a pass/not pass basis cannot be reversed. Students may take courses on a pass/not pass basis under the following conditions:

  1. Courses taken under the pass/not pass option cannot be used to satisfy general education, professional education or specific degree requirements (elective courses only).
  2. Students will enroll for all courses on a regular graded basis. No later than Day 45 of the semester, the student may choose to take a course on a pass/not pass basis.
  3. Note: A grade of 'C' or better is required in certain courses in order to take a subsequent course. Check course description for specific courses.
  4. The pass/not pass option is not available to repeat courses in which the student has earned a 'D' or 'F' grade.
  5. No more than six semester hours of pass/not pass credit may be applied toward any associate degree except in situations where agreements are in place for an articulated program/course.
  6. No more than one course of pass/not pass may be taken in any one semester.
  7. Courses which may be taken only on a pass/not pass basis are exempt from the limitations otherwise imposed upon students by pass/not pass regulations.
  8. Students earning grades of 'A', 'B', 'C', or 'D' in courses for which they were enrolled on a pass/not pass basis are given a 'P' except as noted in certain course descriptions. Those failing will receive an 'NP'. Pass and Not Pass grades are not used in calculating the grade point average for a student’s transcript.