Pass/Fail Option


Electing Pass/Fail

Revoking Pass/Fail

Reinstating “P” Grades

Pass/Fail How To 

Undergraduate students may elect the Pass/Fail option before the W-Drop date for one course only (mandatory pass/fail courses do not count towards this limit). No General Education requirements will be fulfilled with courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Details regarding use of this option may be found in the Academic Regulations handbook.


Electing Pass/Fail

During Add/Drop: When adding your classes to your schedule, choose the pass/fail option from the Grading drop-down list on the Select classes to add - Enrollment Preferences page. To edit the grading basis of courses you are already enrolled in, use the Edit Classes function in SPIRE.

After Add/Drop: Navigate to the View My Classes page in SPIRE by clicking Manage Classes > Add, Drop & Edit Classes > Elect Pass/Fail-after Add/Drop. Students can use this page to choose the pass/fail option in a course up until the Pass/Fail deadline.

After Pass/Fail deadline: If you wish to appeal for a late pass/fail after the Pass/Fail deadline, you must petition your academic dean. Late pass/fail requests will only be honored if you have significant and well documented extenuating circumstances. Please contact your academic dean’s office for more information.


Revoking Pass/Fail

During Add/Drop: Use the Edit Classes function in SPIRE to adjust the pass/fail options of your currently enrolled courses.

After Add/Drop: Navigate to the View My Classes page in SPIRE by clicking Manage Classes > Add, Drop & Edit Classes > Revoke Pass/Fail. Students have up to six months after their graduation or separation from the University to revoke the pass/fail option from a course.


Reinstating “P” Grades

If you elected pass/fail in a course and received a letter grade but would prefer the “P” grade instead, please e-mail your request to the Registrar’s Office. Please be sure to include your SPIRE ID, the semester you took the course, the subject and catalog number (e.g. MATH 127), and the 5-digit class number in your request.

If you want to reinstate a “P” grade that you revoked, you need Academic Dean’s approval*. Please contact your academic dean’s office for more information on this process.

*Revoked “P” grades from COVID-affected semesters (Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021) can be reinstated by e-mailing a request to the Registrar’s Office. Please be sure to include your SPIRE ID, the semester you took the course, the subject and catalog number (e.g. MATH 127), and the 5-digit class number.

COVID Affected Pass/Fail Policies

Pass/Fail Grading Policy for Spring 2021

Pass/Fail Grading Policy for Fall 2020

Elective Pass/Fail changes for Spring 2020