Some courses are offered only on a pass/fail basis. In addition, each semester matriculated students have the option to take one course that is offered on a letter-grade basis as a pass/fail course. The total number of credits earned on a pass/fail basis may not exceed 24 in the baccalaureate degree program, excluding those courses that are graded pass/fail only.
A course taken on a pass/fail basis cannot be used to fulfill the University multicultural requirement. Some colleges do not permit pass/fail courses to be used to complete degree requirement. In most instances a pass/fail course can only be used as a free elective. Sometimes a student may take a "free elective" course on a pass/fail basis, then later change to a college or major which classifies that course as a requirement. In that event, upon petition through the Assistant Dean's office, the letter grade earned in the course may be posted and the student may receive credit for fulfilling a course requirement. Students are encouraged to consult with and obtain approval from their advisors in the selection of courses to be taken on a pass/fail basis.
Even when students complete a course on a pass/fail basis, the instructor will assign a regular grade. If the student has a grade of A, B, C or D (plus or minus), a grade of P will be listed on the report of grades and on the transcript. If the student receives a grade of F, it will be recorded on the permanent record. A passing grade will not be counted in the GPA. A failing grade under the pass/fail option will be counted in the GPA.
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students and others who use the Catalog should note that the policies, rules, regulations,
requirements for graduation, course offerings, and other materials reproduced in the Catalog change
from time-to-time and that these changes may alter the information contained in this Catalog.
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