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Pass/Not Pass Option Policy

In addition to letter grade options traditionally assigned to indicate the level of performance in classwork, an alternate grading system, the pass/not pass option, has been established. This option allows students to broaden their education with minimal concern for grades earned. However, a student enrolled in a course under this option has the same obligations as those registered for a letter grade. 

The Purdue Student Regulation for Semester Grades states: 2. For Credit Courses Taken under Pass/Not-Pass Option P: Passing grade; equivalent to grade A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C or C-. N: Not passing.

 

College of Science P/NP Option Policy
  • Free electives and courses at the 50000-level general education requirement may be applied to meet degree requirements.
  • The pass/not-pass grade mode may be entered for courses not required by a student’s major(s), minor(s), or the science core curriculum.
  • Grade mode Passing is equivalent to a minimum grade of C-, had a letter grade been awarded.
  • Students may use the pass/not-pass option for up to 20% of the 120-credit requirement for graduation and for up to two courses per academic year (Fall-Summer).
  • The pass/not-pass option cannot be elected for a course that has already been completed with a letter grade. University Regulation.
  • Students may take elective credit while abroad using the P/NP mode. In the case of universities which only post P/NP, the University will apply a calculation process to determine a letter grade (University Regulations).
  • Department of Languages and Cultures P/NP policy and Language Placement results. Students must take advanced coursework for a letter grade to receive credit for lower-level language courses.
 
Spring 2020 Pass/No Pass Regulation Exemption
All courses completed in the Pass mode are approved to meet any College of Science undergraduate degree requirement for Spring 2020 only.

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