Temporary Rule Change for Pass/Fail Grading

Undergraduate Students

The deadline for Pass/Fail Requests has now passed; no further requests may be submitted. Previously submitted requests are being processed in the order received. If you have received a submission confirmation email, your request will be honored and processed. Processing will be complete by May 22.

Pursuant to a University Senate vote to amend the requirement for Pass/Fail, effective for spring semester 2020 only, the usual limitations on undergraduate students for electing to take courses at Storrs and regional campuses on a Pass/Fail basis will be suspended. See the “Pass/Fail Request Form” section for instructions and important details about placing your classes on this grading basis.

Graduate Students

Students wishing to convert a class to P/F or Audit should email their major advisor and/or program director requesting the conversion, indicating in the email the course number (including subject area), their PeopleSoft ID, and the requested conversion. If the major advisor and/or program director approves, they should forward the student’s request, indicating approval of the request, to the Registrar’s Office and copy the student on the approval email. The request should be sent by the student to the major advisor and/or program director no later than Monday, May 18, 2020. The approval email must then be sent from the major advisor’s and/or program director’s UConn email address to the Registrar’s Office by Friday, May 22, 2020. Extensions of the deadline (due to extenuating circumstances) will be allowed only with the approval of The Graduate School. See the Graduate School website for more information.

School-specific information:

Pass/Fail Request Information

You should SPEAK TO YOUR ADVISOR and consider the following points before submitting a request:

  • Major/Minor Requirements. Individual schools and colleges will determine which courses may count toward majors and minor requirements if taken Pass/Fail. Information for each school/college can be found above
  • Accreditation/Licensure. Students should be mindful that courses placed on Pass/Fail may not count towards accreditation or licensure in certain areas. This decision should be discussed with your advisor.
  • General Education Requirements. General Education courses which are taken Pass/Fail during the Spring 2020 semester will count toward the general education requirements.
  • Graduate-level Requirements. If you are in an integrated or dual Bachelor’s/Master’s program, you should be mindful that courses placed on Pass/Fail cannot be used to meet Graduate School requirements. This decision should be discussed with your advisor.
  • Limits. Students may place as many classes on Pass/Fail for the Spring 2020 semester as desired and discussed with their advisor. Pass/Fail courses from the spring 2020 Semester will not count toward the three-course limit. The 26-credit and scholastic probation restrictions are suspended.
  • Dean’s List. If a course is placed on pass/fail, you still complete the course and it is graded in the usual way by the instructor, and the instructor submits a letter grade. On your transcript, this letter grade is translated into a ‘P’ (‘D-‘ or above) or an ‘F’. A course taken on Pass/Fail is not included in the computation of the semester or cumulative GPA, but a grade below ‘C’ makes the student ineligible for the Dean’s List.
  • Repeat Forgiveness. If you are repeating a course this semester, be mindful of the Repeat Forgiveness rules. The credits will be counted towards the Spring 2020 credit total, but grade points will not be included in the GPA calculation if you decide to place a repeated course on Pass/Fail. The registered credit and grade for the prior completion of the course shall remain on the transcript, but shall be removed from the GPA and credit calculation.
  • Deadline. Students may place or remove a class from Pass/Fail grading through May 15, 2020.