Temporary Rule Change for Pass/Fail Grading

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.

School-specific information:

Pass/Fail Request Form

You should SPEAK TO YOUR ADVISOR and consider the following points before submitting the form below:

  • 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 1, 2020.


Spring 2020 Pass/Fail Request