Pass/No Pass Request Form

Fall 2020

For the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters, the univesity has announced the option for one undergraduate course to be taken pass/no pass. What this means is that CCAS students will have the option to take one of their undergraduate courses pass/no pass for these semesters only. 

Students who still wish to complete all their courses for a letter grade may continue to do so. For many students, receiving a grade is important for future plans including medical or dental school, law school, graduate school, athletic or visa status, or other career opportunities. Additionally, students are encouraged to finish courses in a timely fashion so you stay on schedule to graduate.

We encourage you to consult with CCAS academic advisors if you wish to use the pass/no pass option in any of your classes. We have also created a "Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)" document you can access. This decision should be made after consultation and consideration of your options. Please note that the deadline to change the grade mode to P/Np for any of your courses for Fall 2020 is Friday, November 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST. Late forms will not be accepted.

General Guidelines

All CCAS students may request a switch in their pass/fail status in a course before the deadline.

  • Students of any academic standing may take one course as they wish pass/no pass for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters only.
  • General education courses may be taken pass/no pass.
  • Major and minor courses may be taken pass/no pass.
  • A pass will suffice in courses that are prerequisites for another course.
  • Students should check to make sure that they are receiving grades in courses that are required for medical or dental school, law school, graduate school, veteran’s benefits, athletic or visa status, etc. Please consult your pre-health, pre-law, athletic, Yellow Ribbon, specialized scholarships, or ISO advisor about such requirements.
  • A pass will count to satisfy a minimum grade when a course has a minimum grade to move on to a higher-level course or to avoid repeating the class (UW1020).
  • A D- and above is considered a pass

If you'd like to request that a course be switched to P/NP, please complete the form below by Friday, November 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST. The Registrar's Office has kindly provided this Student User Guide to help facilitate completion of the form.

Fall 2020 Grade Mode Change Form

Pass / No Pass Policy FAQs

Please note: you may be required to download Adobe Acrobat to complete the form. Please download Adobe Acrobat in order to sign the form. If you have any questions or need technical assistance, please contact the CCAS Office of Technology Services at [email protected] or by calling (202) 994-8096.