How to Select the Pass/ Not Pass (P/NP) Grade Option
Undergraduates, you might want to choose the P/NP (Pass/ Not Pass) grade option when you're uncertain how well you're going to do in a class or when you don't want a class to count toward your GPA.
- Make sure you understand the P/NP grading option.
Read the Academic Senate policy on grades.
- Some facts about P/NP:
- Only undergraduates can select P/NP. (Graduate students, read about the S/U grade option.)
- If you are in good academic standing, you can choose P/NP unless the course is approved otherwise by the Academic Senate.
- No more than one-fourth of your total UCSD course units can be P/NP.
- Your department may not allow P/NP in your major.
- You must select P/NP within the first four weeks of a quarter.
- Your course work must be equivalent to C- or better to receive a P.
- P/NP courses count for unit requirements but not toward your GPA.
- Courses numbered 195, 197, 198, and 199 are P/NP only.
- Follow these steps if you decide to take a class P/NP.
Note: If you're already enrolled for a letter grade and want to change to P/NP, you must do so on WebReg within the first four weeks of the quarter. Read about How to Change a Grading Option.
- Contact the appropriate advisor to determine if a P/NP is right for the class:
- Select the P/NP grade option on WebReg when you enroll in the class.
If you have questions, contact: