Apr 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pass-Fail Grading

Pass/Fail Grading

Undergraduate students, during their sophomore, junior, and senior years, may elect to take one course per term on a pass/fail basis. A maximum of 12 credit hours is permitted, excluding courses that are automatically graded on a pass/fail basis. Students wishing to take a course pass/fail must complete a Pass/Fail Approval form with approval from their advisor and the course instructor, prior to the end of the add/drop period. Pass/fail grading may not be used for the General Education curriculum or for certain courses as restricted by the major.

Graduate students wishing to take a course for pass/fail credit must complete a petition prior to registration and obtain the approval of the program director of their program of study.  In general, graduate program requirements may not be taken as pass/fail, unless specified within the program.

Grades for approved pass/fail courses cannot be changed to conventional letter grades. Credit for pass/fail courses counts toward attempted hours for academic progress. A grade of “P” (pass), will not affect a student’s GPA; however, a grade of “F” (fail) will affect the GPA.  Once approved, the pass/fail election is irrevocable.