Pass/Fail Grading Option

  • To register for a course under the pass-fail option, an under-graduate must have completed 30 or more credit hours with a G.P.A. of at least 2.0. At least 15 of these credit hours must have been completed at UMCP with a University of Maryland GPA of at least 2.0
  • Courses must be electives in the student’s program; they may not be college, major, field of concentration, or general education program require-ments.
  • Only one course per semester or summer session may be registered under the pass-fail option.
  • No more than 12 semester hours of credit may be taken under the pass-fail option during a student’s college career.
  • Students may not choose this option when re-registering for a course.
  • Under the pass-fail option, a course that is completed with a passing grade will count toward the student’s total credit hours but will not be computed in the grade point average. A course that is completed with a failing grade will appear on the student’s record and will be computed both in the overall average and in the semester average.

Note: Grading Option changes may be processed only during the first ten days of classes. Graduate students are not eligible for the Pass-Fail grading option.