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Pass/No Pass for COVID-19 Affected Students

Instead of a traditional letter grade, a Pass (“P”) grade indicates satisfactory (a letter grade of “A,” “B,” or “C”) work in the class and units awarded with such a grade. No grade points are assigned, however, and the grade is not used to compute the grade point average.

A No Pass (“NP”) grade indicates less than satisfactory work (a letter grade of “D” or “F”); and with such a grade, no units are earned, nor is the grade used to compute the grade point average. However, units attempted for which “NP” (as defined in Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 55022) is recorded will be considered in probation and dismissal procedures.

We strongly recommend that you discuss the possible effects of opting for a Pass/No Pass grading option with a counselor. If you are unsure if this is the right option for you, please reach out to the counseling office at for assistance.

The grading option of Pass/No Pass (P/NP) is available only for courses with the P/NP option. You can select this option for applicable summer courses when viewing your classes in your MySite account. After 11 pm on July 30, you cannot change the grading option back to a letter grade for the Summer 2021 term.

Course Completion/Transfer Status

It is important that students review this information carefully. A NP grade could result in the student needing to retake the course. Many transfer institutions are still restricting the allowable transfer units that may be taken as a P/NP. Most institutions do not compute a GPA for a P/NP course. However, in some instances, a passing (P) grade is computed at a 2.0 level, potentially adversely affecting a student’s overall GPA score. 

Veteran Benefits

Eligibility for certain benefits such as veterans’ sponsorships or scholarships might also be a consideration. Please make sure you reach out to any programs you may be part of to determine if there is an adverse effect on your benefits.

We wish you all the best in this unprecedented semester. Please carefully review your options and reach out if you have any questions. Both the EW and P/NP form, as well as instructions on how to submit them, can be found on the Admissions and Records Forms page.