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Pass/No Pass for COVID-19 Affected Students

In response to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Irvine Valley College (IVC) is extending the deadline for requesting a Pass/No Pass (P/NP) grading option until June 8, 2020 for spring semester. This option is currently available to you in Mysite through May 13. From May 14 - June 8, P/NP must be requested by petition (see below). The grading option of P/NP is available only for courses with the P/NP option.

Students selecting this option will receive a “P” for Pass (satisfactory completion) or “NP” for No Pass (Unsatisfactory Completion) grade symbol at the end of the semester. Once you select this grading option, you cannot change the grading option back to a letter grade for the spring 2020 term.

The IVC Pass/No Pass policy is currently available in the IVC Catalog.

Beginning May 14, the option to change the grading option by petition is as follows: 

  1. Go to the to Pass/No Pass form (available beginning May 14)
  2. Right click on the form, select "Save as" and save the form onto your desktop
  3. Complete all fields in the form
  4. Save the completed form with the following name: "Student ID# - Form Name" ex. 123456 - Pass No Pass
  5. Send the completed form through your district issued email address to using the subject heading for your email: "Student ID # - Form Name" ex. 123456 - Pass No Pass

The Pass/No Pass petition will be available from May 14- June 8 after which all grades will be final.

A P/NP grading option earned in spring 2020 will not affect your IVC progress/academic probation or dismissal status. If you choose the P/NP option and earn an NP in a course, you will be able to repeat the course in a future term without having to provide documentation for the reason to repeat.

The P/NP grading option may affect the following items:

  • Most institutions do not compute a GPA for a P/NP course. However, in some instances a passing grade is computed at a 2.0 level, potentially adversely affecting a student’s overall GPA score.
  • Leaders of the California Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and members of the higher education segments who are part of the Governor’s Council for Postsecondary Education including the University of California, California State University and Community College system have been working together on process to ensure students are able to apply and enroll on their academic pathways.
  • 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.
  • 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 to your benefits.

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 to discuss.