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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. This option is currently available to you in Mysite until 6pm November 30, 2020.  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. The P/NP option is retroactive for the Summer 2020 term and the first 8-week session of the Fall 2020 term. Changing the grading basis for the Spring 2020 semester is not an option. Once you select this grading option and the deadlines passes, you cannot change the grading option back to a letter grade for the Fall 2020 term.

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

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.