Pass/No Credit Option for Seniors Policy

Students who have completed 90 or more credits may take up to two courses (8 credits maximum, only one course per term) on a Pass/No Credit basis. Grades of A, B, and C correspond to Pass; grades of D and F to No Credit.  Whether or not you earn credit for the course, it will not be included in computation of your GPA.  Your instructor will not be aware of your choice; the letter grade earned for the course will be converted to Pass or No Credit by the Registrar. 

The following courses cannot be applied to the P/NC option:

  • You may not select this option for a course being used to satisfy your major, minor, liberal arts distribution requirements, or other graduation credential.  Only free elective courses may be taken on a pass/no credit basis.
  • Courses that could potentially satisfy an unfulfilled requirement may not be taken pass/no credit.
  • Rutgers Study Abroad courses may not be taken on a pass/no credit basis.
  • Honors seminars and department-based honors courses and honors sections of courses may not be taken on a pass/no credit basis.
  • Students pursuing a second degree through SAS may not use the pass/no credit option.
  • Only one course may be taken on a P/NC basis per semester
  • Deadlines are binding. The pass/no credit option may not be rescinded once the deadline has passed.
  • The above restrictions do not apply to courses that are only offered on a P/NC basis

Students who have completed 90 or more credits may take up to two courses (8 credits maximum, one course per semester) on a Pass/No Credit basis. Grades of A, B, and C correspond to Pass; grades of D and F to No Credit.

Details including deadlines for submission of request can be found on the SAS Academic Services Pass/No Credit page.