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Pass-Fail Rules

Students may elect to take a course Pass-Fail during the first three weeks of the semester. The following rules apply to Pass-Fail courses:

  1. A student may take only one course Pass-Fail during their entire J.D. program.
  2. A student who receives a grade below C+ in a Pass-Fail course will have the letter grade actually earned entered on the transcript and used for all purposes. A student who earns a grade of C+ or higher will have a "P" entered on the transcript; the course is then ignored in the computation of grade point averages; the actual letter grade is not provided to the student.
  3. The Pass-Fail rules are in effect for the Summer Sessions Abroad Programs. Credits earned in Summer Programs on a Pass-Fail basis are treated as though earned in the succeeding academic year.
  4. Review the Co-Curricular Credit Rules for additional information regarding courses taken under the pass/fail option. 
  5. Only courses designated "Pass-Fail eligible" by the professor in the registration materials may be elected Pass-Fail. Students may not elect to take required courses or seminars Pass-Fail.