Updated on April 2 with information regarding the pass/fail policy for Summer 2020 courses.
April 28: For questions related to the new course drop accommodation for College of Arts & Sciences undergraduates, please visit this FAQ.
As of March 23, 2020, UNC-Chapel Hill expanded the pass/fail option to all undergraduate courses in the College of Arts & Sciences for the Spring 2020 semester.
As of April 2, 2020, the College suspended the regular “no pass/fail” Summer School grading policy and extended the pass/fail option through the Summer 2020 terms (including Maymester, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II courses).
For the Spring 2020 semester, students who elect to place a course on or remove a course from pass/fail will do so through the Office of the University Registrar using this link. Students wishing to elect this option need to do so by Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Courses will receive letter grades unless the student opts for pass/fail.
For the Summer 2020 semester (Maymester, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II), students need to elect this option by Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, by using this link. Courses will receive letter grades unless the student opts for pass/fail.
Yes. A PS grade earned in a Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 course may be used to fulfill a prerequisite minimum grade requirement in a future semester. A grade of F may not be used. See additional note below. For example, BIOL 201 requires students to earn a minimum grade of C or better in BIOL 101. A PS grade earned in BIOL 101 during Spring 2020 may be used to fulfill the “C or better” grade requirement for enrolling in BIOL 201.
For computer science courses and several other science courses, if you earn a C- or lower grade, you are strongly encouraged to repeat the course, with no penalty, because empirical evidence shows that students do not pass upper-level courses when they are unable to earn a letter grade of C in the lower-level course. If you decide to repeat the course, the credit hours from both the spring 2020 term and the repeated term may be applied towards the 120 credit hours (but not towards fulfilling additional major/minor/Gen Ed requirements).