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Rules Governing the Pass/D/Fail Option

A student who entered Barnard:

  • as a first-year in or after fall 2003 may take a maximum of 23 points for a grade of P.

  • as a transfer in or after fall 2003 may take a maximum of 22 points for a grade of P.

  • prior to fall 2003 may take a maximum of 21 points for a grade of P.

The governing conditions follow:

  • You may not elect the Pass/D/Fail option for:

    • First Year English.

    • classes going toward your minor (if any).

    • classes in your major field.

      • You may elect the P/D/F option for a class in your major field ONLY:

        • if it will NOT be used to fulfill a major requirement; and

        • if it exceeds the number of points required for the major; and

        • with the specific approval of the Department Chair.

  • A Pass/D/Fail request must be filed for each course taken P/D/F.

    • A course that appears on your program in two parts (e.g. lecture and lab) requires a separate P/D/F request for each part.

    • A two-semester course requires a separate P/D/F request for each semester.

  • A request for P/D/F must be filed by the deadline.

    • A P/D/F request is irreversible after the deadline.

    • You may not request P/D/F retroactively.

  • Your instructor will not be informed that you have elected the Pass/D/Fail option.

    • Your instructor will assign you a letter grade, which will be converted to P/D/F.

      • A letter grade of A+ through C- will appear on your transcript as a P.

      • A letter grade of D will appear on your transcript as a D.

      • A letter grade of F will appear on your transcript as an F.

      • While a grade of P is not included in your grade point average, grades of F and D are included.

      • Information on the letter grade assigned to a course taken Pass/D/Fail will not be released.