April 23 Message to Undergraduates: Clarifying the P-NP Deadline

To All Undergraduates:

You may have heard that the Faculty Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education (FSCUE) this week endorsed a proposal to extend the period for choosing the P/NP grading option until May 11, after most final grades will have been posted.  

I want to clarify that this proposal still needs the additional approval of the Faculty Senate to take effect. That body does not meet until Wednesday, April 29—two days after the existing deadline.

Therefore, you should continue to follow the special policy currently in place for this semester:

Students may choose P/NP grading in one or more of their courses until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 27.

You can find instructions for electing P/NP grading on the registrar's website.

We will share the Faculty Senate’s vote regarding FSCUE’s proposed deadline extension; if the Senate approves the proposal, we will provide information regarding how to revise your choices. Please note that this extended deadline would apply only to this unusual semester.

As reported earlier, for this semester, you may choose the P/NP grading option in as many courses as you wish. In addition, any courses for which you earn a grade of P will count toward major, minor, and general education requirements.

There are no changes under discussion to the previously announced deadlines for withdrawing from individual courses or doing a complete withdrawal from the semester. These deadlines remain 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 27.

You may direct questions about selecting any of the currently available options to your navigator.


Jeffrey Wolcowitz
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Adjunct Professor of Economics