Pass/No Pass option and course withdrawal deadline is Friday, Nov. 11

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Friday, Nov. 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET is the deadline for upperclass and transfer undergraduate students to choose the Pass/No Pass grading option and to withdraw from individual courses.

By this deadline, you must decide to complete each of your courses for a regular evaluative grade, use the Pass/No Pass option or withdraw from the course. Note that you may continue to process these requests in SIS (if you qualify - see below) until Friday, Nov. 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET, but staff will not be available in the Office of the University Registrar or Student Advancement after 5 p.m. ET.

Pass/No Pass Grading Option

You may choose the Pass/No Pass grading option for one course each semester (not including summer session), provided that you remain enrolled in at least 3 credit hours for regular evaluative grades. If you use the P/NP option for a course that is currently counting for a major, minor or general education requirement, you are agreeing to repeat the course for a letter-grade or take another course to meet that requirement in a subsequent semester.

You may exercise the P/NP option in SIS.

Course Withdrawals

If you withdraw from a class, a notation of “W” will show for that class on your transcript. As you make decisions about withdrawing from classes, please pay attention to any implications this will have for academic standing, scholarship eligibility, athletic eligibility, and visa status, as well as whether you will need the course as a requirement or as a prerequisite for another course.

You may withdraw from courses through SIS, provided that you are in good standing and this does not leave you actively enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours. All other course withdrawals require a drop/add form signed by your navigator. To withdraw from a course in SIS, follow the same procedure that you use to drop a course during the drop/add period. Be sure to continue the process until you see a screen with a message that you successfully dropped the course and have been given a grade of “W.” Save a copy of the message as documentation of the transaction.

All students continue to have the opportunity to do a complete withdrawal from the semester until the last day of classes on Friday, Dec. 9. However, students who do a complete withdrawal after Friday, Nov. 11, may not enroll for the spring semester and summer session, but may petition to re-enroll for the fall 2023 semester. Appeal statements can be submitted to a dean in the Office of Undergraduate Studies and exceptions may be granted by the Academic Standing Board.

Before withdrawing from a course in SIS, it is strongly recommended that you review any adjustments to your course schedule with your academic advisor to make sure you are aware of any implications of doing so.