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Pass/No Pass Classes

Pass/No Pass grades exist to permit students the opportunity to explore classes in which they are interested without undue concern for their grade point average. This policy also recognizes that a standard letter grade may not always measure the value of a course to an individual and that knowledge gained by repeated effort is not necessarily inferior to knowledge gained on the first attempt.

Courses at Mendocino College are offered in either of the following categories:

  1. Courses wherein all students are evaluated on a Pass/No Pass basis only. Such courses are designated in the course description section.
  2. Courses wherein each student may elect no later than the end of the fifth (5th) week of instruction, or 30% of the short term course, whether the evaluation will be on a Pass/No Pass basis. Appropriate forms must be completed and filed with the Office of Admissions and Records by the deadline indicated; otherwise, evaluation will be on a letter grade basis. Students may not revert back to the letter grade option after filing the Pass/No Pass option form.

The following regulations apply to all Pass/No Pass courses and grades. The P grade represents a letter grade of A, B, or C. The NP grade represents a D or F letter grade.

  1. Units earned on a pass/no pass basis shall not be used to calculate grade point averages. If a course is transferable with a letter grade, it is also transferable with a pass grade, subject to the limitations imposed by the transfer institution. However, units attempted for which "NP" is recorded shall be considered in progress probation and dismissal procedures.
  2. A maximum of nine (9) semester units of pass/no pass may be counted in satisfaction of Mendocino College degree requirements.
  3. Whenever courses are offered in which there is a single satisfactory standard of performance for which unit credit is assigned, the pass/no pass grading system shall be used to the exclusion of other grades. Pass shall be assigned for meeting that standard; no pass for failure to do so.
  4. Courses required in a student's major cannot be taken for pass/no pass.

Created: September 01, 2009 @ 08:26 AM
Last Modified: April 24, 2014 @ 01:58 PM


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