Temporary Rule Change for Pass/Fail Grading

As you know, the University has implemented a policy that would expand undergraduate students’ ability to invoke the Pass/Fail option for Spring 2020 courses. As such, all University general education courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Additionally, the Neag School of Education has adopted the following policies regarding undergraduate major courses:

Current and Prospective IB/M Majors

  • All education and subject area courses will be permitted to be taken on Pass/Fail during Spring 2020.
  • Passed Spring 2020 courses will count toward IB/M major requirements and prerequisites, and will count for Connecticut certification requirements.
  • Students should consult with their advisor prior to making any decisions about which course to take on a Pass/Fail basis.

Prospective TCPCG Students

  • All subject area courses will be permitted to be taken on Pass/Fail during Spring 2020.
  • Passed Spring 2020 courses will count toward TCPCG subject area requirements and will count for Connecticut certification requirements.

Current and Prospective Sport Management Majors

  • EDLR 3300W and EDLR 3547W cannot be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.
  • Students can place a maximum of two of the following Sport Management major courses taken on Pass/Fail during Spring 2020:
    • EDLR 3325
    • EDLR 3340
    • EDLR 3345
    • EDLR 3550
  • EDLR 3090, EDLR 3091, and all related elective and cognate elective courses will be permitted to be taken on Pass/Fail during Spring 2020.
  • Passed courses will count toward Sport Management major requirements and prerequisites.
  • Students must consult with their advisor prior to making any decisions about which course to take on a Pass/Fail basis.

Please note:

  • While the Neag School of Education is permitting the Pass/Fail option in Spring 2020, not all departments in other Schools and Colleges at UConn are doing so. Therefore, for students in the Neag School who are pursuing dual majors, please keep in mind that a course taken through another School/College at UConn may not count toward both of your majors.
  • Also, while the decision to put a course on Pass/Fail might seem like a straightforward decision, please note that there may be unanticipated, far-reaching implications beyond the University associated with applying this option too liberally (e.g., admissions offices for graduate schools, as well as some jobs, often consider GPA’s). Given this, we advise all students, especially any pursuing a dual degree, to check with their advisors prior to making any decisions about which course they are considering taking Pass/Fail in Spring 2020.

    See UConn Registrar’s website for specific information on this policy for UConn and other Schools and Colleges.

    Access the Pass/Fail request webform