Students may take a maximum of 23 points for a grade of P (22 points for students entering as transfers). Students who entered Barnard prior to fall 2003 may take a maximum of 21 points for a grade of P. Some courses record mandatory Pass/Fail grades for all students enrolled, e.g., Physical Education and ENGL BC 3191. Both mandated and elected grades of P are included in the maximum allowed.
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.
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.
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. All requests for P/D/F must be filed by the deadline and are irreversible after the deadline. You may not request P/D/F retroactively.
You may not elect the Pass/D/Fail option for:
You may elect the P/D/F option for a class in your major field ONLY:
Reminder: To be eligible for Dean's List, you need 12 graded points each semester.
See the Academic Calendar for the deadline each semester.
To check on the status of your P/D/F request, check the P/D/F screen again.
If your request is still pending, you will see:
Date Requested P/D/F option; Registrar's approval is pending.
If your request has been approved, you will see this message:
Green check Date Approved by Registrar. No further action required.
If you have requested P/D/F in a course in your major subject area, you will see this message:
Red check Date This course is in your major. Approval from department chair required. Check your email for instructions.
(See the Rules for information about declaring P/D/F in a course in your major.)
If you do receive approval, you will later see on-screen messages:
Blue check mark Date: Department chair has approved
Green check mark Date: Registrar has received department chair approval. No further action required
If the chair does not approve, you will later see an on-screen message that says:
Red X Date: Department chair has denied
Within 2-3 business days after the Registrar or the Department Chair has approved your request, you will see a P on your eBear program, to the right of the point value for the course. You have completed the process.
To revoke a course’s P/D/F status (this can only be done before the P/D/F deadline) click on the box next to the course in the Revoke column.
Within 3 business days, the P will be gone from your eBear program, and you will see a notation that the option has been revoked.
Office of the Registrar
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