Humanities Grading Option Policies & FAQs for Summer 2020

The Academic Senate at UCI, which governs academic regulations at UC Irvine, has authorized adjustments to existing undergraduate regulations on Pass/No Pass grades (P/NP) for the Spring and Summer 2020 quarters only. Full details on these adjustments are available here.

Note: If you choose to take a major or School requirement for Pass/No Pass in Spring or Summer 2020, it might not show up on your DegreeWorks, but the course DOES still count for the requirement.  Please submit the Humanities DegreeWorks Update Request Form to request it be added.

FAQs for Summer 2020

HOW DO I CHANGE THE GRADING OPTION TO PASS/NO PASS IN SUMMER 2020 COURSES?
Contact Summer Sessions directly to change your grading option in Summer Session courses: https://summer.uci.edu/

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO CHANGE THE GRADING OPTION TO PASS/NO PASS IN SUMMER 2020?
The deadline to change the grading option is the LAST DAY OF INSTRUCTION for the relevant Summer Session; no changes can be made after instruction ends.

    Session I Deadline - July 27, 2020
    10 Week Session Deadline - August 27, 2020
    Session II Deadline - September 4, 2020

The full Academic Calendar for Summer Session 2020 is here.

WHAT COURSES MAY BE TAKEN FOR PASS/NO PASS?
In addition to all courses normally allowed to be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, Humanities students are permitted to also take major courses and the School of Humanities requirements for Pass/No Pass in Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. This includes:Note: If you choose to take a major or School requirement for Pass/No Pass, it might not show up on your DegreeWorks.  Please submit the Humanities DegreeWorks Update Request Form to request it be added.

Note: Courses taken for P/NP in Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 will not count against the total number of Pass/No Pass or Pass/No Pass Only courses allowed (please refer to the General Catalogue for the original policy).


WHAT COURSES *CANNOT* BE TAKEN FOR PASS/NO PASS?
The Pass/No Pass option will NOT be approved in the following instance:
  • If you are retaking a course you previously took for a letter grade. You cannot repeat a letter grade for Pass/No Pass.
WHAT IF I NEED HELP DECIDING THE GRADING OPTION TO CHOOSE?
Please see the infographic below to assist in your decision making process. Remember, you must earn a grade of “C” or better to receive a “Pass” and earn credit for a course. A grade of “C-“ or below is considered a “No Pass” and you will be not be able to use the course to meet degree requirements. 

Here are other resources you may find helpful:You can also contact an academic advisor any time with questions.  We can be reached over email.

The deadline to change the grading option for each Summer Session is below; no changes can be made after these dates:
  • Session I Deadline - July 27, 2020
  • 10 Week Session Deadline - August 27, 2020
  • Session II Deadline - September 4, 2020