Grading Policy

  • Pass/Not Pass
  • Repeating Classes/Duplication of Credit
  • Repeating Deficient Grades
  • Language Other than English Grading Policy
  • Transcripts
Pass/Not Pass: 
NOTE: For courses taken in SPRING 2020, please visit this page for details.
The following requirements must be taken for letter grades:
  • All School requirements
  • Language other than English courses at the 2C level
  • Humanities Core Course
  • Courses taken for the Humanities Core Alternative requirement
  • Courses in your major.
You may take up to 2 classes toward a minor for P/NP.

Repeating Classes/Duplication of Credit: 

If you earn a C or better, or Pass, in a course, you cannot take it again for credit unless it is repeatable.  Moreover, you will not receive credit for a UCI course that contains material similar to the content of a course taken elsewhere (or vice versa).  If you are unsure about course duplication, check FIRST with an academic counselor.

Repeating Deficient Grades: 

You may repeat courses, up to a maximum of 16 units, in which you receive grades of C- or below (or NP).  If the course was originally taken on a letter grade basis, it must be repeated on a letter grade basis.  If you originally received a grade of NP in a course, it may be repeated on a P/NP basis or for a letter grade.  Repeats of deficient grades in “Topics Vary” courses are possible only if the title and content are exactly the same (i.e. E103 – Hawthorne & James is not the same as E103 – Old English).

Language Other Than English Requirement Grading Policy:

You must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all first- and second-year language other than English courses in order to advance to the next level. If you wish to repeat a deficient grade in one of these classes, it must be repeated prior to continuing on to the next level of the sequence.

NOTE: First-year students entering the university Fall 2007 or later and students who choose to follow Fall 2007 degree requirements must earn a grade of C or better in the sixth quarter in order to fulfill the School of Humanities’ language other than English requirement.

Transcripts:

You are responsible for checking your transcript each quarter.  Grades are posted on your Student Access transcript a week after the quarter ends.  Official copies are available at the Registrar’s Office.  Errors must be corrected promptly, as most changes must be made within one quarter.