Student Services

Pass/Fail Option

Some MCTC courses may be taken on a pass/fail basis.

To change the grade method of a course to Pass/Fail, you must select the pass/fail grading option at the time of registration or until the Change Grade Method deadline posted on the College Calendar.

Important considerations

Before choosing the pass/fail grade method for a course, keep the following in mind:

  • If you complete the course with a grade equivalent to A, B, or C you will receive a P on your transcript, which does not affect your grade point average (GPA)
  • If you complete the course with a grade equivalent to D or F, you will receive an F on your transcript, which does affect your GPA
  • You will not be allowed to petition at a later date to have a P or F changed to an A, B, C, or D letter grade
  • No more than one-third of your credit load may be P grades for certificates, diplomas or degree credit (courses that may only be taken on a pass/fail basis are not included in this restriction)
  • Courses that are not eligible for the pass/fail grading method will note “Must be taken A-F” in the course description.

If you're not sure whether taking a course on a pass/fail basis is a good option for you, meet with your Academic Advisor or instructor.

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