Pass / Fail Policy

To register for a class on a Pass/Fail basis, a student must have the signatures of his/her advisor and the instructor for the course on a Registration Form.

  1. Students may take only one course per semester for P/F credit. Students may take only three courses on a P/F basis during their undergraduate career at UT Tyler.
  2. The P/F option is not permitted to be used in the Core Curriculum.
  3. The P/F option may not be used for any course that fulfills a student's major or minor requirements, including those courses which are required by, but offered outside of, the major or minor department.
  4. Students on academic probation may not enroll in a course on a P/F basis.
  5. A course cannot be changed from a P/F basis to letter grade or vice versa after the first five class days.
  6. A final grade of P will not be changed to a grade of A, B, C, or D.
  7. A final grade of P will be counted in the total number of hours passed.
  8. To be eligible for the President’s or Dean’s List, a student must take a minimum of 12 semester hours of graded credit; thus 9 graded credits and 3 P/F credits do not qualify for consideration. A student who earns an “F” in a pass/fail course is not eligible for President’s or Dean’s List in the term in which the grade is assigned, regardless of the number of credits taken or GPA earned.

NOTE: Students intending to apply to law school should not take courses using the P/F option as most law schools interpret a "P" (passing) as a "D" or "C."