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Pass/Fail Grading in Spring 2020

Undergraduate students enrolled in UK Core courses or courses that are elective for their majors in the Spring 2020 semester may change their grading option from a letter grade to P/F as long as the change is made by May 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Letter grades A through D are converted to Pass. A letter grade of F is converted to Fail.

For courses that satisfy program or college requirements, unit faculty will determine pass fail eligibility.

Individual instructors cannot unilaterally convert their course to Pass/Fail grading during this semester.

The Senate Council voted to allow any undergraduate student enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester in a UK Core course or a course that is elective for their major to change their grading option from a letter grade to P/F as long as the change is made by May 1, 2020, at 11:59 pm EDT. Furthermore, for the Spring 2020 semester, freshmen and those students on academic probation will be permitted to elect Pass/Fail status for these courses. No course for which a student elects Pass/Fail status in the Spring 2020 semester will count against the maximum of four courses, which may typically be taken by a student during their undergraduate career at UK.

  • The deadline to convert an undergraduate elective course to Pass/Fail grading for the Spring 2020 was previously February 5. That deadline is now 11:59 pm on May 1.
  • Students may not typically elect Pass/Fail grading for courses used to satisfy UK Core Requirements. For the Spring 2020 semester, that limitation is waived, and students may elect Pass/Fail grading for courses in UK Core. That election must be made by 11:59 pm on May 1.
  • Students may not typically elect Pass/Fail grading for any course used to satisfy an undergraduate program or college requirement. Program and college faculty are making unit-level decisions about those requirements and the availability of Pass/Fail grading. Contact your adviser for more information.
  • Students will have to exercise the options described here in consultation with their advisers. Please contact your adviser to elect Pass/Fail grading for any of the courses for which it is available.
  • Graduate students and professional students should look out for more information from their respective colleges and programs regarding what options will be available for grading and withdrawal in their programs.