SATISFACTORY/D/FAIL POLICY

The intent of the Satisfactory/D/Fail (S/D/F) Option is to encourage exploration and experimentation in curricular areas in which the student may have had little or no previous experience. Students may rescind the S/D/F election and opt for a regular letter grade until the end of the tenth week of classes.

• Each undergraduate may elect S/D/F grading in no more than four (4) courses in his/her bachelor’s degree program.

• A student may elect only one S/D/F course per semester. • Any course for the major or minor must be taken for a letter grade unless the course is offered only on a pass/fail basis. In this context, required courses are those that are specified as such by number and title, or are selected to fulfill a specified number of department credits. Departments may set additional limits, but cannot grant exceptions to the above stipulations.

• To exercise the S/D/F Option, a student must complete a S/D/F Option form. This form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the third week of classes in the semester in which the S/D/F credit is being taken.

• A student may rescind the S/D/F election and opt for a regular letter grade in a course until the end of the tenth week of classes (the same deadline for withdrawing from a course).

• Any S/D/F election that is rescinded before the end of tenth week of classes does not count toward the total of four courses. • Students who are registered for S/D/ F and earn a grade below C- will have that grade (D+, D, D-, or F) calculated in their GPA. Grades of “S” are not calculated into their cumulative GPA.

• Students planning to transfer to another school or department, or enter a graduate or professional school, are reminded that their admission may be affected by S/D/F course work.

• The S/D/F Option does not apply to Pass/Fail courses.