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If you are an academic junior or senior, and want to take a course pass/fail, you can make this selection through myW&M and Banner Student Self Service. Changes to pass/fail can only be completed during the add/drop period. If you intend to select pass/fail, you must do so by the end of the add/drop period. Degree-seeking academic juniors and seniors may elect to take one normally-graded course in Arts and Sciences and in Education for undergraduate credit on a Pass/Fail basis during each of the Fall and Spring semesters (Pass/Fail option is not available during the summer session). This option must be selected during the add/drop period, which begins on the first day of classes. Selecting Pass/Fail is irrevocable after the add/drop period has ended. Please review the Pass/Fail section of the Undergraduate Course Catalog for additional information on this grading option.

After you register for the course, you must either go back to the Registration Menu and Select Change Class Options, or select the hyperlink (highlighted grade mode) on the Add/Drop worksheet which will take you to the Change Class Options page. You will see the courses you have registered for and a drop down box next to the words Grade Mode. Use the drop down box and select Pass/Fail. Select the Submit Changes button at the bottom of the page. This will change the course from graded to pass/fail. When you refresh the Add/Drop Worksheet the course will now display a grade mode of pass/fail. You can also see the grade mode in the Student Detail Schedule.

Important Note

If you encounter and "Instructor Approval Required" error message when you attempt to select pass/fail, do not contact the instructor. Please contact the [[w|registrar, Office of the University Registrar]] for assistance with making the selection.

Students are responsible for checking their schedules to ensure they are correct by the end of the add /drop period. If you select pass/fail, look at your schedule and verify the change has been made.

Courses taken on a pass/fail basis may not be used to satisfy proficiency, COLL, GER, minor or major requirements, except where courses are designated as pass/fail only.