Arts and Sciences and undergraduate GPP students are permitted to take up to a total of two courses Pass/Fail at Emmanuel. Courses that will fulfill the Domains of Knowledge (general requirements), major requirements, minor requirements, or language certificate requirements cannot be completed as Pass/Fail. Thus, only courses that will apply as free elective credit may be completed as Pass/Fail.
Courses that receive a Pass (P) grade do not factor into the GPA. However, an F grade will factor into the GPA.
Courses that are transferred prior to matriculation or taken off campus after matriculation, must earn a letter grade of C or better to transfer to Emmanuel, despite the transfer grade not posted to the Emmanuel record.
Once a Pass/Fail form is submitted, no matter if it is before the deadline, neither the student, nor the faculty member, can elect to change the registration designation from Pass/Fail to a letter grade, even if the student is doing well in the class. Conversely, a student who is not doing well in a class, cannot decide after the Pass/Fail deadline to change the registration designation to preserve their GPA.
Students who wish to declare a course Pass/fail must complete the Pass/Fail Grade Option Form and submit by the deadline. For A+S fall and spring course deadlines, please refer to the Academic Calendar. For GPP undergraduate courses and A+S summer course deadlines, please refer to the 7 Week Course Policy.