OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
VILAS 117 CANTON, NY 13617
GRADUATE-LEVEL PASS/FAIL REQUEST
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Program of Study:__________________________________________
The signature below authorizes the student named above to take the course identified herein for a Pass/Fail grade.
Instructor’s Signature Date
Advisor’s Signature Date
Student’s Signature Date
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: The purpose of the Pass/Fail option is to encourage students to explore new areas of study in
which they are interested but have little or no background, not to justify reduced effort in a course.
Students whose transcripts carry Pass/Fail or other grades not calculable in the cumulative academic average should be aware that
their records may place them at a competitive disadvantage when applying for admission to some graduate and professional schools.
A student will be permitted to elect up to four semester course units to be graded Pass/Fail during four years in college. The
Pass/Fail option is subject to the following limitations and provisions:
The faculty-approved passing grade for courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis is 1.0 to 4.0.
Semester course units taken to satisfy distribution requirements may be graded Pass/Fail.
No more than one Pass/Fail option can be taken in any one semester.
The Pass/Fail option is not allowed unless the student has enrolled on that basis, with the written consent of the
instructor of the course. The pass/fail form must reach the Registrar’s Office within the first 9 WEEKS after the
beginning of a Fall/Spring semester course; within the first 4 WEEKS after the beginning of a half semester course;
within the first 2 WEEKS after the beginning of a summer course.
Semester course units in the student’s major or minor field cannot be taken on a Pass/Fail basis after the major or
minor is declared.
A Pass under the option is not calculated in the cumulative grade point average.
A Fail under this option is calculated in the cumulative grade point average.
FORMS ARE DUE:
within the first 9 WEEKS after the beginning
of a Fall/Spring semester course
within the first 4 WEEKS after the beginning
of a half semester course
within the first 2 WEEKS after the beginning
of a summer course
See Registrar’s Office Calendar
for specific term date deadlines.
Return completed forms to Vita Ingram, Registrar's Office: email@example.com