Pass / Fail Option

Visiting, non-degree students who were admitted through the Office of University Programs, are permitted to declare one (1) course pass/fail per semester of study, including January Term and Summer Sessions. When a student requests a pass/fail grade, the final letter grade submitted by the course instructor is automatically changed by the NYU Registrar to a grade of P (pass) or F (fail). Grades of A-D are changed to a P grade. Grades of F will be reported as F on the student’s permanent record. Course instructors are not made aware that a student has filed a pass/fail request. P grades are not counted in a student’s GPA; F grades are included in GPA.

Pass/fail grade request deadlines:
Fall and Spring Semesters: Within five (5) weeks of the start of term.
January Term: Within one (1) week of the start of term.
Summer Sessions: Within one (1) week for three week sessions and within four weeks (4) weeks for 6 week sessions

Please note that pass/fail requests cannot be reversed. Once a pass/fail grade request is submitted and approved, it is permanent on the student’s record and the student cannot receive a letter grade.

To request a pass/fail course grade, visiting students must complete this form.