Credit students choose between three grade options, provided the department has permitted all options:
- Letter grade: A, B, C, D, F
- Pass/no pass: P, NP
- Audit: Aud (with instructor permission)
How to change your grade option
If you don’t choose an option, you’ll automatically have the default option for that class. The default is generally a letter grade, but it could be pass/no pass.
- Log in to the MyPCC Home tab
- Click Register for classes in the Term-to-Term Checklist
- Click Change Grade Options
- Change grade option in the drop down and click Submit Changes
When to change your grade option
- Letter grade and Pass/no pass: For most classes, the deadline is the eighth Saturday of the term. For short-term classes, the deadline is sooner. To see the deadline for your class, log in to MyPCC and click See drop, withdraw and grade option deadlines in the Term-to-term checklist.
- Audit: by 5pm on the first Friday of the term – see academic calendar.
Things to consider when choosing grade options
- It’s best to take required courses, like those required for your degree, for a letter grade.
- A pass grade may not satisfy the prerequisite of C or better required for entry into some courses.
- There is a limit to the number of pass credits that can apply towards a degree or certificate. Check with an advisor about the limit for your program.
- There is a limit to the number of pass credits that will transfer to other schools. Check with an advisor at the institution you plan to transfer to.
- Learn more about PCC’s grading guidelines.
With the instructor permission, some courses allow students to attend without receiving a grade
or credit for the course. You must pay full tuition and fees, and financial aid doesn’t cover audited classes.
- Email the instructor from your PCC email account to see if an audit is allowed. Include your G-number and the CRN.
- If your instructor approves your request to audit, they must forward your email request, along with their approval, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on the first Friday of the term.
- Pay full tuition and fees for the course.
Instructors are expected to state on their course handouts any specific audit requirements. Auditing a course does not satisfy requirements for entry into courses where prerequisites are specified.
Read the complete grading policy here: Academic Policies and Standards Handbook: Grading Guidelines.