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DePaul College of Law students may apply to receive pass/fail grades for all of their Spring 2020 semester courses.
The application to receive pass/fail grading for your Spring 2020 grades can be found here:
Spring 2020 Pass/Fail Grading Application
Please read the information carefully before submitting your application.
Grading Curves will remain the same and will apply to all courses subject to a curve.
The system for implementing optional pass/fail is designed to maintain the integrity of both blind grading (in blind-graded classes) and the curve. As a result, professors will not know which students have opted for P/F grades. Professors will apply the relevant curve to all enrolled students, regardless of whether or not a student has opted into P/F. Grades for students who have opted for P/F will be converted administratively before rosters are posted.
Students may still receive a certificate if they elect P/F grading for certificate courses this term. For graduating students who applied for a certificate, opt for P/F grading, and have a GPA in certificate classwork at or above the required GPA for the certificate as of the end of the Autumn 2019 semester, the certificate will be awarded. For graduating students who applied for a certificate, opt for P/F grading, and do not meet the required GPA for the certificate, the application will be reviewed by the faculty director of the certificate and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for possible waiver. The deadline for applying for a certificate is not being extended.
Some students have taken courses that are complete, substantially complete or will be completed before the May 3 deadline to opt in for P/F grades. Students may opt for P/F grading even if some of their classes are complete or substantially complete.
Students who opt for P/F grading will only see an impact upon their GPA if the grade earned is an F. P grades will have no impact on GPA.
Class ranks will be calculated the same way that they always are.
Students who opt for P/F grading will not be eligible for Dean’s List for Spring 2020 because they will not have a sufficient number of credits completed with a letter grade this term. This is not a new policy, and it is applied every term to students who enroll in primarily P/F credits.
Students who elect to receive P/F grading will remain eligible for CALI awards if a professor determines that the student received the highest grade in the class. Students who elect to go P/F will still receive a passing grade rather than a quality grade if they receive a CALI award.
Dismissal Policy: The College of Law Dismissal Policy will be paused for the Spring 2020 semester. Students who fall below a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of the semester will be permitted to remain enrolled and take classes in the Summer and Autumn 2020 terms. Students whose cumulative GPA is below a 2.0 at the end of the Autumn 2020 term will be subject to the Dismissal Policy. Any student with a GPA below a 2.0 may not be eligible for financial aid for Autumn 2020 classes if, after taking classes in the Summer 2020 semester, their cumulative GPA remains below a 2.0. For more information regarding Financial Aid eligibility, please consult with a financial aid counselor at DePaul Central.