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Pass/Fail Option

  • The Pass/Fail option is available only to undergraduate students in good academic standing (cannot be on academic probation).
  • The Pass/Fail option is not allowed for the following types of courses: General Education, Honors, College of Business & Management, Tutored Study, Independent Study, English 101, courses used to fulfill a major or minor requirement, or developmental courses.
  • Students are eligible to exercise the Pass/Fail option only after accumulating fifteen hours in residency (courses taken at Northeastern).
  • Eligible students will be permitted one pass/fail course per term. A maximum of 18 pass/fail hours, including transfer courses from other institutions, may be applied toward graduation but may not be counted toward a student’s major area of concentration, minor, or General Education Program.
  • Declaration of the intention to select the Pass/Fail option must be made no later than the tenth day of the term by notifying Enrollment Services (D-101). The decision to select the Pass/Fail option may not be changed after that date.
  • A grade of “P” will be used to indicate that the student has passed the course, and a grade of “F” will be used to indicate that the student has failed the course. The “F” will be included in the grade point average.
  • Instructors may offer courses restricted to pass/fail registration with approval from the appropriate College Educational Policy Committee and by the Faculty Council on Academic Affairs. Hours of credit carried by such course(s) will be part of the maximum 18 hours which have been approved for the general Pass/Fail option.

Additional information is available at the Enrollment Services Center (D-101) or in the current NEIU Academic Catalog.

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