Pass/Fail Course Evaluation Policy


Important Information Regarding the Pass/Fail Course Evaluation Policy.

Students may request a Pass/Fail evaluation rather than a standard evaluation using the regular grading scale. Students must meet with their counselor to receive the permission form.

  • Students must turn in a Pass/Fail request form to their counselors on or before the specified deadline for quarter or semester classes in order to receive this form of evaluation. 
  • The form must be signed by the student, the teacher, and the parent prior to being submitted to the counseling center. 


Students receiving a Pass/Fail course evaluation should understand the following: 

  • A grade of satisfactory or unsatisfactory will be given instead of a standard letter grade.
  • Pass/Fail credits will not count toward the 25 graded credits required to qualify for honor roll.
  • This form of evaluation may be used for no more than 10 credit points in any one semester and for no more than thirty credit points of work to be counted toward graduation requirements. 
  • Local colleges have said they will accept credits evaluated this way, but it is possible that some colleges might not.
  • NCAA Division I and II institutions will accept courses that are awarded pass-fail grades to satisfy core-curriculum requirements for student athletes. The NCAA will compute a “Satisfactory” grade as the lowest passing grade (D) to determine the Core Course GPA. 
  • There may be no changes to the course evaluation method after the cutoff dates.