Here's what you need to know about Pass/No Pass grading at De Anza.
How to Request Pass/No Pass
During registration, you may choose the Pass/No Pass option online.
- Log in to MyPortal.
- Click the Registration tab.
- Click on the "Add or Drop Classes" link to get to the class term.
- Find the class in your Current Schedule and select Pass/No Pass under the Grade Mode column.
Note: Once you select and submit the request for Pass/No Pass grading, this action cannot be reversed.
If you experience a problem with the online Pass/No Pass request, you may bring a completed Pass/No Pass printed form to the Admissions and Records office before the deadline for that term. You'll find the form on our Admissions and Records Student Forms webpage.
After classes begin
- After classes begin, you will need to complete the Pass/No Pass printed form and submit it in person to the Admissions and Records office by the request pass/no pass deadline.
- You'll find the form on our Admissions and Records Student Forms webpage.
- You may not switch to Pass/No Pass after the fourth week of a standard 12-week course, or after a third of a course that is less than 12 weeks.
- If you request the Pass/No Pass option online, this action cannot be reversed.
- Some transfer institutions will not accept Pass/No Pass grades.
- Under state regulations, De Anza cannot change a Pass/No Pass grade to a letter grade.
Rules for Pass/No Pass Grading
De Anza offers Pass/No Pass grading for a number of courses, as authorized by California law (Title V) and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees.
- Some courses are designated in the catalog as Pass/No Pass (P/NP) courses. In those courses, a letter grade is not available. Among these classes are those with a “single satisfactory standard of performance for which unit credit is assigned.” (See Section 51302 of Title V.)
- For other courses, you may select the Pass/No Pass option instead of a letter grade. However, you must select that option no later than the fourth week of a standard 12-week course, or no later than one third into the duration of a course that is less than 12 weeks.
- Once you select the Pass/No Pass option, the resulting grade is final.
- You may not apply more than 30 units of credit earned with a Pass (P) grade toward an Associate iin Arts degree.
- In most cases, you may not apply a Pass (P) grade toward your major requirements, unless your major division lists a Pass/No Pass (P/NP) course on its curriculum sheets.
- Pass/No Pass grades are not used to calculate grade point averages. However, a grade of No Pass (NP) can be considered in probation and dismissal procedures. You can learn more by reading the Policy on Standards for Probation.