De Anza College utilizes the P/NP grading scheme for many courses, as authorized by the Board of Trustees and Title 5.
- Some courses are designated in the catalog as P/NP courses. A letter grade is not available to the student in such a course. Among the group of courses are those with a “single satisfactory standard of performance for which unit credit is assigned.” (See Section 51302 of Title 5.)
- For all other courses, the student may select the P/NP option instead of a letter grade (A, B, C, etc.), so long as s/he opts no later than the fourth (4th) week of the term (for courses shorter than 12 weeks, it 1/3 of the term). Once a student has selected the P/NP option, the resulting grade shall be final.
Restrictions have been placed on the use of P grades:
- No more than thirty (30) units of credit with a P grade can be applied toward an Associate in Arts degree, and
- Ordinarily no P grade may be applied toward a student’s major requirements unless the major division lists a P/ NP course on their curriculum sheets.
Units earned on a P/NP basis shall not be used to calculate grade point averages. However, units attempted for which NP is recorded shall be so considered in probation and dismissal procedures. (See “Progress Probation.”