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Top 10 Things to Know About the G/P/NC Option

  1. Earning a P or NC in a course does NOT fulfill DEC, SBC, major, or minor requirements.  
  2. Earning a P counts toward the 39 upper division credit requirement and the total credits toward graduation. 
  3. You cannot G/P/NC a class that is S/U or A,B,C/U graded.  These courses do not offer the G/P/NC option. 
  4. If you are a TAP recipient, note that if you earn a "P" in a course, it may affect your eligibility to receive TAP in future terms.  
  5. The G/P/NC option cannot be selected for 2nd or more attempts of the same course.
  6. You cannot withdraw from a class if that will result in less than 12 enrolled credits (if you are a full-time student).  In that situation, you might want to consider the G/P/NC option.
  7. Talk to your professor about how you are doing in a course before deciding on an option.  You might be doing better than you think!
  8. The G/P/N/C option is available for only one course per semester.    
  9. Neither the P nor NC is factored into your GPA.
  10. Make your decision by the semester deadline for G/P/NC and withdrawal, and speak to an academic advisor if you have any questions. 

If the G/P/NC option does not appear for a selected course, it may be due to one of the following reasons:

  • You are repeating the course. Refer to #5 above.
  • You already selected the G/P/NC option for a different course. Refer to #8 above.
  • The course is not G/P/NC-able.  Refer to #3 above.

The G/P/NC Video Tutorial

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A G/P/NC and Withdrawal Discussion

In this episode, Joe Lodato and Mary Beth Powers discuss the withdrawal and G/P/NC grading options, what they are used for, and why you might want to choose them.

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