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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 University requirements of 39 upper division credits 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. Did you know that 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. 


Is the G/P/NC option right for you?

For other financial or eligibility concerns, we strongly recommend that you meet with your academic advisor  to see if the G/P/NC option is right for you.

If you are a veteran or the dependent of a veteran receiving benefits from the GI bill earning a "P" or "NC" grade will have a significant financial impact.  Speak with the  Office of Veteran Affairs if you are considering the GPNC option . 

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



Log into SOLAR and click here:


Then click on "Enrollment: Edit a Class", and select the class you want to edit:


Click on the drop-down arrow and choose the grading option:


Hit "next", review your selection, then hit "Finish Editing" and confirm that the update was successful:


It's a good idea to go to "My Class Schedule" and double-check that the grading option is correct: