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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HHS Policies & Procedures

HHS Pass / Not-Pass Policy
Approved by the HHS Undergraduate Educational Policy &
Curriculum Committee September 22, 2016, effective Fall 2016
Students enrolled in the College of Health & Human Sciences may take courses under the Pass / Not-Pass option subject to the following regulations:
  1. A maximum of 24 credits of elective courses under the Pass / Not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements

  2. A student may elect the Pass / Not-Pass option for elective courses only, unless a department / academic unit requires that a specific departmental course/s be taken Pass / Not-Pass.

  3. The option may not be adopted for any courses used to fulfill any HHS minor requirements.

  4. Students may elect to take University Core Curriculum (UCC) courses Pass / Not-Pass; however, some major Plans of Study require courses that also fulfill UCC foundational outcomes.In such cases, students may not elect the Pass / Not-Pass option.

    1. If the Pass / Not-Pass option is exercised for a UCC course, students must pass the course in which the foundational outcome is addressed based on Purdue’s approved grading scale (including a grade of P). Passing the course indicates that the student has satisfactorily met the foundational outcome (Provost Curriculum FAQ).

  5. If a student elects to take a course P/NP, the student will indicate which course is taken P/NP at the time the student registers. Standard registration procedures, such as the rules governing drop/add, withdrawal from courses, etc., will be followed.  The deadlines for when the grade mode of a course can be modified can be found on the drop/add/modify calendar.

  6. The Pass / Not-Pass option cannot be elected for a course that already appears on a student’s academic record, with the exception of when a student repeats a course previously taken with the Pass / Not-Pass option.

  7. A student who passes a course, which is required by an HHS department / academic unit, under the option, while enrolled in another school or college at Purdue University, and switches / CODOs into an HHS program, will be required to complete the course for a grade. With departmental / academic unit approval, switch/CODO students could use a P/NP course to satisfy a program requirement.



Regarding “G” of the proposed policy: until the University Educational Policy and Curriculum (EPC) Committee amends the current repeat regulation, the Registrar will permit exceptions to repeat with a grade if previously taken P/N in another program with an e-mail from the advisor indicating it is a degree requirement.