Schools with Optional Pass/Fail Grading
|Location||School||Temporary Pass Fail Grading?||Notes|
|AB, CA||University of Calgary Faculty of Law||Optional|
|NB, CA||University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law||Optional|
opt in before assessments
|ON, CA||Queen's University Faculty of Law||Optional|
|ON, CA||University of Ottawa Faculty of Law||Optional |
It is not mandatory P/F for 2Ls and 3Ls. You either choose if you want letter grades or pass/fail for all classes. 1Ls get to choose P/F or letter grades after they receive their grades.
|QC, CA||McGill University Faculty of Law||Optional|
|QC, CA||Faculté de droit de l'Université Laval||Optional |
|SK, CA||University of Saskatchewan College of Law||Optional |
|AZ, US||Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||Optional |
All students decide whether to apply for pass/fail grading by April 26 (admin can deny the request) with an option to apply again after grades are released (admin is more likely to deny the request)
|CA, US||McGeorge School of Law||Optional |
all courses in all McGeorge programs, except those that were completed and graded before March 16, 2020, students are able to elect a Pass / No-Credit option after seeing their provisional final grade in the course. Students will have three days in which to make this election. A pass is designated as a C- or above.
|CA, US||Southwestern Law School||Optional |
optional credit/no credit after grades
|CA, US||University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Optional|
|CT, US||Quinnipiac University School of Law||Optional |
Mandatory p/f for all upper level courses and Spring 1L courses. Optional p/f for Fall 2019 1L courses. (1Ls can change their fall grades to p/f but if they elect to do p/f they must change all their grades).
|CT, US||University of Connecticut School of Law||Optional|
after grades are released
|DC, US||Columbus School of Law||Optional |
Upon receipt of all grades, students will have the choice to accept the grades for all of their courses as awarded or to convert all of their grades into Pass/Fail status. This is an all-or-nothing option, not a course-by-course approach.
|DC, US||David A. Clarke School of Law||Optional |
Optional Pass/Fail. Students can decide after grades are released. The decision is all or nothing (meaning students will need to choose between grades in all classes or none at all).
|DE, US||Widener School of Law–Delaware||Optional|
|FL, US||Florida International University College of Law||Optional |
optional pass/fail or receive a letter grade with a relaxed curve
|FL, US||Florida A&M University College of Law||Optional |
will receive letter grades at the end of the semester like normal and students have the choice to keep the letter grades they want and take a pass/fail on other grades. So you can keep your A grades but if you want to change a C to a pass, you can, and it won’t affect your GPA. The letter grades you keep WILL affect your GPA.
|IL, US||DePaul University College of Law||Optional |
Grading policies for the College of Law will not change for Spring 2020.
Grading curves will remain the same and will apply to all courses subject to a curve.Students may apply to receive P/F grades for all Spring 2020 semester courses prior to exams
|IN, US||Notre Dame Law School||Optional |
Optional Pass/No Credit that must be elected for all classes or none and students must make decision before final exams
|MA, US||Suffolk University Law School||Optional |
Optional Pass/Fail post grade
|ME, US||University of Maine School of Law||Optional |
Students can test, receive grades and then can elect to keep individual course grades, or selectively choose pass/fail.
|MI, US||Michigan State University College of Law||Optional|
|MN, US||Mitchell Hamline School of Law||Optional |
optional pass/fail for any or all courses after release of final grades
|NC, US||North Carolina Central University School of Law||Optional |
Letter grades for required courses but nothing less than a C-, optional pass/fail after seeing grades for electives.
|NE, US||University of Nebraska College of Law||Optional |
1Ls: Mandatory P/NP 2Ls/3Ls/LLM: Optional P/NP. P/NP is the default. Students will receive their grade then must elect within four days of receiving their grades whether to convert all to graded or not.
|NE, US||Creighton University School of Law||Optional |
*Pass/no pass system.
|NY, US||Syracuse University College of Law||Optional|
students choose after grades are released
|NY, US||Albany Law School||Optional |
Optional Pass/No Credit after you see the grade. All required classes (aka 1L classes) will require at least a C- or you have to retake it regardless of whether you keep the letter grade or a P (down to a D-). 1L curve is moved from a B- to a B.
|NY, US||New York Law School||Optional |
Optional credit/no credit. We’re allowed to see our grades beforehand and have until July 1, 2020 to render a decision on which grades we want to deem CR. Anything D- or above can receive credit.
|NY, US||Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University||Optional |
|OH, US||University of Dayton School of Law||Optional |
Students above 2.2 GPA can elect credit/no credit BEFORE FINALS or to have the term graded as normal.
Students below a 2.2 GPA can elect to restart the semester in Fall if 2020 (will not be charged tuition) or to have the semester graded as normal.
Scholarship removals are postponed until after Fall 2020 semester.Students below a 2.0 at the end of spring 2020 will still be dismissed.
|OH, US||Case Western Reserve University School of Law||Optional |
1Ls will be graded on a H (Honors) / P (Pass) / NE (No Entry) system for all first-year courses, except the 1L electives which will continue to be graded on their normal CR/NC basis. Upperclass students will be graded under the normal grading policy. For each course, a student may opt to retain their grade, or have a P/NE entered instead.
|OH, US||Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Optional |
Students can opt to go credit/no credit after they see their grades. The decision is all or nothing for all classes.
|OR, US||Lewis & Clark Law School||Optional |
election is made no later than 24 hours after taking an exam or turning in a final paper for a paper class or individual research project. All exams will be graded by professors and curved as they have been in the past although faculty will have the discretion to vary the numerical curves
|OR, US||Willamette University College of Law||Optional |
Optional credit/no credit grading system thereafter exam grades are posted. C- is the cut off for credit and letter grades will count toward scholarships whether you opt out or not.
|PA, US||Widener School of Law–Harrisburg||Optional|
|PA, US||Thomas R. Kline School of Law||Optional |
Pass/Fail (Optional After Grades)
|PA, US||Duquesne University School of Law||Optional|
Optional pass/fail after grades are released
|TN, US||Belmont University College of Law||Optional |
Optional P/F after grades are released (allowed to pick a maximum of 7 credit hours total to make P/F instead of letter grades)
|TX, US||Texas A&M University School of Law||Optional |
mandatory pass/fail grading for all classes this semester, other than those courses that have been completed and for which final course grades have already been communicated
|TX, US||Texas Tech University School of Law||Optional |
Optional “Credit/No Credit” after grades are received.
|TX, US||Baylor Law School||Optional |
|VA, US||George Mason University School of Law||Optional |
Optional credit / no credit. Students may select to receive a letter grade after they receive grades. Cr/ NC is the default. Credit is awarded for letter grades C- and above. Grades will not factor into GPA or ranking. It will just show on your transcript.
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