COVID-19 Related Pass/No Pass Grading Option

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic and the shift to remote learning and services, Delta College wants to support students as much as possible to cross the finish line and complete their academic goals. We highly encourage you to continue with your studies and seek out assistance from your professors, resource specialists, support staff, counselors and online tutoring.

In order to further promote flexibility and support, Delta College will allow students to request a “Pass/No Pass” (P/NP) grading option for a majority of course offerings.  Students can change their current grading option to Pass/No Pass by selecting this option within My Delta. Deadline for Spring 2021 classes is one week before the end of the class.

In order to request a P/NP grading option, please follow the steps below and refer to our FAQ’s for additional information. Delta College also realizes the many challenges that this health crisis has created, and if you feel that an excused withdrawal (EW) from your course work is the best option, please click here for more information.

Student groups advised not to seek P/NP. Students in the following areas and programs are generally advised not to seek a P/NP option. Please speak with your program faculty or a counselor before requesting a P/NP grading option, as the P/NP could negatively affect the following groups:

  • Athletes
  • Pre-nursing
  • Accounting (students seeking CPA)
  • Paralegal/Pathway to Law
  • Cisco Academy (CNT courses)
  • Electrical

Programs ineligible for P/NP. Due to external regulations and requirements, students in the following areas will not be able to request a P/NP grading option:

  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Speech Language Pathology Assistant
  • Psychiatric Technology
  • Apprenticeship programs

To learn more details about Pass/No Pass Grading Option, please see our FAQ.

 

Requesting the P/NP Grading Option

  1. Log into My Delta and select Manage Classes.

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  1. Select View My Classes.

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  1. On the left side of the screen select Update Classes. When the class list appears use the arrow on the right to open up the class.

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  1. Once the class is opened, select the grading option using the drop down.

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  1. Click on the Accept button.

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  1. Click on the Submit button.

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  1. Click on the Yes button to finalize the grading basis change.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I request a Pass or No Pass grading option?

Students can go into MyDelta and change the grading option to Pass/No Pass for each course enrolled should the Pass/No Pass option be available

If I choose the Pass/ No pass option, how is this counted in my GPA?

Pass/No Pass is not part of your GPA calculation. Whether you receive a Pass or a No Pass, it does not affect your GPA.

If I choose the Pass/No Pass option and I would have received a higher grade than what a Pass would equate to for my GPA can I then request the letter grade be posted?

Yes, students can request that the Pass be changed back to a letter grade by filling out a General Petition with the Office of Admissions and Records. Due to the extenuating circumstances students will have a year and a half from the time grades are posted to request this change.

Is there a deadline to request P/NP?

Students will be able to change their current grading option to Pass/No Pass by selecting this option within My Delta  no later than one week before the end of a class.

If I have already received a final grade in a Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 class, would I be able to change the grade to Pass/No Pass?

Yes, students may petition for Pass/No Pass after grades have been posted. Please visit the Admissions and Records web page to submit a General Petition form. Due to the extenuating circumstances students will have a year and a half from the time grades are posted to request this change.

Are there courses for which the Pass/No Pass grading option will not be available?

Courses within the following areas will not be available for the P/NP grading option:

  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Speech Language Pathology Assistant
  • Psychiatric Technology
  • Apprenticeship programs
What if I am an athlete who is planning on transferring?

Please contact your counselor for student athletes, coach, resource specialist or the Health and Fitness TrAC Office regarding the Pass/No Pass option and if it is the right choice for you.

If I decide to take a Pass/No Pass what will happen when I transfer to a CSU or a UC?

California State University

The CSU is committed to enabling students transfer opportunities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, including those who choose P/NP grading options. Please see the following information from the California State University System:

University of California

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of California is temporarily suspending the cap on the number of transferable units with “pass/no pass” grading applied toward the minimum 60 semester units required for junior standing. More information is available on the UC website:

What if I still have questions?

Should you still have questions regarding the Pass/ No Pass grading option, please contact your resource specialist, professor, or the General Counseling Department.