I am currently registered in graduate level classes (50000 and 60000) and would like to change to a Pass/No Pass option. Will this be available and what are the associated dates to make this decision?

  1. In general, faculty will assign letter grades as they normally would.  However, some deadlines that have already passed will be extended. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in graduate level classes (50000 and 60000 level) have the option to switch their grading modality to P/NP for any and all Spring 2020 classes through May 1 (Friday before finals). Graduate students enrolled in online graduate programs should email registrar@purdue.edu to request a grade mode change to P/NP.
  2. The minimum threshold for a grade of “P”, for Spring 2020, in a graduate level class (50000 and 60000) is defined as a B- if the course is listed on the Plans of Study (POS). For non- plan of study courses, the student could elect P/N grad option and earn a P for C- or higher.  P/NP grades will be allowed on the POS for Spring 2020 semester only.
  3. Graduate students have the option to drop any and all Spring 2020 classes, with academic advisor approval, until the last Friday of classes (May 1, 2020), provided it does not risk your student visa or aid status. International students should take into consideration registration minimums if they decide to drop any classes.  International graduate students who hold a graduate staff appointment must enroll in a minimum of six credits or research hours; international graduate students who do not hold a graduate staff appointment must enroll in a minimum of eight credits or research hours; and international undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Domestic graduate students with a graduate staff appointment must be enrolled in three credits of 50000 or 60000 level coursework or research registration. If a student needs to add research credit, the student’s advisor should email registrar@purdue.edu asking to have the credit increased to an existing course or adding the new course. 
  4. No graduate students will be moved onto academic probation nor will any be dropped for academic deficiency from the university for reasons of “not in good academic standing” at the end of the Spring 2020 semester.  These changes in Continued Good Standing will resume with the results of the Fall 2020 semester.  However, students can return to Continued Good Standing with their Spring 2020 GPA. The Graduate School will not request departments to assess graduate students who earn a second (or more) consecutive “U” grade in research at the conclusion of the Spring 2020 semester only.