OSUIT is providing students enrolled in full and/or 2nd-half semester coursework during
the Spring 2020 term the option to convert final letter grades to pass (P)/non-pass
OSUIT faculty will submit final letter grades for Spring 2020 coursework to the Registrar’s
Office by 4 pm on April 21, 2020. Any student who wishes to convert a course letter
grade to a P/NP grade must contact the instructor of record for the course between
April 22 and April 29, 2020, to initiate the grade change process. Students can exercise
the P/NP grade option on a course-by-course basis.
OSUIT advisors will assist students in determining the impact P/NP grades will have
for the student’s program/major. Students are strongly encouraged to consider and
explore any implications the P/NP grade option can have for them in the future (e.g.,
program-specific requirements, continued or graduate study, licensure, etc.).
Frequently Asked Questions
No, OSUIT students are able to convert course letter grades to P/NP grades on a course-by-course
P and NP grades are grade neutral and do not negatively impact a student’s grade point
average (GPA). Students can visit Degree Works and use the Term GPA Estimator (under
the GPA Calculator tab) to compare the impacts of P/NP versus final letter grades
upon their GPAs. Students are encouraged to visit with their instructors and advisor
when considering a grade change. Additionally, the OSUIT Registrar’s Office (918-293-4680 or email@example.com) can assist with GPA-related questions.
Each program/major has a standard for academic performance that may or may not accept
a P in place of a letter grade (see list below). It is important that a student visit
with his/her advisor and consult the academic catalog to determine the most appropriate
OSUIT advisors will assist students in determining the impact that P/NP grades would
have upon admission to the institution’s programs. Students are strongly encouraged
to consider and explore any implications the P/NP grade option can have for them in
the future (e.g., with respect to continued or graduate study, licensure, etc.). Some
students may find that the retention of a letter grade as opposed to accepting a P/NP
to be the best course of action for some or all coursework.
High school core curriculum requirement courses receiving a P will not be included
in the cumulative GPA calculation for the core curriculum. The course will still count
toward the required units for the core curriculum as appropriate. Normally, P grades,
when calculated in the 2.5 minimum GPA for the 17-unit core curriculum, are assigned
a letter grade of “D” or the lowest passing grade that the high school assigns. A
grade of P will be allowed as an exception to this rule/requirement for Spring 2020
courses. All other grades and/or concurrent courses will remain subject to the minimum
2.5 cumulative GPA requirement for all courses taken in grades 9-12 as calculated
by the local school or district.
A student who wishes to convert a course letter grade to a P/NP grade should contact
the instructor of record for the course between April 22 and April 29, 2020, to initiate
the grade change process. Letter grades will not be converted to P/NP grading after
April 29, 2020.
P and NP grades will not affect a student’s GPA. A P grade will not impact scholarship
eligibility; however, NP grades may prevent students from satisfying the required
number of credit hours to meet the eligibility requirements for the scholarship. Please
contact the OSUIT Financial Aid & Scholarships Office at 918-293-4684
for assistance in determining if choosing a P/NP over a letter grade is an option
in a particular case.
P and NP grades will not affect a student’s GPA. A P grade will not impact financial
aid eligibility; however, a NP grade does not count toward earned hours and could
have a negative effect on meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students must earn
67 percent of all attempted hours to stay eligible for financial aid. Please contact
the OSUIT Financial Aid & Scholarships Office at 918-293-4684
for help in determining if choosing a P/NP over a letter grade is an option in a
Yes, P/NP courses taken during the Spring 2020 semester can be utilized if a student
is repeating a course for the first time. However, please be aware of the following:
- Students who are in specific degree programs, and want to take a P in a course that
counts toward graduation, will need to repeat the course and earn a letter grade of
C or better to satisfy program graduation requirements. Students should speak with
their advisors to determine their best options.
- Repeats are limited to the first four (4) courses, not to exceed 18 credit hours.
A student who has already repeated four (4) courses can still take advantage of the
P/NP option, but it will not replace any repeated course grade(s).
Students on academic probation (including those admitted on probation) must earn a
minimum semester GPA to be eligible for continued enrollment (generally a minimum
2.00). It may be advantageous to keep assigned letter grades of C or higher to raise
your overall GPA to a minimum 2.00. Please consult with your academic advisor.
Student Veterans are discouraged from using the P/NP option unless Veteran Benefits
are no longer available to them. Student Veterans should contact the VA Coordinator,
Sommer Farrimond, at 918-293-4972
, for help with determining if a P/NP grade is the best option for their particular
- If a student veteran is enrolled in an AAS or BT program, a P/NP can save points on
their GPA, but the student will have to repeat the course to fulfill graduation requirements,
and the VA will not pay for repeating a course with a P/NP grade. Student veterans are better off keeping
their earned letter grades of D or F, and then repeating the course for a higher grade.
The VA will pay for student veterans to retake a class with a letter grade.
- If a student veteran is in an AS program, the student is better off taking the D or
F grade. While the D or F will lower their GPA, the VA will pay a student veteran to repeat the course. As long as the student’s overall GPA is above a 2.0 with the D grade, they are in
compliance with graduation requirements and no repeat is necessary.
School of Arts, Sciences & Health
- AS in Allied Health Sciences: all program requirement courses
- AAS in Nursing: NURS courses and select general education classes
- AAS in Orthotic & Prosthetic Technologies: OPT courses
- AS in Pre-Education: English, Speech, Mathematics, Science and Social and Behavioral
School of Creative & Information Technologies
- AAS in 3D Modeling & Animation: GRD, MMT and VIS courses
- AAS in Graphic Design Technology: GRD, MMT and VIS courses
School of Engineering & Construction Technologies
- AAS in Civil Engineering/Surveying Technologies: ETDG, CET and SURV courses
- AAS in Engineering Graphics & Design Drafting Technologies: CET, ETDG and ETD courses
- AAS in Engineering Technologies – Electrical Electronics Technologies Option: ETDE,
ETDG and ETD courses
- AAS in Engineering Technologies – Instrumentation Technology Option: ETDE, ETDG and
- BT in Instrumentation Engineering Technology: ETD, ETDE and ETDG courses
No. Official transcripts with spring 2020 grades will be available beginning Saturday,
May 2, after the deadline for students to elect P/NP grades. For classes where P/NP
grades have been elected, only the P or NP grade will display on the transcript. It
will not be possible to obtain a transcript with original letter grades for classes
where students have elected the P/NP grade option.
No. Spring grades will not be rolled to transcripts until after the April 29 deadline
for students to elect P/NP grades. It will not be possible to obtain transcripts (official
or unofficial) with initial letter grades for classes in which students have elected
the P/NP grade option. However, students will be able to view originally assigned
letter grades during the P/NP option week (4/22—4/29) from their View Grades tab in
Self Service Student Profile.
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