What is a grade method?
The grade method for a course refers to the level of assessment you will receive for your work in a course and how it will impact your GPA. Grade methods differ from course to course and can be different based on the degree, certificate or diploma requirements.
What you need to know about grade method changes
- Students can select grade methods during registration.
- Meet with your academic advisor before you make changes to your grade method.
- The option to change the grade method is not available for every course. If that’s the case, it will be noted in the description section of the course page in the online course schedule.
- All of the grade method options listed above may not be available for every course.
- Make sure to understand what grades are required for your program. For example, if your program requires that you earn a letter grade of C or higher in certain courses, you should not change the grade method to Pass/Fail.
- Students who are receiving veterans’ benefits should not request the P/NC grade method.
- P grades may or may not transfer to other institutions.
- AU grades are not likely to transfer to other institutions.
- Audited course are subject to normal tuition rates, but are not financial aid-eligible.
Grade method change deadline
The deadline to change the grade method will be published in the Academic Calendar.
If you miss this deadline, you may request an exception by submitting: