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Pass/No Pass Grading Options


Students who enroll in courses designated "Graded or Pass/No Pass Option" may change the grade mode by logging into MyCoast. In courses where one performance standard determines unit credit, there’s no option and only a letter grade or P/NP is given. Students should consult with a counselor before changing grade options. Generally, it is recommended that students select a letter grade in courses satisfying requirements for majors, general education, or for a high school course deficiency.

A maximum of 15 units of "P (Pass)" option coursework earned at an accredited college or university is counted toward the degree requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree. Grades of "NP (No Pass)" are considered unsatisfactory and are counted towards progress probation and/or dismissal.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the grade option deadline has passed, the grading option cannot be reversed. There are no exceptions to the deadline dates. 

How to Change Grading Option on MyCoast

Click the "Registration" tab, click on Add/Drop Classes, then click on Grade Mode for the class you wish to change the grade option.

On the “Change Class Options” page, click on the drop down box and select the grade option then click on “Submit Changes”. Classes without a drop down do not have a grade option or the date has passed for choosing the grade option. 

To verify the grade option for your classes, print your Student Class Schedule Program/Web Schedule Bill. It is under the Additional Information section under the "Grd Opt" column:


Students not able to Select Pass/No Pass on MyCoast portal

Once the class begins, you may not be able to utilize the online Pass/No Pass option. If you receive an error message (e.g. Authorization Required or Census Date), then you must print and submit aPass/No Pass Form  to the Enrollment Center by the deadline for each class. See Deadlines and Dates to Remember for corresponding deadlines.

If you experience any technical errors, take a screenshot and email it to the Enrollment Center at by the deadline explaining the problem encountered. In order to validate that the request is coming from you (the student), the email must be sent from your Coast student email address (ex: Requests received after the deadline and/or sent from personal email addresses (ex: will NOT be honored. Include your name, student ID number, course name, and CRN of the class you are attempting to change to Pass/No Pass. An original signed, completed form must still be received by Enrollment Center. Please try to include a picture or scan of it in your email if possible.