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Pass/No Pass Grading Options

Select Pass/No Pass on MyOCC
Students who enroll in courses designated "Graded or Pass/ No Pass Option" may change the grade mode by logging into MyOCC. 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. 

 Print your Student Class Schedule Program/Web Schedule Bill to verify the grade option for your classes (Additional Information – GRD OPT).

Students not able to Select Pass/No Pass on MyOCC
Once the class begins, you may not be able to utilize the online Pass/No Pass option. If you receive an Authorization Required or Census Date error message, 

then you must submit a Pass/No Pass request form to the Enrollment Center. You may print and complete the Pass/No Pass Form . Submit the Pass No/Pass request to the Enrollment Center by the deadline for each class. If you have technical errors you MUST email the Enrollment Center at before the deadline explaining the problem encountered. 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.
Students must choose the grade option by the specified deadline for each course. (see Deadlines and Dates to Remember for deadlines)

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

Before selecting this option, students should consult with a counselor. 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 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.
In courses where one performance standard determines unit credit, there’s no option and only a "P" or "NP" is given.