A Taubman College student may elect or modify a course to pass/fail, but only under the following conditions:

  • Students in the M.Arch. degree may not take courses pass/fail.
  • Courses offered by Taubman College may not be taken pass/fail.
  • Courses taken to fulfill distribution requirements for the B.S. degrees may not be taken pass/fail.
  • Courses taken as replacements for waived classes may not be taken pass/fail.
  • English Language Institute courses may not be taken pass/fail.
  • Undergraduates may take a maximum of one general elective course per term on a pass/fail basis.
  • Rackham students cannot take classes on a pass/fail grading scale.


Taubman College undergraduate students have until the Late Drop/Add Deadline for each of their courses each term to elect the pass/fail grading basis. The deadline for Taubman College graduate students is the Regular Drop/Add Deadline for the term.

Credit hours for courses satisfactorily completed as pass/fail will apply toward the degree, but grade point averages are not affected. 

Instructors are not informed of those students taking a course on a pass/fail basis. Instructors report grades as usual and the Office of the Registrar makes the following conversions:

  • A through C- is entered on the academic record as ā€œPā€ (pass) for credit.
  • D+ through E is entered on the academic record as ā€œFā€ (fail) for no credit.
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