2022-2023 Course Catalog

Pass/Fail Grades


With the guidance of an advisor, a student may decide to take a course on a pass/fail basis rather than under the traditional grading system. The election of the pass/fail option must be declared at the time of registration. For a cross-registered course, students must declare the pass/fail option to the Chatham University Registrar within two weeks of the beginning of the course. Students may enroll for no more than 30 pass/fail credits during their studies at the University. General education, major and minor courses may not be taken pass/fail. Exceptions to pass/fail grades within a major or minor include internships, certain Chatham Abroad and lifetime activity courses in the wellness program. Students choosing to take courses on a pass/fail basis will be graded as follows:
                    P = Pass, minimal value C+
                    F = Unsatisfactory, no credit
An F earned in a pass/fail course is calculated into the grade point average (GPA); P grades do not affect the GPA.


In some graduate programs, certain courses may be offered as pass/fail rather than under the traditional grading system. A failing grade is calculated in the grade point average (GPA); a P earned is not calculated in the GPA and must represent work earned at a grade of B- or above.