In consultation with their advisors, students may elect to take up to 16 credits during their academic career at Juniata College on a Pass/No Pass (P/NP) basis, with a limit of 4 credits per term. Only one course (not exceeding 4 credits) may be in the student’s Program of Emphasis (POE), and only one course (also not exceeding 4 credits) may be in the student's general education requirements. The intent of this policy to encourage and empower students to explore interests and courses outside of their POE in a low-risk manner.

Students need to declare their intent for P/NP by the end of the Drop/Add period for that term. A student wishing to elect the P/NP option after this deadline may petition the Student Academic Development Committee (SAD) to request an exception.

DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2021

For Spring Semester 2021, SAD approved an extension to the standard P/NP deadline:
P/NP forms can be submitted to the Registrar's Office using the link below
until 12:00 noon (local time) on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

Forms received during the extended submission period are considered to be petitions to SAD that are automatically pre-approved by the Committee. Student requests for any other adjustments to the P/NP policy must be presented to SAD as actual petitions.


PROVISIONS OF THE PASS/NO PASS POLICY:
  1. Department chairpersons can choose courses within their departments that cannot be taken P/NP. See the course list below.

  2. Courses taken P/NP do count towards fulfilling Program of Emphasis (POE) or general education requirements, as long as the the student obtains a passing grade in the course.

  3. Students in certain academic programs, such as Education, Health Professions, and Social Work, should consult with their academic advisors before making their P/NP decisions. Some accrediting organizations may not accept P/NP grades.

  4. Instructors assign grades without knowing if a student has chosen P/NP.

  5. Any grade above an 'F' will be converted by the Registrar's Office to a 'P' on the student's transcript; an 'F' grade will be converted to 'NP.' These conversions will occur after grades are posted to a student's grade report at the end of the semester.

  6. P/NP grades are not used in calculating a student's term or cumulative GPA. Courses taken P/NP do not count toward the 12-credit minimum needed for a student to be eligible for Dean's List in any given semester.

  7. After a P/NP grade is elected by a student, they are permitted to convert it back to a letter grade prior to their graduation from Juniata College. Students do not need to appeal to SAD in order to do so. Students cannot retroactively shift from a letter grade to P/NP.

 Courses NOT permitted to be taken Pass/No Pass:

AR-315 Women in Art
AR-318 American Art
AR-329 Early Modern Art
AR-330 Modern/Contemporary Art
AR-451, 452, 453, or 454 Capstone in Art
AR-455 or 457 Senior Thesis in Art History
AR-480 Museum Practicum I
AR-481 Museum Practicum II
AR-495 Art Research Seminar

BI-301 General Ecology
BI-305 Biostatistics
BI-380 Biology Research Methods
BI-489 Biology Research
BI-499 Biology Senior Thesis

CH-492 Chemistry Senior Writing Seminar
CH-493 Chemistry Senior Thesis

CM-200 Art of Public Speaking
CM-230 Interpersonal Communication

CS-480 Computer Science Seminar I
CS-481 Computer Science Seminar II
CS-485 Computer Science Research

ED - Any pre-student teaching or student teaching course

FYC-101 First-Year Composition
FYF-101 First-Year Foundations
FYF-105 First-Year Foundations: Transfer Students
FYS-102 First-Year Seminar

HS-293 Sophomore Colloquium
HS-493 Historian's Craft

IC-275 Project Management

IM-490 IMA Internship
IM-495 IMA Internship Seminar
IM-497 IMA Research

IT 307 Project Management
IT-308, 380, 480 Innovations for Industry
IT-496 IT Seminar
IT-497 IT Research

MA-210 Foundations of Mathematics
MA-480 Mathematics Seminar
MA-485 Mathematics Research

PACS-455 Honors Thesis

PC-300 Modern Physics Lab
PC-307 Advanced Physics Lab

PS-155 Lobbying
PS-190 Mock Trial
PS-230 A,B,C,D,E Washington Center courses
PS-249 Senegambia I
PS-250 Senegambia II
PS-349 Senegambia III
PS-490 Internships
PS-491 Washington Internship
PS-492 Harrisburg Internship
PS-495 Internship Seminar
PS-497 Honors Research I
PS-498 Honors Research II
PS-499 Senior Seminar
PS-INS Independent Study

PY-360 Research Methods & Statistics I
PY-361 Research Methods & Statistics II
PY-415 Capstone in Psychology
TH-180/181/280/281/380/381 Theatre Arts Practicum