FAQs – Taking Labor Studies Approved or Related Courses for Pass/No Pass Credit

  • What is a “P/NP” grade?
    • It means getting graded for a class as Passed(P) or Not Passed(NP) vs. a letter grade.
  • How will P/NP classes affect my GPA? 
    • Courses taken Passed/Not Passed will not impact the UC GPA, and will not count towards Latin Honors.
  • How will P/NP classes affect my units?  
    • Units earned with a grade of P count toward degree requirements. Students receive neither units nor course credit for a grade of NP.
  • How many classes P/NP can be applied towards the Labor Studies Major and Minor? 
    • Students may apply any approved and/or related Labor Studies courses taken in Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 toward the Labor Studies major/minor requirements with a grade of Pass. Please consult other departments about their policy on P/NP courses.
  • How can I apply “Passed” courses towards the Labor Studies Major and Minor requirements?
    • Courses taken in the Labor Studies will count automatically towards the Labor Studies Minor and Major with a grade of Passed.
  • Will there be a fee for changing my classes to the P/NP grading scheme?
    • No, there won’t be a fee.
  • Do I need to file a petition to change the grading option from letter grade to P/NP? 
    • No, you don’t need to submit a petition. You can change the grade to P/NP via MyUCLA.  
  • When is the deadline to change the grading basis? 
    • Friday December 4th, 2020 (Friday of Week 9). Normal fees will apply.
  • How will P/NP classes affect my Financial Aid package?
    • If all courses are taken Passed/Not Passed, students will not have a GPA at the end of the quarter, which may affect Financial Aid or scholarships. Please check with Financial Aid & Scholarships if you have any questions.
  • If one of my classes is a prerequisite and is taken P/NP, how will that affect my ability to enroll in other classes later on? 
    • Some requirements must be taken for a letter grade, e.g. other department major/minor requirements, some College requirements (Entry Level Writing, Writing I, Writing II, Quantitative Reasoning, Diversity).  Check with your department or the College if you have any questions.
  • I’m applying to professional schools and/or Ph.D. programs. Will P/NP classes impact my admission process? 
    • We strongly suggest you contact the schools and programs you are planning to apply.  There are law schools, for example, that calculate a Not Passed grade as an F for admission purposes. 
  • Will teachers change the pace of their classes now that P/NP is an option?
    • No, they will not.

We recommend visiting the College Academic Counseling website to assess the pros and cons of taking a class for P/NP: Pass/No Pass Pros & Cons.