Loyola officials announced students are still able to choose a pass/no pass option for their spring 2020 classes.
The deadline for students to request the option — which is normally the second week of classes — is now April 24, according to the email sent from Loyola’s Office of the Provost Thursday morning.
The email makes clear this policy is not being implemented for the entire university, but rather is leaving it to student choice.
Typically, a pass/no pass grade is only eligible for juniors — with 6o credit hours or more — or seniors, and the grade can only be used for elective courses, according to Loyola’s Grading System.
However, most of the university’s schools and colleges are waiving these restrictions to allow any student to choose the pass/no pass option for any of their classes, according to Quinlan Director of Communications Anne Kopacz.
Kopacz said these schools include the College of Arts and Sciences, Quinlan School of Business, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, School of Communication and School of Social Work, with the School of Nursing and Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health allowing the pass/no pass grade for all classes but major classes.
Kopacz also said pass grades count toward a student’s 120 credit hours for graduation but don’t affect a student’s GPA, and a no pass grade neither counts toward the necessary 120 hours or affects a GPA.
This story has been updated with a clarification regarding what students can use the pass/no pass grade option and for what classes.