Montana State University

The Graduate School

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172580
Bozeman, MT 59717-2580

Tel: (406) 994-4145
Toll Free: 1-800-255-7962
Fax: (406) 994-4733
E-mail: gradschool@montana.edu
Location: 108 Montana Hall

Dean:

Dr. Karlene A. Hoo, Dean

The Graduate School - Policies and Procedures

Pass/Fail Courses

    Pass/Fail Categories
    Registration for Pass/Fail Courses
    Grading for Pass/Fail Courses
    Pass/Fail Course Limitations
    Transfer of Pass/Fail Credits

    Pass/Fail Categories
    "Pass/fail only" courses are those offered solely on a pass/fail basis. These include but are not limited to thesis research (590), dissertation research (690) and consultation (589).

    Registration for Pass/Fail Courses

    • Registration for pass/fail only courses is the same as traditional graded courses.
    • For courses the student desires to take on a pass/fail basis, the student must complete the Request for Pass/Fail grade form provided by the Registrar. The form must be submitted prior to the 10th day of university instruction of the semester.

    Grading for Pass/Fail Courses

    • For pass/fail only courses, grades of “P” or “F” are given.
    • "P" grades on the student's transcript are not computed in the GPA.
    • "F" grades will be computed in the GPA.

    Pass/Fail Course Limitations

    • Pass/fail credits, excluding thesis/dissertation (590/690) and professional paper (575), may be allowed up to a maximum of three (3) pass/fail credits in all graduate programs.

    Transfer of Pass/Fail Credits

    • Pass/fail and other non-traditionally graded courses may not be transferred from another institution.

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