Pass/Fail Grade Option

Gallatin undergraduate students may request a grade of P/F for courses that are normally graded with letter grades (A through F). Students can file a pass/fail option for most Gallatin courses as well as most courses taken at other schools within the University. Students are permitted to take one course per full-time academic year (32 units) on a pass/fail basis, a total of four times during his/her academic career.

The following courses are NOT ELIGIBILE for the pass/fail option; students must receive a letter grade (A-F) for all of these courses.

  • The Gallatin First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar
  • The Gallatin First-Year Research Seminar
  • The Gallatin New Student Research Seminar
  • The Gallatin Senior Project
  • Courses used to fulfill the Gallatin liberal arts and historical and cultural requirements
  • Gallatin travel courses (with the prefix TRAVL-UG, TRAVL-GG)
  • Language courses taught in fall or spring semesters at NYU Study Abroad sites. (The pass/fail option is permitted for language courses taught in summer sessions at NYU sites abroad.)

Pass/Fail Action


Does this course fulfill the Gallatin Liberal Arts or Historical and Cultural Requirements? If this course fulfills the Gallatin Liberal Arts and Historical and Cultural requirements and you elect to take it pass/fail by submitting this form, you will need to take another course to satisfy the requirement.

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