Health & Human Services Pass No Credit Suggestion page

How does the 2020 -2021 Grading Policy affect UCOL students pursuing majors within the College of Health & Human Services?

Detailed communication from UNC Charlotte about the Pass/No Credit Grading Policy Exception for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 was sent to all students on November 20, 2020. That communication includes instructions about how to elect Pass/No Credit grading for a specific course.

Note: December 11, 2020 Grading Amendment

(Includes New “H” Letter Grade for prerequisite courses)

  • Students will be allowed to have the grade of H recorded on transcripts for prerequisite courses in which they earned a C or better. The H grade will signify that they have satisfied progression (prerequisite) requirements. Students in a progression (prerequisite) course should be advised to complete the course for a letter grade. They will then have the option of petitioning for a H/P/N grade after grades are posted and until January 8.

  • This amends the current Academic Policy guiding Pass/No Credit for the 2020-2021 academic year and applies to undergraduate students only.

Contact your University Transfer Center academic advisor if you have any questions or concerns about electing Pass/No Credit for a course in Fall 2020, Spring 2021, or Summer 2021. Election of Pass/No Credit grading for a course during this academic year cannot be reversed after the election deadline (December 14 for Fall 2020; future semester deadlines TBA).

Exercise Science

The Exercise Science program will accept grades of “Pass” earned in Spring and Summer 2020, but we require letter grades of A, B, C, (or H) in all required courses for this Fall. This includes the following courses:

Progression Courses that require a C or Higher letter grade:

  • KNES 2168 and KNES 2168L
  • KNES 2169 and KNES 2169L
  • CHEM 1251 and CHEM 1251L
  • STAT 1220/1221/1222
  • KNES 2150

Please read the following IMPORTANT information about Pass/No Credit grading as it relates to the PKNS and EXER majors:

  • Grades of “Pass” in required courses from Spring/Summer 2020 will be accepted.
  • Grades of D, F, W count towards the maximum numbers students can have for eligibility. Students who earn more than 2 total grades of D, F, W in the courses listed above are no longer eligible for the PKNS major. WE grades do not count towards this total.
  • Grades of “Pass” earned in Fall 2020 for required courses will not be accepted for eligibility for the major and must be repeated for a C or higher, but these will NOT count towards the DFW total
  • We do NOT advise students to select a grade of “P” in place of a grade of “C”.
  • If you are going to earn a D in a required course, and you select a grade of “P”, you will earn 3 credit hours but the D will not appear on your transcript and will not impact your GPA. However, you WILL be required to earn a C or higher on your next attempt at that PKNS/EXER required course.
  • If you are going to earn an “F” in a course, and you select “No Credit”, neither the F grade nor the credit hours will appear on your transcript. You WILL be required to earn a C or higher on your next attempt at that PKNS/EXER required course.
  • You can select Pass/No Credit for electives or other courses outside of the major requirements.
  • Please note that letter grades are required for pre-requisites for most graduate programs.
  • You can select Pass/No credit grading between 11/23 and 12/14. You can NOT reverse your selection after 12/14.
  • Grades of “P” (pass) are NOT accepted for required courses in the upper division of the Exercise Science degree program.
  • You must earn a grade of C or higher in all required courses in order to progress in the major and to meet graduation requirements.
Health Systems Management

It is important that students pursuing the Health Systems Management major do not select Pass /No Credit option for HSMT 2101, HSMT 2103, or HSMT 3103, unless they are planning to retake the course. The final grade of “P” in these classes will not satisfy the progression requirements for our upper-level courses related to the grading policy for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021. For reasons explained below, HSMT majors should not select the Pass /No Credit option for HSMT 2101, HSMT 2103, or HSMT 3103, unless planning to repeat the course(s) (subject to the repeating courses policy in the undergraduate catalog).

The following HSMT classes require you to earn a grade of A, B, C, (or H) in HSMT 2101 and HSMT 2103 before you can register for them:

  • HSMT 3103 Introduction to US Health Care System
  • HSMT 3201 Health Care Leadership, Ethics, and InterProfessional Communication
  • HSMT 3203 Introduction to Health Care Accounting and Finance

Additionally, the HSMT courses below require you to earn a grade of A, B, C, (or H) in HSMT 3103 before you can register for them:

  • HSMT 4101 Health System Organization Development and Behavior
  • HSMT 4103 Health Information Technology and Management
  • HSMT 4201 Health Policy and Law
  • HSMT 4202 Quality Management and Improvement

Please note, earning a grade of ‘P’ or pass does not satisfy the ‘C’ grade requirement. If you choose the Pass /No Credit option for HSMT 2101, 2103, or 3103, you will be unable to progress to the next level courses.




New Applicants:
The School of Nursing applicants, across all programs, with actual grades (A, B, C) will receive priority consideration during
the application review process. Most School of Nursing application processes assign points for letter grades in select courses.

Therefore, without a letter grade, no points can be assigned. However, students who opt to take the “pass” option on
a nursing prerequisite course (e.g., Nutrition, Microbiology, Anatomy, and Physiology, Statistics), will be required to repeat the
course for a grade at a later time.

The School of Nursing will not count “Pass” attempts towards the repeat limits if a student chooses to retake the course nor will
it count reattempts if the student takes the “no credit” option.

Students already offered admission for fall 2020, will not be impacted by their selection.

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