Changes in grading systems to Pass/No Pass (P/NP) or Credit/No Credit (C/NC) as a result of COVID-19 will not adversely affect students’ admission
to WSU. Students who complete college-level coursework
in spring or summer 2020
and receive a “Pass” or “Credit” in lieu of a letter grade will not be negatively affected in the admission process at Washington State University.
WSU does not convert “Pass” or “Credit” grades into letter or numeric grades and does not recalculate them into a student’s cumulative GPA.
When credit is earned for transfer equivalencies graded in these formats, the equivalent credit can apply toward WSU University Common Requirements (UCORE), fulfill prerequisites that require a C or better, and can apply to many major requirements. Please consult with your intended academic program (link to www.academics.wsu.edu
) for additional guidance.
When considering pass/no pass as an alternative to ranked grades for college credit-bearing courses,
we urge students to consider the long-term impacts for their education and career goals including, but not limited to, preparation for majors (e.g. nursing, engineering, and other STEM fields); prerequisite requirements; admission and transfer to out-of-state and graduate and professional schools.
Alignment with NCAA and NAIA requirements, transfer, military enlistment and veteran benefits is critical for students’ long-term success.