Pass/No Credit Policy

As of March 26, 2020, and as a result of the COVID‐19 impact, UNC Charlotte has expanded its grading options for both undergraduate and graduate students, allowing them to decide for their Spring 2020 schedule how each course will be graded. Read more here

The following frequently asked questions (FAQs) are to assist Belk College of Business students in understanding the University's new policy and procedures. 


The process for requesting Pass/No Credit will be communicated by the University soon. You do not need to take any action at this time.  
A Pass (P) or No Credit (N) grade in a Business Progression Course will have no impact on your overall or your Progression Course GPA. It will not contribute GPA Hours or Quality Points used in the calculation of overall GPA on your transcript. Furthermore, your Progression Course GPA will be calculated based only on all of the attempts at Progression Courses where you have earned grades of A, B, C, D or F.
Yes, this policy will apply to business courses. While a minimum grade of C is required in business courses, the Belk College of Business will allow a grade of Pass (P)awarded in Spring 2020, to meet course completion and prerequisite requirements. However, if you earn a grade of Pass (P), we strongly advise you to reflect on your preparedness for the next courses in your program. Repeating a course in which you earned a Pass (P), or at a minimum committing to using additional resources and doing supplemental work, may be necessary for your success.
Yes, a grade of Pass (P) in ACCT 2121 in Spring 2020 will allow you to enroll in ACCT 3311 and declare the major in Accounting (assuming you meet other requirements). However, as noted in the answer to the question above, if you earn a grade of Pass (P) in ACCT 2121, you are strongly advised to reflect on your preparedness to move forward with this particular major.
Please be assured that all graduate admission committees will be aware of the circumstances around Spring 2020. We are not able to say with certainty how those committees will view student records. Each individual student will need to come to a decision regarding the election of Pass/No Credit.
It will not. An attempt is defined as a course that is completed with a final grade of A, B, C, D, or F.