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Animal & Veterinary Sciences Majors Student Handbook

Policies Affecting Student Status


The Pass/No Pass option enables degree students (with the exception of first year students and students on academic probation) to enroll in an elective they might have otherwise avoided for fear of a low grade. Only free electives and gym courses may be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Distribution courses, required courses in a student’s major or minor must be taken for a letter grade. The deadline for choosing this option is the 10th day of class.

When a course is taken Pass/No Pass:

  • The instructor is neither consulted nor advised of the student’s choice to enroll on this basis.
  • Only the advisor and student have knowledge of the action.
  • Students must complete all work normally required in the course in order to receive credit.
  • Grades of D or higher will result in a Pass; grades of F will be recorded as a No Pass.
  • No more than two courses may be taken for Pass/No Pass in any given semester,  for a total of six courses in a student’s UVM career.
Pass/No Pass forms are available in Student Services in the Dean’s Office, the Registrar’s Office, and the Chair’s office. Forms must be signed by the student and the academic advisor. Please refer to the University Catalogue for additional details.

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