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Student Notifications

April 17, 2020

Dear MCPHS Students,

We are writing to update you regarding the Pass-Credit/No Credit grade option that is available for the Spring 2020 semester.

You received an email from your Dean or Program Director regarding your eligibility for this and submission deadline. Please review this as you consider grading options for your courses this semester.

When you access the petition, you will see the list of courses in which you currently are enrolled. The petition will allow you to select course(s) to receive a grade of PC/NC.

  • After making your course selection(s), you must check one of the responses at the bottom of the form to confirm your decision. After submitting your petition, a copy will be emailed to your MCPHS email account.
  • If you wish to review, change or cancel your petition, you may return to the petition form, select different course(s), and re-submit the petition. Please note that the last petition that you submitted prior to the submission deadline will be considered by your Dean or Program Director.
  • After grades are finalized, your Dean or Program Director will review your petition. If your petition is approved, your Dean or Program Director will instruct the Office of the Registrar to change your grade to PC or NC.
  • As previously stated, a course recorded as Pass-Credit must meet the minimum grade requirement based on the Good Academic Standing chart in the University Catalog and the Student Handbook.
  • All approved petitions will be processed by the Registrar starting the week of May 11th. The Office of the Registrar will notify you via your MCPHS email when the change has been applied.
  • After a PC/NC grade has been applied to the official transcript, the grade cannot be altered. If you need documentation regarding your original letter grade, the Office of the Registrar will provide a supplemental document that identifies the original letter grade.

To clarify, “Pass-Credit” (PC) and “No Credit” (NC) grades are defined as:
A grade of Pass-Credit (PC)

  • Results in award of academic credit for the course and fulfills the relevant degree requirement
  • Is not included in the GPA calculation

A grade of No Credit (NC)

  • Does not result in award of academic credit for the course; the course or its equivalent must be repeated to fulfill the relevant degree requirement
  • Is not included in the GPA calculation

If you have questions, please contact your Dean or Program Director for assistance.

Sincerely yours,

The Office of the Provost