Grade Policy

For CE, CS-Eng, and DS-Eng:

RequirementMinimum Grade*
College of Engineering Common Requirements, e.g. Engineering, Math, and Science (and their prerequisites) C letter grade, no Pass/Fail
Major Core Courses (and their prerequisites)C letter grade, no Pass/Fail
Technical Electives (and their prerequisites) C letter grade, no Pass/Fail
Intellectual Breadth D- letter grade or if taken Pass/Fail, A+ through C-= Pass
General ElectivesD- letter grade or if taken Pass/Fail, A+ through C-= Pass

*”T” grades granted for equivalent transfer credit are also accepted.

NOTE: An unsatisfactory grade in a required course must be repeated earning a grade of C or better. A Technical Elective may be repeated, earning a grade of C or better; or replaced by another course approved by the Chief Program Advisor.

Pass/Fail Rules:

The following cannot be taken Pass/Fail:

  • CoE Common Requirements
  • CS Major Core Courses
  • ULCS requirement for CS (4 courses)
  • EECS restricted courses being used as Flex Tech*

*Non-restricted EECS courses currently counting for Flex Tech and other Flex Tech-eligible courses can be taken P/F if a student wishes to use them as General Elective instead, but they will no longer count as Flex Tech.

The following can be taken Pass/Fail:

  • Intellectual Breadth courses
  • Courses filtering as General Elective, such as
    • ULCS/Flexible Technical Electives beyond the major requirement that are filtering into General Electives in the degree audit
    • Any course not counting for major requirements or CoE common requirements

Students have the option to take General Electives and Intellectual Breadth courses P/F, under the following conditions, set by the College of Engineering:

  • A maximum of 14 credit hours can be taken P/F throughout a degree.
  • Courses taken P/F do not count toward a student’s GPA and do not generate honor points.
  • No more than 2 courses per full term can be taken P/F (no more than 1 course for part time students or a half-term semester).
  • The instructor of the course does not know a student has elected the course as P/F and issues grades to students as normal. After grades are submitted, the Registrar’s Office translates P/F grades as follows:
    • A+ through C- = Pass (P)
    • D+ through E = Fail (F)

For CS-LSA:

RequirementMinimum Grade*
CS Pre-Declaration Requirements C letter grade, no Pass/Fail
CS Major Courses (and their prerequisites)C letter grade, no Pass/Fail
LSA Distribution RequirementsPlease discuss with your Newnan Advisor

*”T” grades granted for equivalent transfer credit are also accepted.

A C or better is required to get CS-LSA program credit for the courses listed as pre-declaration, Major, CS program electives, and their prerequisites. A course with a grade of C- or below must be retaken, or if it is a program technical elective, it can be either retaken or replaced by another allowed elective with a grade of C or better.