Academic Programs Catalog

General Information, Policies, Procedures and Regulations

Grade Markers

Conditional Pass Marker

The Conditional Pass (CP) marker is used only for graduate-professional students in the College of Human Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine when all of the following criteria are met:

  1. The student is enrolled in a 500- or 600-level course that is administered by the College of Human Medicine or the College of Veterinary Medicine. The University Committee on Curriculum approved the use of the Pass-No Grade (P-N) grading system for College of Human Medicine students who are enrolled in 500- and 600-level courses in this college.
  2. The student has either:
    1. met almost all of the course objectives (criteria for passing), but is deficient in a specific, definable course segment; or
    2. completed all of the course requirements but failed to meet the overall pass level by a narrow margin (e.g., received a 68 percent overall score where 70 percent is the pass level).
  3. The course instructor believes that the student's overall performance has been such that the student should not be required to repeat the entire course and that the character of the deficiency is specific and identifiable and is likely to be remediable within a foreseeable time span and through specifiable action by the student.

The required work must be completed and a grade (P or N or numeric) must be reported to the Office of the Registrar no later than the middle of the student's next semester in attendance, if that semester is within one calendar year following the receipt of the CP. An exception may be made if an instructor submits an administrative action form stating that the course structure necessitates delay of remediation grading until the end of the student's next semester in attendance (excluding summer session).

When the specified remediation activity is completed or the time allowed for remediation has expired, the grade of P or N or numeric is assigned. The completion of the remediation activity within the time allowed results in a grade of P or 1.0, and failure to complete the specified remediation activity by the due date results in a grade of N or 0.0.


The V-Visitor—is recorded on the transcript in credit courses for students enrolled as a visitor on a non- credit basis. Choice of the V-Visitor must be communicated by the student to the Office of the Registrar during the first 1/14th of the course (displayed as Open Adds End in the student information system Class Search) and may not be changed after that date. More information on the visitor option can be found in Class Visitor of this catalog.