New! Starting spring 2024, students can request Pass/Non-Pass grading for eligible courses directly through MyUI.

Your academic experience is about more than just grades. It's about exploration, growth, and finding your path. With the Pass/Non-Pass grading option, the University of Iowa reaffirms its commitment to providing a flexible and supportive learning environment.

Important Considerations

  • Ensure you read and understand your collegiate guidelines on which courses are eligible for Pass/Non-Pass grading.
  • P, N, S, and U grades are not included in GPA calculations and do not count towards graded semester hours (s.h.).
  • Review how Pass/Non-Pass grading may impact your major requirements, graduate school applications, or financial aid eligibility.
  • Academic advisors are here to help students make informed decisions. Don’t hesitate to reach out!

How to Make the Switch


  1. Log in to MyUI.
  2. Navigate to the Courses/Registration' section.
  3. Select ‘Change’ for the corresponding course, and ‘Change Grade Option.’
  4. Update Grade Option from ‘no’ to ‘yes.’
  5. Submit your request.
  6. Obtain required permissions.
  7. After all permissions are received, return to the Courses/Registration screen, and select ‘Complete update.’

Paper Form

  1. Download or print the Grading Option Form
  2. Obtain required permissions.
  3. Submit the form to the UI Service Center for processing Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • In-person: 2700 University Capitol Centre (UCC)
    • Email:
    • Fax: (319) 335-1999

Required Authorizations

Advisor and instructor signatures are required for all students including those admitted to the Tippie College of Business. After the 'Last day for Pass/NonPass Grade Option Changes' deadline, students must obtain the appropriate collegiate permission. Find your collegiate office contact information.

Undergraduate Student Authorizations: All degree and non-degree-seeking students must obtain approval from the relevant college offering the course. Check the course description in MyUI for the designated college information.

Graduate Student Authorizations: Both degree and non-degree-seeking graduate students require approval from the Graduate College.

Professional Student Authorizations: Professionals need approval from the specific college in which they are enrolled.

Mark Your Calendar

The option to switch is available from the first day of the semester/session until the specified deadline listed on the academic calendar. Look for the ‘Last day for Pass/NonPass Grade Option Changes’ under the ‘All Student Dates’ category.
Note: To review summer sub-session deadlines, select ‘Show Sub-Sessions.’