2004-2010 Catalog Students

Pass/Fail Guidelines

To take appropriate courses on a pass/fail basis, students must meet the following requirements.

  1. Students must have a total of 30 hours college credit (UT credit, credit by exam, correspondence, or transfer credit) to take a course on a pass/fail basis.
  2. For all engineering majors, any course that does not count toward the degree or is being taken to remove a deficiency can be taken pass/fail as long as they meet guideline number 1.
  3. ASE, BME, EE, CHE, GEH, and PEN students cannot take any course toward their degree on a pass/fail basis.
  4. ARE, CE, and ME students can take social and behavioral science and visual and performing arts electives on a pass/fail basis as long as they meet guideline number 1.
  5. A student may take no more than one course applicable to the degree program on a pass/fail basis each semester. This is a Cockrell School policy. A student may take no more than two courses a semester on a pass/fail basis, according to The University of Texas at Austin policy.
  6. Mathematics 305G and Chemistry 304K, if taken, must be taken for a letter grade.
  7. Once a grade is assigned as a "CR" at the end of the semester, it cannot be changed later to reflect the actual grade earned.
  8. The approval for pass/fail status assumes that the student will remain in his or her current major. If a student receives approval to take a course pass/fail and later change majors to one that requires a letter grade, the course that was taken pass/fail may not count as credit toward the new degree.
  9. The basis of registration for a course may not be changed more than once during the 13th class day and the mid-semester deadline. 
  10. Students who are pursuing simultaneous majors are responsible for securing the permission of their other college to take a course pass/fail before completing the pass/fail application.

Submit a Pass/Fail Application


Engineering Student Services

Contact Engineering Student Services (ESS) for answers about policies, procedures, support services and programs.

Location: Engineering Education and Research Center (EER), 2.848 
Street Address: 2501 Speedway
E-mail: studentservices@engr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-4321
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m