COVID-19 Updates & Resources

May 12, 2020

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Dear Students,

In response to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Irvine Valley College (IVC) is extending the deadline for requesting a Pass/No Pass grading option to June 8, 2020. The grading option of Pass/No Pass (P/NP) is available only for courses with the P/NP option.

Through May 13, students selecting this option in MySite will receive a “P” for Pass (Satisfactory Completion) or “NP” for No Pass (Unsatisfactory Completion) grade symbol at the end of the semester. Once you select this grading option, you CANNOT change the grading option back to a letter grade for the spring 2020 semester.

Beginning May 14, the P/NP grading option will no longer be available in MySite and will be a petition process. You will need to complete a “Pass/No Pass petition” available on the Admissions and Records Forms Page. The Pass/No Pass petition will be available from May 14-June 8 after which all grades will be final.

A P/NP grading option earned in spring 2020 will not affect your IVC progress/academic probation or dismissal status. If you choose the P/NP option and earn a NP in a course, you will be able to repeat the course in a future term without having to provide documentation for the reason to repeat.

IVC’s Pass/No Pass policy is currently available to review on the Campus Policies page.

The P/NP grading option may affect the following items:

  • Most institutions do not compute a GPA for a P/NP course. However, in some instances, a passing grade is computed at a 2.0 level, potentially adversely affecting a student’s overall GPA score. 
  • Leaders of the California Department of Education, the State Board of Education, and members of the higher education segments who are part of the Governor’s Council for Postsecondary Education (including the University of CaliforniaCalifornia State University and Community College system) have been working together on a process to ensure students are able to apply and enroll in their academic pathways.
  • It is important that students review this information carefully. A NP grade could result in the student needing to retake the course. Many transfer institutions are still restricting the allowable transfer units that may be taken as a P/NP.
  • Eligibility for certain benefits, such as those for scholarships, sponsorships, or veterans might also be a consideration. Please make sure you reach out to any programs you may be part of to determine if there is an adverse effect to your benefits.

We strongly recommend that you discuss the possible effects of opting for a Pass/No Pass grading option with a counselor. If you are unsure if this is the right option for you, please reach out to the counseling office at ivccounseling@ivc.edu to discuss. 

Sincerely,

Office of Admissions and Records