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Students may change only one (1) letter-graded elective, to Pass/Fail credit under the following University guidelines:

  • Students must be registered for at least nine (9) hours of letter grade credit during the semester in which they take an elective course for Pass/Fail credit.
  • No more than four (4) credit hours during a single semester (one elective course and one physical education activity course) can be taken Pass/Fail.
  • A maximum of eleven (11) hours of Pass/Fail credit may be applied to graduation requirements.
  • General College requirements may not be taken for Pass/Fail.

For more information about changing a letter graded elective to Pass/Fail, contact the School’s Registrar and Curiculum Manager in the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs.


Pharmacy courses and immersion experiences graded soley on a H/P/L/F basis or graduate level courses that are graded soley on a H/P/L/F basis are not counted toward the hours limitations described above for courses that you electively declare “Pass/Fail” under the University’s Pass/Fail declaration guidelines for elective courses.

Some professional elective courses taught in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy may NOT be taken Pass/Fail. Please review course descriptions carefully before registering for professional elective