Grades: Pass-No Pass Option






Enrollment Success/Registrar


(541) 463-5686

Primary Contact

Dawn Whiting

Responsible Executive Authority

Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs


This procedure provides students and instructors with guidelines for implementation of the Pass-No Pass grade option.


Students may select the Pass/No Pass option by entering that option during the myLane registration process. After registration students wishing to change to a Pass/No Pass option in myLane have through Friday of the eighth week of the term to complete the process.

  1. No more than 16 hours of "Pass" grades may be applied toward any one Lane degree. Pass/No Pass only classes and credit-by-assessment are not included in the 16-hour limitation.
  2. Pass/No Pass grades are not recommended in major fields since certain college transfer courses listed as a part of a curriculum by the Oregon public universities may not be transferable if taken with a Pass/No Pass option. The number of Pass/No Pass credits accepted on a transcript varies among four year colleges and universities. (Students are advised to check with counselors or advisors to determine correct information about pass/no pass classes and how they transfer to other institutions.)
  3. Credit given for previous work experience and/or advanced placement will not be included in the maximum allowable pass option credits.
  4. Particular sections of courses carrying Pass/No Pass grade only must be approved by the instructional departments and clearly designated as such in the term schedule. Such sections offered for Pass/No Pass credit only will not be included in the maximum allowable pass option credits.
  5. Instructors will maintain a record of letter grades throughout the term. Letter grades will be changed automatically by the computer for those students electing the Pass/No Pass option. With the Pass/No Pass option an earned A+ or A grade will remain on the transcript; an earned A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C or C- grade will change to a Pass and a D+, D, D- or F grade will become a No Pass.

Date Adopted

Saturday, May 1, 1999

Date Last Reviewed

Tuesday, December 1, 2015