Pass/No Credit (P/NC) Option for Fall 2020

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Message from RU-N Provost Ashwani Monga

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Deadline to Submit Fall 2020 P/NC Form: January 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (EST)

Dear RU-N Students:

On November 25, 2020, President Holloway and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Moghe sent a communication to the university community permitting Pass/No Credit grading options for Fall 2020. Rutgers University-Newark students can choose a Pass/No-credit (P/NC) grade on your transcript instead of receiving a letter grade (A-F) for any RU-N courses taken during Fall 2020.  For Rutgers University-Newark, the P/NC grade option will be available to undergraduates and most graduate students.  Unfortunately, this policy does not apply to Law School students for a variety of reasons—please consult with the Law School for more details.

In order to help students maintain academic progress without disruption in financial aid, it is essential that students consult with your academic advisor and the Office of Financial Aid-Newark as you consider this option. Also, a Pass/No-Credit (P/NC) grade may impact how your transcript is viewed by employers and other universities (e.g., if you apply for graduate school), although such impact is likely to be minimized by the fact that several other universities are also currently allowing this conversion. Furthermore, should you choose a Pass/No-Credit option, a note will appear on your transcript to indicate the circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak. You can make an appointment with your academic advisor through the RUN4Success platform

Keep in mind that you do not need to discuss this issue of converting grades with your instructor. The instructor will assign A-F grades as outlined on the syllabus for the course. If you do make the request for conversion, the Registrar’s office will implement the request. If it is a course grade of C or better  you will receive a Pass (P) grade. If the course grade is C-, D or F, you will receive a No-Credit (NC) grade. 

To access the Pass/No Credit (P/NC) widget, log into myRutgers portal and click on the “dashboard” tab.  On the “dashboard” tab, click on the link to access the P/NC widget. The P/NC widget will be available for students enrolled in Fall 2020 beginning December 15, 2020 and ending on January 12, 2021 at 11:59pm(EST). 

Thanks again to you, our dear students, and our wonderful faculty and staff, as we together continue to pursue our academic mission during these difficult times. 


Ashwani Monga

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Rutgers University-Newark

Professor of Marketing

P/NC Resources 

P/NC as defined by Registrar's Office (click here + scroll to bottom of page)

Speak with your Academic Advisor 

Contacts for MBA & Specialty Programs

Speak with a Financial Aid Counselor