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Office of the Provost - The University of Texas at Arlington


December 8, 2020

Dear Students,

I wrote to you on November 25 to share that the University would be adopting a Temporary Pass/Fail Grade Policy for the fall 2020 semester. This temporary policy was considered in response to a request made on November 19 by UTA’s student government and adopted after consultation with colleges, schools, and faculty governance.

The Temporary Pass/Fail Fall 2020 Grade Policy allows students to request that an earned letter grade for select courses be replaced by a pass/fail (P/F) grade. The process is as follows:

  • The full list of fall 2020 courses available for the pass/fail grading option under this policy is available online.
  • The policy allows each student to request up to two courses for pass/fail grading.
  • When fall 2020 grades post in MyMav on December 21, students seeking the pass/fail option will need to submit a pass/fail grading request form, which will be live and accessible beginning 1 p.m. that day and until 1 p.m. on December 22. Please note: You will not be able to access the form until December 21, but we recommend that you bookmark it in your browser to easily access it when the time comes.
  • Students will have 24 hours—from 1 p.m. on December 21 through 1 p.m. on December 22—to submit their pass/fail grading requests.
  • Students who are considering requesting pass/fail for one or more courses are strongly encouraged to contact their advisor soon (before grades post) to develop a plan.

We have created Fall 2020 Pass/Fail Student FAQs with answers to many questions you may have about the policy and process.

I have also scheduled two informational listening sessions to answer general questions:

You may submit questions live during these sessions or in advance. Sessions will be recorded and made available through the Pass/Fail Student FAQs webpage for students that are unable to attend live.

If, after reviewing the list of fall 2020 courses available for pass/fail, online FAQs, and other linked resources, you are considering the pass/fail grading option, I encourage you to contact your advisor soon. Each student’s situation is unique and electing pass/fail may impact academic standing, degree progression, financial aid and scholarship eligibility, and post-graduation plans.

In these final weeks of fall 2020, I wish you good health and a strong finish to the semester.


Pranesh Aswath, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ad interim




Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The University of Texas at Arlington

321 Davis Hall • Box 19118 • Arlington, TX 76019

817-272-2103 (voice) • 817-272-3400 (fax)