Applies to JD students only.
At the end of each term, JD students may elect to convert a letter grade of "C" or better to a pass "P" grade in an eligible Law course or seminar from the current ending term.
Graded or Pass/Fail elections can be changed by clicking the link text in ExamAdmin. Each click will generate an automated email message confirming your current elections for the term.
Elections are processed within a few days after the conversion election period ends and can be changed anytime during the election period. After the deadline, no additional elections or changes will be accepted.
An Expedite option is available for those who are certain their decision to elect Pass/Fail is final and would like to immediately process and finalize a conversion for a particular course. Expedited processing will be completed within two business days.
To expedite an election:
For complete rules regarding conversion of a letter grade to a "Pass," please refer to the Law School's J.D. Academic Regulations.
Courses With Associated Classes
Students interested in converting two classes that are associated to each other (e.g., a Seminar and its associated Seminar Supplement) and have them count as one election should contact the Office of Student Records for assistance.
In cases where a student's performance in each component is evaluated separately (e.g. clinical law courses), a student's decision to convert both parts of the class will count as two elections.
Students are not obligated to elect all components of associated classes.
A GPA calculator is available when you set your elections in the online "Pass/Fail" system. To manually calculate your GPA, use the MHP (Michigan Honor Points) and MSH (Michigan Semester Hours) values shown on your transcript in Wolverine Access.
GPA = Total MHP / Total MSH
A "P" grade nullifies the MHP and MSH values for the converted grade. When manually calculating your new GPA, do not include the MHP and MSH values for the class that you are converting to a "P."
Letter grades converted to a "P" grade will also no longer count towards letter-graded credits required for honors eligibility. For complete rules regarding honors, please refer to the Law School's Academic Regulations.
Non-Law course grades (taken for Law credit) do not affect law student GPAs nor do they aid in honors eligibility. However, students may elect pass/fail for these courses to affect grade visibility, which replaces an eligible course's letter grade with an "S" grade (Mandatory Limited Grade Option Pass).
If all the conditions above are satisfied, an "S" grade will be displayed on the student's transcript instead of the original letter grade.
If a student earns a grade below "B-" (minus), the student will NOT receive credit toward their law degree. The letter grade will also be posted on the transcript and cannot be converted to an "S" grade.
Please contact the Office of Student Records (416HH), if you have any questions.
Phone: 734.763.6499Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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