The Juniata College faculty passed a policy on 05/01/19 regarding Pass / No-Pass (P/NP). In particular, the policy states:

“In consultation with their advisors, students may elect to take up to 16 credits on a P/NP basis with a limit of four credits per term. Up to one course, not exceeding 4 credits, in the student’s POE and one course, not exceeding 4 credits, in general education may be taken as Pass/No Pass during the student’s academic career at Juniata. However, First Year Experience courses as described in the Faculty Handbook cannot be taken Pass/No Pass.”

  1. Department Chairs can choose courses that CANNOT be taken P/NP
  2. Faculty will assign grades as usual w/out knowing if a student has chosen P/NP.
  3. Students need declare their interest in P/NP early in the semester - before Drop/Add ends.
  4. Any time before graduation, students can choose for their letter grade in a course to replace the P/NP (example: to accommodate a change in POE). Students do not need a SAD appeal.
  5. Students cannot retroactively shift from a letter grade to P/NP.
  6. P/NP CANNOT be added after drop/add, nor can it be petitioned to the SAD Committee.

To Recap:

  • After a P/NP grade is elected by a student, any time before graduation they are permitted to convert it back to a letter grade
  • A student is NOT able to convert a letter grade to P/NP

Click Here for the Pass/No Pass form.

List of Courses NOT permitted to be P/NP for 20/SP Semester:


AR 104 - Design & Color                                                                                                                                  AR 315 - Women in Art                                                                                                                                    AR 318 - American Art                                                                                                                                    AR 329 - Early Modern Art                                                                                                                              AR 330 - Modern to Contemporary Art
AR 480 - Museum Practicum I
AR 481 - Museum Practicum II
AR 457 - Senior Thesis In Art History
AR 451 - 2D Capstone
AR 452 - 2D Capstone
AR 453 - 3D Capstone
AR 454 - 3D Capstone
IM 456 - IMA Seminar
IM 457 - IMA Research

CH 492 - Senior Writing Seminar
CH 493 - Senior Thesis

No Education classes can be taken as Pass/No Pass

HS 293 - Sophomore Colloquium  
HS 493 - Historian's Craft

Information Technology and Computer Science
CS 481 - CS Seminar 2 
CS 480 - CS Seminar 1
CS 485 - CS Research
IT 307 - Project Management
IT 308 - Innovations for the Industry I
IT 380 - Innovations for the Industry II
IT 480 - Innovations for the Industry III
IT 496 - IT Seminar
IT 497 - IT Research

Interdisciplinary Colloquia
IC 275 - Project Management

MA 210 - Foundations of Math
MA 480 - Mathematics Seminar
MA 485 - Math Research

PACS 455 - Honors Thesis

PC 204 - University Physics
PC 300 - Modern Physics Lab
PC 307 - Advanced Lab

Political Science

PS 230A PS 230B
PS 230C PS 230E
PS 389 PS 490
PS 491 PS 492
PS 495 PS 497
PS 498 PS 499

PY 360: Research Methods & Statistics I
PY 361: Research Methods & Statistics II
PY 415: Capstone in Psychology

World Languages
WL/ED 398 - Methods for Foreign Language Education