Pass/No Pass (PA/NP) FAQ: Undergraduate Students

Enrollment in Business Core, Specialization and Minor courses PA/NP

Spring Semester 2020

In response to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, Ohio State students will have the option to obtain a Pass/No Pass (PA/NP) grade for courses they are taking in the Spring 2020 semester. These changes will not apply to subsequent terms.

All students have until April 17, 2020, to select PA/NP instead of a traditional letter grade for General Education and elective courses. Fisher College of Business is extending this option to students enrolled in business core, specialization, and minor courses.


Students who plan to apply to Fisher College of Business Major Program and Specializationmust follow the application criteria stated below. NOTE: We will accept Pass (PA) grades completed in Spring 2020 for Math 1131/1151 or English 1110.  

  • Minimum Ohio State GPA of 3.10 or better
  • Completion of English 1110 or equivalent with a grade of C or better or Pass (PA)
  • Completion of Math 1131 or 1151 or equivalent and prerequisites with grades of C or better or Pass (PA)
  • Completion of 26 semester hours of course work (this includes transfer credit, EM, AP, PSEO)
  • Completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours of Ohio State letter-graded credit *Must be earned post-high school graduation*