The UC Berkeley College of Letters and Science will extend the modified pass/no pass, or P/NP, policies in place for the 2020-21 academic year through summer 2021.
Students in the college will continue to be able to use courses taken P/NP for major and minor requirements, according to a Facebook post from the ASUC Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President. The post added that courses taken P/NP will meet the collegewide reading and composition, foreign language and quantitative reasoning requirements.
Students can also change their grading options without having their late drop allowance impacted, according to the post.
Additionally, Bob Jacobsen, dean of undergraduate studies in Letters and Science, noted in a Reddit post that individual departments will be able to make alternative methods of admission for certain majors. Existing alternative methods in place for the 2020-21 academic year will remain in effect for summer 2021, Jacobsen added.
“The goal of these changes is to continue to reduce stress during this tough year of the pandemic and remote instruction, while still encouraging learning and student progress,” Jacobsen said in the post.
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