What is the deadline to register or cancel pass/fail registration?

The following section gives the deadline information for registering or canceling pass/fail registration for L&S undergraduate students.

What is the deadline for pass/fail registration (or cancellation)?

  • spring and fall term: the Friday of the fourth week of class (see Registrar's official semester calendar for exact dates under Deadlines at a Glance)
  • modular courses & summer sessions: the Friday of the week where 1/4th of the course is completed. (In a four-week class, it would be the Friday of the first week of class, for example).

Modular Courses and Summer Pass/Fail Deadlines


The pass/fail deadline for the College of Letters & Science undergraduate students enrolled in a modular course or during the summer term/session is the end of the one-quarter of the session, extended to the following Friday. The following rules apply to L&S undergraduate students enrolled in a summer session on the UW-Madison campus:

  • For a student enrolled in a modular course or a summer session/term less than two weeks, the pass/fail deadline is the end of the 1st week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in a two-week  modular course or a summer session/termthe pass/fail deadline is the end of the 1st week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in a three-week modular course or a summer session/termthe pass/fail deadline is the end of the 1st week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in a four-week  modular course or a summer session/termthe pass/fail deadline is the end of the 1st week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in a five-week  modular course or a summer session/term, the pass/fail deadline is the end of the 1st week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in a six-week  modular course or a summer session/term, the pass/fail deadline is the end of the 2nd week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in a seven-week  modular course or a summer session/term, the pass/fail deadline is the end of the 2nd week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in an eight-week  modular course or a summer session/term, the pass/fail deadline is the end of the 2nd week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in a nine-week  modular course or a summer session/term, the pass/fail deadline is the end of the 3rd week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in a ten-week  modular course or a summer session/term, the pass/fail deadline is the end of the 3rd week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in an eleven-week  modular course or a summer session/term, the pass/fail deadline is the end of the 3rd week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in a twelve-week  modular course or a summer session/term, the pass/fail deadline is the end of the 3rd week on Friday.
  • For a student enrolled in a modular course or a summer session/term of more than twelve weeks, the pass/fail deadline is the end of the 4th week on Friday.


Prior to the pass/fail deadline, a student may cancel pass/fail registration and take the course on a regular graded basis.  

**Students cannot cancel a pass/fail request after the deadline if they need the course (or courses) to fulfill a major or degree requirement at a later date.  It is a student's responsibility to work with his/her undergraduate advisor to determine whether or not s/he can take a course on a pass/fail basis.

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Keywords:deadline, pass/fail, pass/fail deadline, modular course pass/fail deadline, pass/fail registration, cancel pass/fail, add pass/fail, modular courses, summer session, summer term   Doc ID:21120
Owner:Tori R.Group:College of Letters & Science
Created:2011-11-02 20:11 CDTUpdated:2016-01-01 15:10 CDT
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