Is Pass/No Pass an Option for Your Student?
(from SOS4Students Director Beth Samuelson)
Assembly Bill 104 (AB 104) is now law, effective July 1, 2021. One of its provisions allows students enrolled in a public or charter high school in the 2020 to 2021 academic year to apply to have a letter grade replaced with a “pass” or “no pass” grade. This can remove the negative impact a low grade, such as a C, D, or F, would have on a student’s GPA.
The law also compels California State University to accept pass or no pass grades without prejudice for any applicant enrolled in high school between 2020-21 and 2023-24 and encourages all other private colleges and universities to do the same.
There’s a Deadline!
Parents should have been notified by schools about AB 104 and the deadline by which they need to make changes. It’s a relatively small window of a week to 15 days from first notification.
If your student might benefit from this law, check your email for any notification and then contact your school’s counselor or resource specialist with questions or concerns.