Grading and Instruction Policy

The Department of Psychology will only be accepting letter grades for all pre-major, major, minor, and specialization coursework, effective Fall 2021 and forward. All temporary Pass/No Pass policies that were in effect between Spring 2020 and Summer 2021 are no longer in effect and we have returned to standard grading policies. Please run your Degree Audit Report via MyUCLA and ensure you are taking the appropriate courses for your major/minor for a letter grade.

As a reminder, you have until Friday of Week 9 to change the grading detail back to a letter grade if you had it set for Pass/No Pass. You can find more details about undergraduate study list deadlines and fees HERE.

It is the policy of the University (and the Psychology Department) that course instructors have the autonomy to design course content, policies, and methods of assessment. Students are responsible for reviewing the syllabus for assessment/policies for an individual course. It is up to the instructors to decide on methods of evaluation (e.g., exam formats, policies for late work, attendance and participation requirements). When students enroll in a course, they are agreeing to the policies and assessments outlined on the syllabus. Knowledge that another instructor teaches their class in a different way is not reasonable grounds for dispute. Disrespectful language or behavior toward course instructors and teaching assistants regarding grading or evaluation of coursework may represent a violation of the Student Code of Conduct (section 102.01f).

If you have additional questions, please contact the Psychology Advising Office via Message Center on myUCLA. You can also refer to our website for all Psychology Department Major/Minor/Specialization course requirement worksheets.