Satisfactory & Audit Grading
A student may elect to take up to twenty of the total semester hours required for graduation from any department or division of the College with the stipulation that grades for courses so elected will be recorded as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory only and shall not be counted in computing the grade-point average. The grade of Satisfactory carries full academic credit; the grade of Unsatisfactory carries no academic credit. No course used to satisfy general education requirements may be taken on an S/U basis, except for physical education courses other than Health 100 (Health Education). PACE and Washington Semester, which are graded only Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory, do not count toward the twenty hours. A grade of D or better shall be considered as meeting the satisfactory requirement.
The grading basis of a course may not be changed after the sixteenth calendar day from the first day of classes (S/U to graded or graded to S/U) in the College. One course required for concentration in a given field may be taken on an S/U basis with the approval of the student’s faculty adviser, if the department of concentration so determines. (The sixteenth calendar day is the appropriate date for Fall and Spring semester. Students should refer to the College's online calendar and syllabi for courses taught during the Summer Semester or Maymester for the comparable deadline.)
The Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option is not applicable to any courses offered by the Goizueta Business School.
Emory College does not officially recognize audits. Students may therefore not register to audit any college course. With the permission of the instructor, students may unofficially visit any course for which they are eligible to register, but no record is kept of courses so visited.