Request Grade Change for High Schoolers
On July 1, the California State Legislature passed AB104 which authorizes parents/ guardians/education rights holders and pupils 18 or older to request that a letter grade be changed to a Pass or No Pass grade on the high school student’s transcript for any high school course that was taken during the 2020-2021 school year. The bill requires the California State University to accept a Pass/No Pass grade instead of a letter grade for admission purposes, without penalty. Please note that grades A through a D can be changed to a “Pass.” Students with an F grade can select a “No Pass” (and will still not receive the course units).
This pertains to any CSU applicant who was enrolled in a California high school during the 2020-2021 school year. The bill encourages the University of California and private postsecondary educational institutions to do the same.
The form for grade change requests for school year 2020–21 must be filled out and submitted pursuant to Education Code Section 49066.5 (2)(b). Forms should be submitted to Emily Cruz at Emily.Cruz@theblueridgeacademy.com by 4:30PM on August 18, 2021.
For the 2020–21 through 2023–24 school year, the following postsecondary institutions will accept, for admission purposes, a transcript with a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade for an applicant pursuant to EC Section 49066.5(b). PLEASE NOTE: Not all educational institutions may accept a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade for admission purposes.