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COVID-19 P/Z Grading Option FAQs

Like colleges and universities across the country, EMCC is temporarily adjusting our grading policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Except for courses or programs that require letter grades due to accreditation, dual enrollment, or other factors, all Spring 2020 courses continuing after April 9, 2020 will be converted to “P/Z” (credit/no credit). If you are in good standing at the end of the class and earning at least a C, you will receive a P (credit).

If you prefer to receive a letter grade according to your course syllabus grading scale, you must communicate your preference to your instructor through your Maricopa email or Canvas messaging no later than one calendar week prior to the end of your course.

If you are taking multiple courses, you may choose to receive a letter grade in any one class or all of your classes. If you do not inform your instructor that you wish to receive a letter grade, you will automatically be graded P/Z (credit/no credit).

Whether you choose the P/Z grading option or a letter grade, you must complete the semester in your classes to receive a grade and credit for the course.


Frequently Asked Questions

"P" is passing with credit, and “Z” is no credit. A P grade is equivalent to a grade of C or higher (A/B/C) on a five grade scale, and a Z grade is equivalent to a D/F. 

P/Z grading is not factored into your Maricopa Community Colleges grade point average (GPA).

Please note:

A P grade will not replace a prior failing grade or allow a student to repeat the course to improve their grade.

P grades will not satisfy course or program requirements where the requirement is a grade of B or higher.