Important notes to keep in mind:
- All courses required or acceptable for use in the major must be taken for a letter grade. For Engineering majors, any major requirements taken on a P/NP basis will be changed to a letter grade when the College of Engineering Undergraduate Office staff review your file at the end of the quarter.
- At the time of graduation, at least 120 units, or two-thirds of the units earned in residence at UCSB must be taken for a letter grade. Since the engineering majors require more than 120 units of major requirements, this usually isn't a problem for students that enter as freshmen.
- P grades are assigned for coursework equivalent to a C or better on the letter grade basis. NP grades are assigned for coursework equivalent to a C- or below. No credit is given for courses in which a student receives a NP.
- For courses taken on a letter graded basis, a grade of D- or better is considered passing and the student will receive credit for the course. Please note that some courses require that a certain grade be achieved in the prerequisite courses in order to enroll. Most notably, all ECE courses require a C- or better in prerequisite courses and the Math 3A-B-C and 5A-B-C sequences require a C or better in order to move on to the next course in the sequence.