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Academics » AB 167 Extension of High School Grade Change Requests

AB 167 Extension of High School Grade Change Requests

High School Grade Changes for Courses Taken During the 2020-2021 School Year


For all scholars in the Classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024:

AB 104 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on July 1, 2021. Part of AB 104 authorizes parents of scholars (or the scholar if age 18 or older) to request to have a letter grade changed to a “Pass” or “No Pass” grade for any course taken during the 2020-2021 school year. The original deadline to request grade changes per AB 104 was August 15, 2021. 


NEW Under AB 167 (which is expected to be signed into law by the Governor shortly), there has been an extension to request to have a letter grade changed to a “Pass” or “No Pass” grade for any course taken during the 2020-2021 school year as long as the completed Grade Change Request Form (English/Spanish) is submitted to your school’s office by October 1, 2021.  Requests submitted after this date may still be accepted, but are not guaranteed. 


NP grades earned in 2020-2021 have already been excluded from GPA calculations, so a grade change request would only need to be completed if you are wanting to change an A, B, C letter grade to a “Pass” grade. 


We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with an administrator or counselor if you are unsure if you should request any grade changes. While we will honor all grade change requests and not allow for it to negatively affect a scholar’s high school GPA, we cannot control how colleges/universities will calculate GPAs for eligibility, which may affect admissibility to the college or university. 


All California State Universities (CSU) and the University of California (UC) have confirmed that they will accept “Pass” grades for admission purposes. This list provided by the California Department of Education includes all California colleges and universities who will also accept Pass grades. The UC strongly encourages potential applicants to take, whenever possible, A-G courses for letter grades, especially those in English and mathematics, as well as those in prospective major fields.


Please Note: Some colleges or universities (including those in other states) may not accept a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade for admission purposes.