Assembly Bill 104
Dear High School Parents/Guardians:
Assembly Bill 104, which was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on July 1, allows parents of high school students enrolled in the 2020-2021 school year (or the pupil, if 18 years of age or older) to request to have a letter grade earned for any course, as reflected on the pupil’s transcript, changed to a Pass or No Pass grade. Per the bill, there is not a limit to the number or type of courses eligible for the grade change.
The bill requires the California State University to accept for admission purposes, without prejudice, a transcript with a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade (pursuant to the provisions of this bill) for an applicant who had enrolled in a California high school during any school year from the 2020-21 school year to the 2023-24 school year, inclusive.
The bill encourages the University of California and private postsecondary educational institutions to do the same; however, some postsecondary educational institutions, including those in other states, may not accept a Pass or No Pass grade instead of a letter grade for admission purposes. You will find a list of the University of California and private postsecondary educational institutions that are willing to comply with this provision here: AB 104 Postsecondary Institutions List. Additionally, Both the CSU and UC systems have issued guidance on how they will handle admissions and GPA calculations for transcripts with Pass or No Pass grades. The CSU information can be found here, and UC information can be found here.
All applications for a grade change must be signed and submitted via email to the RUHS registrar’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 17, 2021. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Please note a ‘No Pass’ mark will receive zero (0) credits and a ‘Pass’ mark will receive five (5) credits. Additionally, any changes with a ‘Pass’ or ‘No Pass’ designation will have no impact on students’ GPA. Once requests are granted and grade changes are made on students’ transcripts, they are irrevocable.
For additional information, please visit the Educational Services webpage on the RBUSD website. Additionally, RUHS counselors will be available Tuesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 5 to answer questions families may have. Please call The Nest at (310)798-8665 ext. 4001 to speak to an academic counselor. Please know you can reach out to your child’s counselor as well to discuss questions or concerns.
The Redondo Beach Unified School District