"S Satisfactory grade for courses taken on a satisfactory/not-satisfactory basis. An S grade is automatically converted from a numerical grade of 2.0 or above for undergraduates. The grade S may not be assigned directly by the instructor, but is a grade conversion by the Office of the Registrar. Courses so graded can only be used as free electives and cannot be used to satisfy a University, college, or department course requirement. S is not computed in GPA calculations.
NS Not-satisfactory grade for courses taken on a satisfactory/not-satisfactory basis. A grade less than 2.0 for undergraduates is converted to NS. NS is not included in GPA calculations. No credit is awarded for courses in which an NS grade is received. "
Alright, I'm not actually saying it doesn't work ( I did it for some random VLPA class my freshman year and it did just fine). It's just, you can change a class to this option so damn late into the quarter. Why don't more people abuse this and change a class they're not doing so hot in to S/NS at the last minute? I guess that catch is that a lot of financial aid won't pay for you to re-take something? Have a lot of people here done this at least once?