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Students at Harvard may be allowed to take up to half of their General Education requirements pass-fail.

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences approved the new program in a vote on Tuesday, which could give students the choice to take up to four of their eight general requirement courses pass-fail.

There have been mixed reactions to the change. While Harvard University President Drew G. Faust expressed support of the review committee’s decision, faculty voiced concerns about how the new pass-fail option would affect the rigor of General Education courses, as well as whether the program will receive the financial resources necessary for its implementation.

Although it remains to be seen if the new program will be put into effect, The Harvard Crimson writes “FAS Dean Michael D. Smith has said he does not want to run two programs at once and on Tuesday emphasized that he would like the new program implemented as soon as possible."

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