If I get approval to count a non-Political Science class toward my major requirements, but receive a non-A grade in the class, can I indicate that I do not want this course to affect my chances of receiving distinction in the major?

Yes. If you receive a non-A grade in one of your DUS approved non-Political Science courses, you can have this courses deleted from your file so that it does not affect your chances of receiving distinction. Please know that in order for this course to be officially deleted from your file, seniors must communicate this information to the Undergraduate Registrar (undergrad.polisci@yale.edu) before spring recess in the final term of their enrollment. Please also know that once it is deleted, this course no longer counts toward fulfillment of your major requirements.