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Temporary Change to Grading, Q-Drop and Withdrawals

In consultation with the Council of Deans and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and approved by President Hurley, Undergraduate and Graduate students will have the opportunity to choose Pass/Fail (P/F) grading for any 16-week and/or 2nd 8-week course in which they are enrolled during the spring 2020 semester. Students may elect to make changes to their grading options between 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 16th and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29th. Additional guidance to students on how to opt-in to P/F grading will be provided next week. 

In addition to the option for P/F grading, the Q-drop and Withdrawal deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24th. Q-drops after Spring Break will not count toward the institutional or State limit on drops. Further, any P and F grades will be removed from GPA calculations.

Any student considering the change from graded to P/F grading may need to consult with an academic advisor, professional school advisor, academic department head, athletics advisor, or financial aid advisor to understand the implications of the change on one’s future plans including progress toward a degree or financial aid.

Spring 2020 Grading Policy Updates:

  1. Retain the course’s current grading scheme as the default (e.g., Letter grade: A, B, C, D, or F).
  2. Students may choose a P/F grading scheme on a course-by-course basis for the spring 2020 semester.
  3. Students will be allowed to switch to P/F Grading between 8 a.m. on Thursday, April 16th and 5 p.m. on April 29th, the last day of classes.
  4. Students are strongly advised to talk with their academic advisor before switching any course to P/F grading. If a student is currently not making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid and is on an academic plan, those students should consult with a financial aid advisor prior to switching any course to P/F grading.
  5. Any P or F grade received this semester will be removed from GPA computations.
  6. P/F grading may apply to both undergraduate and graduate students. 

More information about this is available on the Registrar website.