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As the University begins teaching about 95 percent of its classes remotely on Monday, undergraduates will have the option to take all courses pass/fail rather than for a letter grade.
This Emergency Grading Accommodation mandates that:
• A grade of pass will not count toward a student’s GPA but will count toward earned semester hours;
• Courses graded as pass/fail will count toward applicable curricular, major, continuation and graduation requirements;
• Students will have until Aug. 7 to elect to put a course on or take a course off of pass/fail for the semester;
• The dean’s list recognition for the spring semester will be suspended; and
• A note will be added to all academic transcripts indicating the major disruption this pandemic has caused to the academic experience.
Undergraduate students unable to complete their work because they are adversely affected by COVID-19 can receive a new grade of “CV” as an alternative to an incomplete grade, giving them an additional three months beyond normal incomplete-designation guidelines to complete their work.
“We are making all of these modifications understanding the extraordinary circumstances COVID-19 has created for us all,” Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and Provost Robert Blouin wrote in a message to the campus community. “Even with these changes, we know our students may face unexpected challenges. We are working to create a Student Success Hub so they can access the resources they need and will share those details as soon as possible.”
All students enrolled in professional schools or programs in the Graduate School will follow the decisions of their professional school or of the Graduate School about which courses, if any, are eligible for the pass/fail declaration. Those decisions will be made by March 27.