Grade Change Policies & Academic Deadlines

March 19, 2020

Please review changes to grading policies and academic deadlines due to COVID-19 disruptions in academic instruction and progress. 

  1. The warning grade period has now been moved from March 13 to March 30 to allow professors time to hold the classes and possibly midterms for the Thursday and Friday classes that were cancelled.
  2. Given the potential for a serious disruption caused by COVID-19, the course withdrawal deadline for students to drop a class with a W through WebReg is extended from March 13 to April 10. This may give more time to students to review and recalibrate their performance in face of many hardships impeding their academic progress. With dean’s permission, under extenuating circumstances, students may be allowed to withdraw from the Spring 2020 semester up to April 30.
  3. Undergraduate students who have undergone serious disruption in their academic progress adversely affecting their academic performance due to COVID-19 will have the additional choice to opt for a change from letter grade to Pass/No Credit grade. Students will be allowed to make this choice through Friday, May 22, 2020, one week after final grades have been submitted.

    Students will be allowed to choose whether they designate one or more courses to be Pass/No Credit (P/NC). This option should be evaluated carefully, and students are advised to first consult with academic advisors in their school to understand the full ramifications of such a decision for their particular academic major, career path, and financial aid standing. A procedure for filling out a webform that will be submitted to the student’s school of matriculation Advising and Academic Student Services is being developed and will be available here and at your school dean's website by April 10. Advising deans in your respective schools will be reaching out to students who file this form to help them understand all of the ramifications of such decisions.

    All instructors will be required to submit regular letter grades; P/NC grades will not be accepted except for those courses that always run as P/NC. For students who have chosen the P/NC option, the registrar will convert grades of C or higher to P and grades of D and F to NC.

    Please visit the FAQ page to learn more about this option and consult with an advisor to make the best decision for your individual situation.