Plans for this process will be broadly communicated before April 20, 2020.
No. Once a student decides to be graded on a Pass/Unsatisfactory basis, the choice will be irrevocable with no appeal. You can still appeal a grade under the Grades Appeal process but not the choice to be graded on a Pass/Unsatisfactory basis.
Your academic advisor, chair/dean’s office, financial aid officer, and any other campus resource with whom you regularly work on decisions related to registration and academic progression will be available to help you. Please seek their advice on what impact selecting to be graded on a Pass/Unsatisfactory basis will have on scholarships (athletics or other), other forms of financial aid, veterans’ benefits, licensure, graduate/professional school admission, and/or other professional goals.
Yes. The “Pass” will be eligible to satisfy subsequent prerequisites, completion of degree requirements and progression standards.
All students will have from April 20, 2020 until May 2, 2020.
No. Incomplete grades assigned at the end of the Spring 2020 semester cann0t be converted to a Pass/Unsatisfactory basis at a later date. The decision must be made during the available window (April 20 – May 2, 2020).
No. Because the Pass/Unsatisfactory option was made available as a result of the impact of COVID-19 on the academic calendar and instruction that followed Spring Break 2020, classes that ended by March 2, 2020 will not be eligible for the Pass/Unsatisfactory grading option.
An “Unsatisfactory” on a Pass/Unsatisfactory basis may negatively impact VA Education Benefits and those implications vary by benefit chapter. Please consult the VA for guidance.