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.
Employers typically do not closely analyze each semester’s grades. Most often, the transcript may be used to verify that a degree was earned or verify a student’s GPA. We anticipate that organizations around the world will view Spring 2020 as a unique semester with unique circumstances that resulted in many universities offering similar opportunities to their students. There will be a statement on your transcript regarding this particular semester’s grading option.
All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled for courses in spring 2020 can choose to be graded on Pass/Unsatisfactory.
Your financial aid is based on a review of both qualitative (Cumulative GPA) and quantitative (Rate of Complete/PACE) aspects of your academic performance. Your GPA will not be impacted. The quantitative component (PACE) will be impacted. You must still pass 67% of ALL attempted coursework. If you are in jeopardy of losing your financial aid, please consult with the financial aid office. For more information: https://www.fmuniv.edu/financial-aid/satisfactory-academic-progress/
No. A student may decide with each class individually in Spring 2020 whether to be graded on a Pass/Unsatisfactory basis.
The Pass/Unsatisfactory grade, whether “Pass” or “Unsatisfactory,” will not be calculated in a student’s GPA.
The credit will be earned, and counted as any other earned credit, however, the assigned grade will not be factored into the calculation of the GPA.
The credit will not be earned, and the assigned grade will not be factored into the calculation of the GPA.