March 24th, 2020: Clarification: Adjusted Grade Policy for Spring 2020 Semester

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

We have received questions from several students regarding the adjusted grade policy for the Spring 2020 Semester. In response, we want to clarify the following points as students consider their options including:

Clarification About “Pass (P)” Grades

  • In classes where students achieve a grade of “Pass (P)” under this option, these classes do not have to be repeated.
  • A grade of “Pass (P)” will satisfy degree requirements and will satisfy prerequisites.
  • A grade of “Pass (P)” is not calculated in a student’s GPA.  

Clarification About “No Credit (NC)” Grades

  • In classes where students achieve a grade of “No Credit (NC)” under this option, these classes must be repeated.
  • A grade of “No Credit (NC)” will not satisfy degree requirements and will not satisfy prerequisites.
  • A grade of “No Credit (NC)” is not calculated in a student’s GPA.

Impact of Adjusted Grade Policy – For Undergraduate Students Only

  • This adjusted policy applies to undergraduate students, not graduate students. Graduate students’ grades are based on a different grading scale. Graduate students who are experiencing challenges with their coursework should reach out directly to their faculty members to assess their options.

Respectfully Yours,

Mark A. Thompson, Ph.D., President
Richard S. Hansen, Ph.D., Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs