Reminder: Pass/no credit and Withdrawal Policies

Sent on behalf of Dr. Mark Ginn, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education


Greetings students,

 Congratulations on making it through an unprecedented semester!!  Hopefully you have finished strong and had success in all of your courses.  If you did not perform as well as you had hoped, I want to remind you of a couple of options that you have, and remind you that you have until 11:59PM this Friday, December 18 to take actions on either of these.  We encourage you to speak with your advisor about these to make sure that you understand the implications of these decisions. 

 Here are your options:

  1. Grading as normal. If you do nothing then your grades will count as normal, both in computing your GPA and in meeting your degree requirements.  

  2. Pass-No Credit If you do not want a grade, or some of your grades, to be used in computing your GPA, you may opt into the Pass No Credit Alternate Grading System for one or all of your courses.  This will convert any passing grade (A through D-) to a P and an F to a NC.  The P will give you credit for the course but will not be used in computing your GPA.  The NC will not give you credit, but will also not be used in computing your GPA.  We will retain the letter grade information for your course for judging all other major and prerequisite requirements.  More information on this policy can be found here and information on how to opt in can be found here.

  3. Withdrawing from a course.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended the date to withdraw from a course to this Friday as well.  You can withdraw through Appalnet.  No course withdrawals this semester will count as career drops.  

Again, any action on either of these options must take place by Friday, December 18 at 11:59 PM.

 Thanks and we hope that you have a restful and enjoyable holiday break!!


Mark Ginn

Published: Dec 15, 2020 1:13pm