Due to complications of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden shift to online classes, university administration has approved the credit/no credit grading policy petitioned by the student body.
In an email sent to the student body on April 17, President John Pistole outlined the details of this decision.
“Faculty reviewed the student petition for a pass/fail option for Spring 2020 and voted this week to approve a temporary grading policy that will allow undergraduate students to opt for CR/NC (credit/no credit),” said Pistole.
Pistole explained that undergraduate students are able to opt to have their grade recorded as “credit” as long as the grade received in that class is equal to or exceeds a letter grade of “D.” Students have until May 29 to make this decision.
Under the credit/no credit grading policy, a letter grade of “F” would not affect the student’s cumulative grade point average and would be recorded as “no credit.”
Pistole also noted that “courses that lead to licensure will not be eligible for the CR/NC option,” such as nursing and education courses.
Pistole encouraged students to contact their academic advisors with questions.