COVID-19 Update - Course Delivery, Student Grades and Course Drop Dates

Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The below is an excerpt of the President's COVID-19 Dail Update from March 23, 2020:

Student Grades and Course Drop Date

The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have led to significant changes to the structure and delivery of courses for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester. Instructors have been authorized to make these adjustments, following University Policy on Academic Continuity.

In order to support all students and allow for informed decisions, a revised grading structure and extended drop date have been implemented for the Winter 2020 semester.

In courses where instructors are holding final exams, the exam will be conducted in a modified format.

Final grades that have been received in the Office of Registrarial Services will show on WebAdvisor beginning April 30, 2020. Grades will continue to be updated on WebAdvisor as they are received until May 6, 2020. At that time, students may choose one of the following options:

  • Keep final numeric grade awarded
  • Assign a pass provided the student has achieved a passing grade (The “Pass” designation does not affect your semester average or your cumulative GPA; you will receive credit for the course)
  • Drop the course

Students will have until Wednesday, May 20, 2020 to decide whether to retain the numerical grade, opt for a “Pass” designation or drop the course.

Students must request a “Pass” using an electronic form provided by the Office of Registrarial Services. Students must drop their course using WebAdvisor. It is important that students look into future program requirements before making decisions regarding dropping a course versus taking a “Pass” designation or retaining the numeric grade.

Read the full COVID-19 Dail Update from March 23, 2020 here. 

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