Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Spring 2020 courses with a W (withdraw), I (incomplete) or IP (in progress) grade issued after March 12, 2020, will not be calculated into a student’s course completion rate and will not negatively impact satisfactory academic progress. Students will still be required to meet GPA requirements.
The deadline to withdraw from Spring 2020 courses has been extended to this Friday, May 1, 2020, by 4:30 p.m. If you believe you will not pass one or more of your Spring 2020 courses, meet with your academic advisor to determine if course withdrawal is your best option under the current circumstances.
What options are available, and what should I choose?
Review the following information about Spring 2020 grading options and work with your academic advisor to determine what is right for your circumstances.
Grading option Impact on academic progress
- Withdraw: W grades issued after March 12, 2020 spring 2020 semester only: a W will not be counted in your course completion rate and will not negatively impact your academic progress. This is the best option for many students currently on warning and probation.
- Pass/Fail: A grade of P has no impact on your GPA. It counts as a completed course and is counted in your course completion rate. Reminder: if you are on probation, you must meet GPA term requirements so this option may not be right for you. A grade of F HAS an impact on your GPA. It counts as an attempted course and is counted in your course completion rate.
- In Progress or Incomplete: Spring 2020 semester only: an I or IP grade will not be counted in your course completion rate and will not negatively impact your academic progress. You must work with your instructor to discuss the possibility of receiving an Incomplete or In Progress grade.
Satisfactory academic progress suspension appeals
If you are placed on warning or suspension at the end of the Spring 2020 semester as a result of being impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, you have the right to appeal for re-enrollment. Visit the Academic Support Center page to learn how to submit an appeal.