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Last Updated: 11/6/2020

COVID-19 Flexible Grading Option

Fall 2020 Semester
In early October, the COVID-19 Flexible Grading Option was reimplemented to help support students during the fall 2020 semester. 

None of us have ever navigated a global pandemic of this magnitude. COVID-19 has brought many challenges, but it has also taught us to be more flexible, adaptable and to show empathy and understanding of how you are affected by this global pandemic. We want to thank the Undergraduate Student Government and the Faculty Senate for passing their resolutions in support of flexible grading options, similar to last spring semester.

Through the COVID-19 Flexible Grading Option, each standard-graded course (A, B, C, D, F) or non-standard course (A, B, C, No Credit) you elect to change will receive a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade (S/U) instead.

Before you decide to utilize this option, you need to review the following details – and we strongly encourage you to meet with your advisor to ensure this change is in your best interest.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FLEXIBLE GRADING OPTION:

All undergraduate and graduate students will be allowed to convert any or all standard-graded courses and to the COVID-19 S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) grading option for fall semester 2020.

If students choose this option, any course that the student receives a “C” or higher in will be converted to an “S” and will count toward their degree, regardless of current department, college or University requirements.

Students enrolled in 15-week classes will have until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to switch to the S/U grading option.

Students enrolled in Fall I seven-week classes will have until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to switch to the S/U grading option. 

Students enrolled in Fall II seven-week classes have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, to switch to an S/U grading option.

Courses converted to the S/U grading option may not be utilized for GPA recalculation of a prior grade earned.

Changing the grading option to S/U for fall semester 2020 will not have an impact on students’ ability to receive Latin Honors for graduation and/or their eligibility for Dean’s List. Courses that are switched to S/U because of COVID-19 will count toward a student’s total letter-graded credits (TLCs) but will not be calculated in their cumulative GPA.

If a student is taking an Honors-designated course, they should consult with their Honors advisor before changing the grading option to S/U, since that change would prevent the class from calculating into their Honors GPA.

Any grades changed to S/U during fall semester 2020 will not count toward the 16-credit maximum allowed by the existing University policy on grading options.

Students may not adopt the S/U grading option for College Credit Plus (CCP) courses.

IMPORTANT!
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor or coordinator before deciding to convert from a letter grade to an S/U grade to ensure it is in their best interest. This step is important for all students, but especially for graduate students or students in pre-professional programs such as pre-med or pre-law or those students interested in pursuing graduate education.


HOW TO CHANGE A CLASS GRADING OPTION

If you would like to convert one or more of your courses to the Fall 2020 COVID-19 Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading option, you will need to follow the instructions provided below. 

Fall 15-Week Classes

Due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 – To change the grading option for one or more fall 15-week classes, you will need to log in to MyBGSU and follow the directions outlined in our Grading Option Step-by-Step Guide

Fall I Seven-Week Classes

ABC/NC classes only | Due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18* –Please email us with your your name, student ID and a statement letting us know you wish to change a course to the COVID S/U grading option.

Fall II Seven-Week Classes

Due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4 – To change the grading option for one or more fall II seven-week classes, you will need to log in to MyBGSU and follow the directions outlined in our Grading Option Step-by-Step Guide

* The deadline to adjust the grading option for Fall I Seven-Week Classes was 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9. An extension of this deadline is only offered for the ABC/No Credit Courses.


Check Your Final Grades

Final grades are available in the Student Center as soon as the instructor of record posts the grade roster through their Faculty Center. Final Grades are not posted in CANVAS! All grades submitted by the instructor will be posted by the Wednesday evening following final exam week. If a grade of No Grade Reported (NGR) is posted, please contact the instructor of record.

How to check your final grades

  1. Log in to MyBGSU.
  2. Click on the Student Center.
  3. Once in the Student Center, click on the Academics tile. – The View Grades page will automatically open.
  4. Select the Term for which final grades have been posted. – Grades will be posted under the Grade column. Term GPA and Cumulative GPA is also included on the View Grades page.

Are you in good academic standing?

When your cumulative grade point average (GPA) is at least 2.0 or better, you will be in good academic standing. If your GPA falls below a 2.0, you will be placed on either academic  warningprobationsuspension or dismissal

It is important to check your academic standing at the end of each semester. The status of your academic standing may have implications that extend beyond your academics to potentially impact your financial aid.

Undergraduate Academic Standing will be available the Thursday following final exam week. A letter will be available and will have important information from your college office based on your current academic standing. Any questions regarding academic standing should be directed to your college office (College of Arts and Sciences, College of Music, etc.).

We encourage you to learn more about how to check your academic standing and your college appeal process.

Please note: Graduate students will not have an academic standing at the time grades are posted. The Dean of the Graduate College will communicate if the standing of Probation or Dismissal is determined after the term.

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