Mar. 24, 2020
From Registrar: Important Changes to College Policies for Spring 2020
I am writing with important information about legislation that was recently passed by the faculty, which will be in effect for the Spring 2020 semester.
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Grading
Effective for the Spring 2020 semester only: In their letter-graded courses, students will be allowed to choose whether to receive a letter grade or whether to choose to be graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.
- For students electing the S/U option, a grade of Satisfactory will be awarded for course work completed at or above a D-
- The grade of Unsatisfactory will be awarded for course work completed below a D-
- Courses that receive the grade of S this semester will be allowed to count toward major, minor, and other College-wide requirements
- S/U grades will not be factored into the GPA or included in the calculation for Latin honors, distinction in the major, or Dean's Honors/Dean's High Honors
Students will receive a survey by the week of April 27 and will need to complete it and make their grading option decision for each letter-graded course by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 6. More information about the survey will be forthcoming in April.
You can find detailed information about the Spring 2020 S/U legislation here.
Change to Honors Study Deadline
Senior honors studies are now due by 4 p.m. on Monday, May 4. The updated 2019/2020 academic calendar is available here.
Course Feedback Forms
Course Feedback Forms (formerly known as All-Campus Course Evaluations) will not be administered for any course in Spring 2020.
The registrar's office wishes you all the very best as you return to your courses after spring break and begin distance learning. We miss all of you, and are thinking of you and your families.
All the best,