Registrar

Grade Option Change

The Faculty Senate and Graduate Council passed a resolution to amend the following policies for spring 2020 due to the disruption and change to course delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Extend course drop with “W” and term withdraw until Friday, May 8 at 11:59 pm.
  • Grades will be available for student viewing on May 20.
  • Allow undergraduate (UGRD) students to select S/NC (Satisfactory/No Credit) grading option through Wednesday, May 27 at 4:30pm. After this deadline, all grading bases are final.
  • Allow graduate (GRAD) students to select P/F (Pass/Fail) grading option through Wednesday, May 27 at 4:30pm. After this deadline, all grading bases are final.
  • Academic standing (i.e., academic probation, final probation, etc.) cannot be negatively impacted by spring 2020 grades.

Students may feel unsure about your grade or progress in your classes. Students can find out your letter grade before making your choice. The deadline to change to S/NC (for UGRD) and P/F (for GRAD) grade status is one week after grades are due to be posted.

Deadlines: Add, Drop, Withdraw, Refund for spring 2020


Considerations for Undergraduate Students

  • Connect with your advisor to discuss options you are considering.
  • Connect with Financial Aid advisor to discuss options you are considering.
  • “S” represents “C” or better performance, “NC” represents “C-” to “F” performance.
  • “S” does not improve GPA.
  • “NC” means student completed the course; and will not receive credits or affect GPA.
  • Students may need to repeat courses where an “NC” is earned.
  • S/NC selection will not count toward 15 S/NC credit limit for undergraduate students.
  • Term honors requires a minimum of 12 credit, at least 9 credits must be taken as conventional letter grade option.
  • “W” means student dropped the course and will not receive credits or affect GPA.
  • Review GPA calculator to see how GPA may be affected by the options you are considering.
  • If you are repeating a course for credit in the spring 2020 term, you cannot opt in to use the S/NC grade basis for that particular course.
  • Courses being repeated for grade replacement or improvement are excluded from the S/NC option.
  • Review the EXEMPT courses that will not allow students to take as S/NC.

Extended course drop with W and term withdraw until Friday, May 8 at 11:59 pm

  • Students can choose to drop a course with “W” or withdraw through WINS.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to discuss this option with their academic advisor.

Allow undergraduate students to select S/NC grading basis through Wednesday, May 27 at 4:30 pm

  • Students selecting S/NC grading should submit the request form above.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to discuss this option with their academic advisor.
  • Students should verify that the course does not appear on the EXEMPT course list.
  • Students must be achieving “C” or better performance in the course to receive a “S”.
  • “S” does not improve GPA.
  • Students receiving a “NC” do not receive credit for the course.

Academic Standing

  • Academic standing (i.e., academic probation, final probation, etc.) cannot be negatively impacted by Spring 2020 grades.
  • Conditions directly associated with probationary levels have been temporarily waived for Spring 2020.
  • If you have questions, please contact acadstand@uww.edu or your assigned academic advisor.
  • Academic Standing will be calculated after May 27.

Considerations for Graduate Students

  • Connect with your advisor to discuss options you are considering.
  • Connect with Financial Aid advisor to discuss options you are considering.
  • “P” (pass) represents “C” or better performance, “F” represents “C-” to “F” performance.
  • “P” (pass) does not improve GPA.
  • “P” is represented as an “S” on your transcript.
  • “F” will affect the GPA. The student will not receive credit and may need to repeat the course in a future semester.
  • “W” means student dropped the course and will not receive credits or affect GPA.
  • Review GPA calculator to see how GPA may be affected by the options you are considering.
  • Review the EXEMPT courses that will not allow students to take as P/F.

Extended course drop with W and term withdraw until Friday, May 8 at 11:59 pm

  • Students can choose to drop a course with “W” or withdraw through WINS.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to discuss this option with their academic advisor.

Allow graduate students to select P/F (Pass/Fail) grading basis through Wednesday, May 27 at 4:30 pm

  • Students selecting P/F grading should submit the request form above.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to discuss this option with their academic advisor.
  • Students should verify that the course does not appear on the EXEMPT course list.
  • Students must be achieving C or better performance in the course to receive a “S”.
  • “S” does not improve GPA.
  • Students receiving an “F” do not receive credit for the course.
  • “F” is calculated in the GPA.

Academic Standing

  • Academic standing (i.e., academic probation, final probation, etc.) cannot be negatively impacted by spring 2020 grades.
  • Conditions directly associated with probationary levels have been temporarily waived for spring 2020.
  • If you have questions, please contact acadstand@uww.edu or your assigned academic advisor.
  • Academic Standing will be calculated after May 27.

Special Circumstances

If you are a student/athlete, please consult with your head coach or Keri Carollo (carollok@uww.edu) in Athletics before making any changes to your spring 2020 schedule

The S/NC (for UGRD) grading change will not impact your visa status directly. You must continue to maintain full time in-person enrollment (although the mode of instruction may have temporarily moved to alternate delivery due to COVID-19). If you are studying as an exchange agreement, please work with your home university to determine if a change of grading system is acceptable.

Students receiving Federal VA benefits -  the VA does not typically make payments for classes resulting in nonpunitive grades and rules about nonpunitive grades have not changed. However, if COVID-19 is reported as mitigating circumstances for the student’s receipt of a nonpunitive grade (i.e., Fail in a P/F or S/NC class) VA will pay for the class. If you plan to take an S/NC (for UGRD) or P/F (for GRAD) please email, the Veteran Services team as your certification will need to be adjusted to reflect this change.

Students receiving WI GI Bill - who plan to take a S/NC (for UGRD) or P/F (for GRAD) classes will be covered. 

Students receiving WI National Guard Tuition Grant – undergraduate students will need to have at least one class with a letter grade to receive the spring 2020 reimbursement.  If you take all S/NC you WILL NOT be reimbursed.

The U.S. Department of Education requires all students to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to remain eligible for financial aid. Please see the entire policy here: http://www.uww.edu/financialaid/policies/academic-progress

One component of SAP that may be impacted by choosing to move a course to the S/NC (for UGRD) or P/F (for GRAD) grading option is the Pace component of the SAP policy.

All undergraduate and graduate students are required to successfully complete 67 percent of the credits they attempt, which is the Pace measurement. The successful completion of a credit attempted is credit for which a grade of A, B, C, D, or S is received. A grade of F, W, U, I, NC, or N represents unsatisfactory completion of a course. Therefore, you need to know that if you receive an NC or F for a course, those credits will count as attempted credits, but not count as successfully completed credits.

The other component of SAP that may be impacted by choosing to move a course to the S/NC (for UGRD) or P/F (for GRAD) grading option is the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of the SAP policy.

Students are required to maintain a minimum grade point average, according to the chart below. Note that a grade of S/NC (for UGRD) or P/F (for GRAD) will not impact your cumulative GPA in the negative nor the positive as there are no grade points assigned under this grading option.

Student Type Minimum, Cumulative GPA
Undergraduate: 1-36 attempted credits 1.50
Undergraduate: 37 attempted credits and above 2.00
Transfer students 2.00
Graduate (masters, or doctoral) 3.00

Students should check the EXEMPT course listing to verify if a course is eligible for the S/NC (for UGRD) or P/F (for GRAD) option. Please direct any questions you have about completing your degree requirements to your college.

DEADLINE HAS PASSED. ALL GRADES ARE FINAL.

Colleges and departments will need to assist with prerequisites and degree requirements for all students electing to change their grading option that differs from approved curriculum.

Advising Resources

Exempt Courses

COMDIS 240
COMDIS 272
COMDIS 478
COMDIS 571
COMDIS 585
COMDIS 661
COMDIS 662
COMDIS 675
COMDIS 677
COMDIS 682
COMDIS 683
COMDIS 684
COMDIS 688
COMDIS 710
COMDIS 711
COMDIS 720
COMDIS 722
COMDIS 730
COMDIS 764
COMDIS 781
COMDIS 782
COMDIS 783
COUNSED 712
COUNSED 715
COUNSED 716
COUNSED 718
COUNSED 719
COUNSED 720
COUNSED 721
COUNSED 722
COUNSED 728
COUNSED 731
COUNSED 732
COUNSED 734
COUNSED 736
COUNSED 738
COUNSED 739
COUNSED 741
COUNSED 743
COUNSED 746
COUNSED 747
COUNSED 749
COUNSED 751
COUNSED 753
COUNSED 790
COUNSED 796
COUNSED 798
COUNSED 799
DBA 800
DBA 810
DBA 820
DBA 830
DBA 840
DBA 850
DBA 860
DBA 870
DBA 880
DBA 910
DBA 970
DBA 988

GEOGRPHY 470

LIBMEDIA 434
LIBMEDIA 440
LIBMEDIA 454
LIBMEDIA 634
LIBMEDIA 654
LIBMEDIA 741

MUSC 260
MUSC 270
MUSC 280
MUSC 360
MUSC 370
MUSC 380
MUSC 460
MUSC 470
MUSC 480

SOCWORK 311
SOCWORK 371
SOCWORK 372
SOCWORK 402
SOCWORK 462
SOCWORK 473
SOCWORK 489
SOCWORK 493
SOCWORK 511
SOCWORK 571
SOCWORK 572
SOCWORK 573
SOCWORK 602
SOCWORK 622
SOCWORK 712
SOCWORK 715
SOCWORK 720
SOCWORK 733
SOCWORK 740
SOCWORK 741
SOCWORK 771
SOCWORK 776
SOCWORK 783
SOCWORK 784