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Texas A&M announces temporary changes to grading, q-drop and withdrawal deadlines

Texas A&M
Posted at 2:51 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 15:53:07-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M University students will have the opportunity to choose Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading for any course in which they are enrolled in the spring 2020 semester.

The University said the change is on a recommendation from the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and was approved by President Young.

Students have until 5pm on Tuesday, April 28th to make changes to their grading options.

The University says any student considering the change from graded to S/U grading may need to consult with an academic advisor, professional school advisor, athletics advisor, or financial aid advisor to understand the implications of the change on one’s future plans including progress toward a degree or financial aid.

The recommendations of the Faculty Senate on this issue are:

  1. Retain the course’s current grading scheme as the default (e.g., Letter grade: A, B, C, D, or F).
  2. Students may choose an S/U grading scheme on a course-by-course basis for the spring 2020 semester.
  3. All programs that normally require a course for a letter grade must accept S/U grades for all courses this semester.
  4. Students will be allowed to switch to S/U Grading until the last day of classes by 5 p.m. on April 28th.
  5. Students are strongly advised to talk with their academic advisor before switching any course to S/U grading. If a student is currently not making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid and is on an academic plan, those students should consult with a financial aid advisor prior to switching any course to S/U grading.
  6. The S/U grading will adhere to its current Definition in Student Rule 10 (Student Rule 10; “S: Satisfactory (C or above, hours not included in GPA, U: Unsatisfactory (D or F), no grade points, hours included in GPA), except as noted in number 7 below.
  7. Any U or F grade received this semester will be removed from GPA computations.
  8. S/U grading applies to both Undergraduates and Graduate Students.

In addition to the S/U grading, the Q-drop and Withdrawal deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24th.

More information can be found here.