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April 2, 2020 Correspondence

Dear Spring Returnees,

I write to follow up with clarification about the temporary, special grading options for this semester. As I referenced in my email on Monday, in light of the extraordinary circumstances of the semester, and the move to remote learning necessitated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are important changes to the university’s course drop deadline and grading policy. The two main changes are the following:
  1. The course drop deadline is extended from March 30, 2020, to April 10, 2020.  
  2. Students in all class years may opt to take any course in which they are enrolled on the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis (equivalent to pass/fail).

We have received additional questions about these changes. Here are further details:
  • OCS courses do not require a minimum grade of C. That only applies to regular transfer courses, not courses from OCS. 
  • For OCS, any passing grade, e.g., D- and above, earns credit.
  • OCS courses do not factor in the GPA, regardless of the grade, including failed courses.
  • The Registrar’s Office can work with S, P, NC type grades and will transcribe them accordingly. 
S-Satisfactory (generally means credits earned with no impact on GPA - unless defined differently by the issuing program)
P-Pass (generally means credits earned with no impact on GPA - unless defined differently by the issuing program)
NC - No Credit (generally means no credit earned with no impact on GPA - unless defined differently by the issuing program) 
 
  • Any other "credit/no impact on GPA" or "no-credit/no impact on GPA" type grades will be transcripted by Denison in accordance with the guidelines mentioned above for the spring 2020 semester.
  • Any grade that does not earn credit, e.g, NC, U, F, etc. will be recorded on the DU transcript with no credits. In order to receive credits for a course on the DU transcript, the OCS transcript must show credits earned for the course.
  • Grades appear with the notation “T” for all OCS grades.

Any additional questions about this should be referred to the Registrar's Office. 

I hope your remote learning is going well, and that you checked out the Notebowl Group for Returnees yesterday! We look forward to having you participate in that opportunity.

Regards,

Dr. Crossley-Frolick