Special Grading Policy
Last Day to Withdraw
The last day to withdraw from classes with a “W” on the student’s transcript has been extended to the last study day, May 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Modular courses within the term will have the withdrawal deadline of the last day of class for that module. Late withdrawal is only available to graduate students in programs that have opted into the policy.
If you would like to withdraw from classes with a “W”, please submit an Add/Drop Form with your Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) signature and submit to Holly Sanders at email@example.com no later than the last study day.
Opt-In for Special Grading
Students can opt in between January 13th – May 11th through MyAccess.
Special Grading Policy for Spring 2021
For the BGE Courses, which have opted into the special grading policies, graduate students can choose one of the two grading frameworks, either:
- Letter-grade, or
- Satisfactory (S) or No-Credit (NC):
(S=grades A through C; NC=C-, D+, D, F)
Students should exercise their options selectively and thoughtfully, in consultation with their DGS. In making their decisions, they should pay particular attention to degree requirements, future course scheduling, and policies surrounding federal financial aid and external funding limits. Please note that S/NC grades are not weighted and therefore will not factor into calculation of GPA.
Once the grade mode for a course has been changed to pass/fail (S/NC), it is not possible, under any circumstances, to record a letter grade for that course.
A transcript notation for Spring 2021 will explain that S/NC was instituted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
BGE Courses with Special Grading
|Course ID||Course Name|
|BCHB 515-01||Intro to Bioinformatics|
|BCHB 536-01||Cell Culture Appls: Biotech|
|BCHB 536-02||Cell Culture Appls: Biotech|
|BCHB 546-01||Principles of Tissue Culture|
|BCHB 578-01||The Eternal Curse of Aging|
|BINF 522-01||Machine Learning|
|BINF 580-01||Systems Biol/Bioinformatics|
|BINF 599-01||Next Gen Seq Data Analysis|
|BINF 599-02||Next Gen Seq Data Analysis|
|BINF 620-01||Bioinformatics Algorithms|
|BINF 620-02||Bioinformatics Algorithms|
|BINF 620-03||Bioinformatics Algorithms|
|BINF 697-01||Databases for Bioinformatics|
|BINF 697-02||Databases for Bioinformatics|
|CBTA 525-101||Homeland Security|
|CBTA 566-101||Preparedness Response & Capaci|
|MICB 516-01||Biol Rad Safety|
|MICB 520-01||Agroterrorism: Anml/Plant/Home|
|MICB 524-02||Emerging & Re-emerging Inf Disea|
|MICB 562-01||Shaping National Science Policy|
|MICB 577-01||Defnse Threat Reductn Initiatv|
|MICB 623-01||Internship Experience|
|MICB 629-01||Mech of Microbial Pathogenesis|
|MICB 705-01||Science Diplomacy & World Health|
|MICB 724-01||Health Preparedness & Management|
|MICB 803-01||Biosafety, Biosecurity & Biodefen|
|MICB 805-01||Emerging Biotechnologies|
|PHAR 504-01||Graduate Pharmacology|