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, December 10th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the last study day.
Opt-In for Special Grading
Students can opt in between September 7th- December 10th through MyAccess.
Special Grading Policy for Fall 2020
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.
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 Fall 2020 will explain that S/NC was instituted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
BGE Courses with Special Grading
|Course ID||Course Name|
|BCHB 511-01||Fundamentals of Biochemistry|
|BCHB 513-01||Core Concepts: Biochemistry|
|BCHB 531-01||DNA Damage, Repair & Hmn Thrpy|
|BCHB 535-01||Programmed Cell Death|
|BCHB 535-02||Programmed Cell Death|
|BCHB 544-01||Essntls Biochem: Metabolism|
|BCHB 545-01||Essentials/Prog Cell Death|
|BCHB 575-01||Immunotechniques in Biochem|
|BCHB 576-01||Core Methods of Biochemistry|
|BCHB 579-01||Gene Silencing & Genome Editing|
|BCHB 910-01||Biochem/Molec/Cell Biol Intrns|
|BIOT 509-01||Intro to Biotech Industry|
|BIOT 520-01||Financial Matrix in Biotech|
|BIOT 523-01||Intellectual Property|
|BIOT 552-01||Marketing Applications: Biotech|
|CBTA 595||Community Resilience|
|MICB 515||Microbio of Biologcl Thrt Agts|
|MICB 525||Homeland Security|
|MICB 549||Infectious Disease & Conflict|
|MICB 551||Biohaz Threat Agnts/ Emer Inf D|
|MICB 589||Environmental Health & Policy|
|MICB 590||One Health and Health Security|
|MICB 599||Survey of International Policy|
|MICB 603||Sci/Tech in Global Arena: Biome|
|MICB 606||Public Policy for Scientists|
|MICB 614||Bacteriology & Mycology|
|MICB 701||Legal Found: Regulatory Process|
|MICB 800||Global Infectious Dis: Int Pers|
|MICB 852||Sem: Microbiol/Immunology Fall|