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 hs932@georgetown.edu 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: 

  1. Letter-grade, or
  2. 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 IDCourse Name
BCHB 511-01Fundamentals of Biochemistry
BCHB 513-01Core Concepts: Biochemistry
BCHB 531-01DNA Damage, Repair & Hmn Thrpy
BCHB 535-01Programmed Cell Death
BCHB 535-02Programmed Cell Death
BCHB 544-01Essntls Biochem: Metabolism
BCHB 545-01Essentials/Prog Cell Death
BCHB 575-01Immunotechniques in Biochem
BCHB 576-01Core Methods of Biochemistry
BCHB 579-01Gene Silencing & Genome Editing
BCHB 910-01Biochem/Molec/Cell Biol Intrns
BIOT 509-01Intro to Biotech Industry
BIOT 520-01Financial Matrix in Biotech
BIOT 523-01Intellectual Property
BIOT 552-01Marketing Applications: Biotech
CBTA 595Community Resilience
MICB 515Microbio of Biologcl Thrt Agts
MICB 517Bioterrorism
MICB 525Homeland Security
MICB 549Infectious Disease & Conflict
MICB 551Biohaz Threat Agnts/ Emer Inf D
MICB 589Environmental Health & Policy
MICB 590One Health and Health Security
MICB 599Survey of International Policy
MICB 603Sci/Tech in Global Arena: Biome
MICB 606Public Policy for Scientists
MICB 614Bacteriology & Mycology
MICB 701Legal Found: Regulatory Process
MICB 800Global Infectious Dis: Int Pers
MICB 852Sem: Microbiol/Immunology Fall