Special Grading Policy Summer 2021

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes

For Summer 2021, the last day to withdraw from classes with a “W” on the student’s transcript is the Last Day of Class depending on the session of your course, please see Summer Calendar here.

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 Day of Class.

Opt-In for Special Grading

Students can opt in beginning on May 24 until 11:59 p.m. EDT on the last day of class based on the part of term associated with the class through MyAccess.

Special Grading Policy for Summer 2021

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 Summer 2021 will explain that S/NC was instituted because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BGE Courses with Special Grading

Course IDCourse Name
HIDS 508-01Human, Factor, Eng, Usability & Saf
HIDS 509-01Imaging Informatics
HIDS 510-01Mandatory Capstone