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March 26, 2020 - Pass/Unsatisfactory grading option for undergrad students and extension of the withdrawal deadline

Dear Wright State Community,

Wright State University is making available a new option to assist students who are concerned about maintaining grades in the spring 2020 semester. We know the coronavirus pandemic has caused immense upheaval in all of our lives. This option will provide students more flexibility during this unprecedented semester.

Effective immediately, all Wright State University undergraduate students will be permitted to convert courses to Pass/Unsatisfactory grading for the spring 2020 semester. This does not apply to grades awarded before March 9, 2020.

At the end of the semester, faculty will submit their course grades (A, B, C, D, F, X or NR) by May 6. Students will then have until noon on May 15 to decide whether to change one or more of their courses to a Pass/Unsatisfactory grade. There will be no limits placed on the number of courses that students can convert to Pass/Unsatisfactory, and students will be able to make their decision on a course-by-course basis.

All grades of C or higher for a course for which a student elects the Pass/Unsatisfactory grade will convert to a P. F grades will automatically be converted to U, and students can elect to convert a D grade to a U. Students will receive credit for courses for which they earn a P, but will not receive credit for courses in which they receive a U. Neither P or U grades will impact the student’s grade point average.

Students should consult with their academic advisor to consider the impact that converting to P/U grades has on course prerequisites, course repeats, program requirements, and post-graduation opportunities for licensure, graduate school, and employment. Consult with RaiderConnect and the Lake Campus Enrollment Services to consider impacts on financial aid.

Please visit our FAQ page to get more information on this student option and how the decision might impact your degree pathways. More details will be provided at a later date on the process for requesting the conversion of grades to P/U and whether similar provisions will be made for graduate students.

Wright State has also extended the deadline to withdraw from spring classes by three weeks to April 17.

Please stay safe, practice social distancing, and continue to regularly check your Wright State email and

Douglas W. Leaman, Ph.D.
Interim Provost