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SWOSU students offered opportunity to pass/no-pass grading

Updated: Jun 24


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We recognize that this unexpected shift to virtual learning is a difficult time for students, and we want to support your efforts to continue making progress toward SWOSU degrees. Therefore, we have implemented the following policies for the Spring 2020 semester.

The last day to drop a course with a guaranteed “W” has been moved to Friday, April 10.  The date was originally April 3 but has been moved one week later to give students additional flexibility in this challenging semester. Students and advisors will be able to withdraw from courses through Self Service as normal. Complete withdrawals must still be processed through the Registrar’s Office. If you need assistance, contact the Registrar’s Office at enrollment@swosu.edu or 580-774-3008.  As always, students should consider the negative effect that dropping courses can have on financial aid eligibility.  If you have questions, please contact the Student Financial Services office at sfs@swosu.edu or 580-774-3786.

SWOSU students will be given an option to choose pass/no-pass grading for spring 2020 courses. In our system, these will show as S or U on the transcript and do not impact the GPA. At the end of the semester, faculty will submit A-F letter grades to the Registrar’s office. Students will have 7 days after the date final grades are posted to request a change to a pass/no-pass grade. For undergraduate courses, a grade of A-D would become an S, and an F would become a U. For graduate courses, A-C would become an S, D-F would become a U. There is no limit on the number of courses students can convert to pass/no-pass grading, and students will make the decision on a course-by-course basis. Students should consult with their advisor before making the choice, as changing a letter grade to a pass/no-pass grade may impact applications to professional or graduate school.  The College of Pharmacy will not use pass/no-pass grading. Details of how to choose the option will be provided to students later in the semester.

Dr. James South

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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