Information about the Special Grading Option for Fall 2022(GG)

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December 06, 2022

Dear Student,

I hope the Thanksgiving break gave you a chance to gather with loved ones and rest. It has been an extremely difficult time for our community. I hope you are showing yourself some grace and receiving it from others. I write to provide more information about the special grading option that your dean has approved for all graduate students this semester. Not all graduate schools are offering the special grading option; if you are a graduate student taking a graduate-level class in another school, please check with the school offering the class.

Your dean has granted the option for all graduate students to convert their final grades in the school to a special grading option after reviewing their final grades for the Fall 2022 term: Credit (CR)/General Credit (GC)/No Credit (NC). CR is awarded for a grade of middle C or higher and meets all degree requirements; GC is awarded for passing grades below C (including C-, D+, D, or D-) and meets any degree requirement that can be satisfied by a passing grade below C; NC is for a non-passing grade (that is, F). 

From January 2 to January 6, you will have the opportunity to select any of your final grades in your school for conversion to CR/GC/NC. On January 2, you will receive an email with details about this process and a link you can use to make your choices. That message will include a link to information that will help you determine whether this option is beneficial for you.

Because you are graduating this fall, we ask that you review your final grades and select any that you would like to convert to CR/GC/NC no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, January 6. We will begin conferring degrees the following week. 

If you have extenuating circumstances, do not wish to convert any of your grades to CR/GC/NC, or need your degree conferred earlier, please contact your school registrar. You can find a list of school registrars here

Congratulations on reaching this point in your academic career. I hope you can find joy in your accomplishment, even as you give yourself space and time to grieve and heal. I hope you are safe and well. If there is anything my colleagues and I can do to support you, please let us know.

Kind regards,
Laura Hawthorne
Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment and University Registrar