From Dr. Michael D. Johnson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Starting tomorrow, April 10, students (except for M.D. students) will be able to select whether they would like a satisfactory or unsatisfactory (S/U) grade or a letter grade for each of their spring 2020 classes.
The S/U opt-in period ends Monday, April 27, at 11:59 p.m., and choices can be made or changed at any time up to the final deadline.
Given the possible academic disruptions and hardships faced in the wake of COVID-19, students have the ability to select the option that works best for them as part of UCF’s commitment to student success. Instructions for choosing the S/U option are available here. In addition, please remember that the withdrawal deadline has been extended to Monday, April 20.
There are many important factors to consider before selecting or bypassing the S/U option. The option may not be a wise choice for students in all circumstances. For example, in selecting S/U grading, there may be issues associated with financial aid, meeting major requirements, honors, etc.
Students are highly encouraged to consult with their advisors about their options. To better understand S/U grading and potential implications, students are also encouraged to review these FAQs for undergraduate and graduate students.
How will this S/U option work? Faculty members will continue to assign grades as outlined in the syllabi. At the end of the semester, the grades they submit will be converted by the Registrar’s Office to either satisfactory or unsatisfactory, for students selecting this option. For undergraduate students who opt for S/U grading, grades A through C will be marked Satisfactory (S); for graduate students, A through B- will be Satisfactory (S). The grade designation will appear on transcripts with an annotation that the S/U option was offered this spring semester because of the pandemic. Neither S or U grades will affect the GPA. Finally, students who do not choose to opt into the S/U grading need to take no further action.
This is an unprecedented time for all of us at UCF. Please continue to care for one another, and please stay safe.
For the most up-to-date information about Coronavirus developments at UCF, visit UCF’s Coronavirus website.