For information about changes from previous years, see the enrollment news history.
As mentioned in a recent email from the Dean (and on the Arts and Science COVID-19 Information page), the faculty will make the following option available:
"All Arts and Science students who achieve a passing grade in an Arts and Science undergraduate course that is lower than they might have achieved had the disruptions not occurred will have the option to change their grade to a 'Pass' (P) instead of their final letter grade."
However, the announcement of this option also comes with the following cautionary note:
"We are strongly encouraging you to take time to consider these options and think carefully about the consequences of changing a letter grade to a 'P'. Your final grades will be available May 11 and you have until May 20 to make the decision that is in your best interest. Note that you may still need letter grades for access to courses with specific prerequisites, for first-year plan selection and perhaps for some merit-based scholarships and awards."
In the School of Computing, this new option affects two of the School's policies and rules:
"At least a 'C-' in all prerequisite courses"to
"At least a 'C-' (obtained in any term) or a 'Pass' (obtained in Winter 2020) in all prerequisite courses"
For general information about this option, please see the detailed FAQ on the Arts and Science COVID-19 Information page under 'FAQ for Undergraduate Students (On-Campus and Online)'.