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The University of Texas at Arlington Provost

 

April 20, 2020

Dear Students,

As we continue our conversion from face-to-face classes to online learning, the University is making adjustments to facilitate the transition. Accordingly, Pass/Fail dates are being extended for the spring 2020 semester. These adjustments are detailed below:

  • Students have until May 22 to elect a course or courses to be graded Pass/Fail. See the list of courses eligible for Pass/Fail grading.
  • Grades for the spring semester will post on May 20 and students will have two days after grades post to elect to change their grades from letter grade to Pass/Fail for eligible courses.
  • There is no change in drop date for the spring semester. It remains April 28.

All other temporary Pass/Fail and Drop Date Policy Changes remain in effect and are detailed below:

  • If a student does not want a course to be graded Pass/Fail they do not have to take action; the current grading scheme will apply to the course.
  • The decision on which classes are eligible for Pass/Fail option is the decision of each college/school’s curriculum committee. The implementation of the policy will be handled by the Registrar’s Office.
  • At the undergraduate level, courses with grades of A, B, C, and D are eligible for a Pass grade.
  • At the undergraduate level, a Pass grade would not have an impact on a student’s grade point average, while a Fail (F) grade would.
  • At the graduate level, courses with grades of A, B, and C are eligible for a Pass grade.
  • At the graduate level, a Pass grade would not have an impact on a student’s grade point average, while D and Fail (F) grades would.
  • Courses that are pre-requisites for upper-division classes at the undergraduate level and require a C or better for progression in the program will need to be retaken by the student at a future time, and a letter grade earned, if the Pass/Fail option is elected in spring 2020.
  • Courses that are pre-requisites for other graduate courses and require a B or better for progression in the program will need to be retaken by the student at a future time, and a letter grade earned, if the Pass/Fail option is elected in spring 2020.
  • Students will have to consult with their instructor and academic advisor before they make a decision to either drop a course or choose the Pass/Fail option. They are also encouraged to discuss their decision with the Office of Financial Aid to determine if there are any financial implications to their decision.

If you have questions regarding these policies, please refer to the FAQs posted at uta.edu/announcements/coronavirus/pass-fail-grade-faq and reach out to your academic advisor and your instructors. After consulting with them, if you have questions or feedback please complete the form.

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Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The University of Texas at Arlington

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