Academic Policy Changes for Spring 2020

Provost Karim provides updates on grading policies

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Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

The transition to remote learning resulting from the COVID-19 emergency has caused significant disruption to students’ educational experience this semester. Recognizing this unprecedented situation, UMass Dartmouth faculty and administration have authorized revised academic policy changes to provide students with greater flexibility in progressing in their degrees.

For the spring 2020 semester, students will be allowed to:

  • withdraw (W) from a course until April 29, 2020;
  • request an Incomplete (I) until May 9, 2020; and
  • select a Pass/No Credit (P/NC) option until May 15, 2020.

These options allow students to evaluate their individual academic and financial circumstances and determine the best path forward.

Please note that graduate and undergraduate students must have completed the minimum number of credits required for their degree and have a final cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Graduate students must have completed the minimum number of credits required for their degree and have a final cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Specific college/school or departmental requirements may also apply. Students should consult with their advisor.

I am now working with the deans, Registrar and Financial Aid Offices, and my staff on implementation details, ensuring that students will not be impacted by unanticipated consequences. Additional information on the new Pass/No Credit Option will be provided to the campus community no later than April 10th.

Sincerely, 

 

Mohammad Karim
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
Chief Operating Officer



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