Emergency Grading Accommodation – Interim Policy

Emergency Grading Accommodation – Interim Policy

Many students have asked whether whether the University would shift to a credit/no credit grading policy this semester. The short answer is yes.

Chancellor Mark Mone made the announcement to students in an email March 30.

“All undergraduate students will receive a letter grade in each of their Spring 2020 courses by the grade deadline of May 21. Students will have until July 3 to exercise their option to designate each eligible Spring 2020 course to be graded on a credit/no credit basis or to keep the grade they received. Students who earn a C- or better in a course may opt for the credit/no credit option for that course,” Mone wrote.

The current limitations on the number of courses/credits for the credit/no credit option are being suspended for the spring semester. Each school/college has until April 14 to designate a limited number of courses as ineligible for the credit/no credit grading option due to licensing/certification/accreditation requirements. Students will have until July 3 to designate classes as credit/no credit by downloading a form and submitting it to their academic advisor as an email attachment from their UWM email account.

The new interim policy on emergency grading accommodation for undergraduate students is available online. Students should consult with their academic advisor with questions about this policy and procedures.

The University is also working on implementing a similar policy for graduate students.

Story posted March 31, 2020