What Is The Credit/No Credit Policy For The Fall 2020 Semester?

What Is The Credit/No Credit Policy For The Fall 2020 Semester?

As we enter the final two months of the Fall 2020 semester, UWM wants to remind students that the university’s regular credit/no credit policy is back in effect and there are no plans to offer an emergency credit/no credit option at the end of the Fall 2020 semester. The option had been offered on a temporary basis only for Spring 2020 after the pandemic abruptly disrupted that semester. Students can make an appeal for a change in grading basis to credit/no credit by contacting their academic advisor.

Drop deadline

Please also keep in mind that the drop deadline for full semester courses is Sunday, Nov. 8. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your advisor or instructor as soon as possible.

Students in quarantine or isolation

A student in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 should work with instructors to complete coursework or take an Incomplete until recovered so that coursework can be completed.

Academic resources

We remain mindful of the challenges posed by COVID-19 and encourage all students to take advantage of resources available to support their academic success, especially those concerned about grades due to extraordinary circumstances related to the pandemic.

  • All meetings for advising, tutoring and other supplemental instruction are taking place in a virtual environment.
  • All students should be keeping in touch regularly with their academic advisor. For undergraduates, contact information for each school or college and other helpful links can be found at this UWM Academic Affairs webpage.
  • Tutoring and supplemental instruction from the Student Success Center, Writing Center and other services are also happening in a virtual environment using the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra platform, which students can access through Canvas. More information and sign up is available on the Student Success Center website.
  • Instructors are holding regular office hours using Microsoft Teams and/or Blackboard Collaborate.
  • The Dean of Students Office also can help address challenges or issues that might affect a student’s academics.

These services are available for all students for all online and in-person classes, regardless of whether they are living in University Housing, off campus or taking courses virtually while living at home with family.

Story posted Nov. 3, 2020