Spring 2020 Alternate Grade Request

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a challenge to our state, nation, and world.  The entire Campbell University community has felt the stress and anxiety.  Students, in particular, are facing unique and unprecedented challenges.  To provide flexibility to students in these extraordinary and trying circumstances, the following final grade options are available on an individual course basis.

  • Students with an earned final course grade of A, B, or C may choose to replace it with a final course grade of S, “Satisfactory”.
  • Students with an earned final course grade of D may choose to replace it with a final course grade of P, “Pass”.
  • Students with an earned final course grade of F may choose to replace it with a final course grade of NC, “No Credit”.  However, students that were assigned a final course grade of F for academic misconduct are not allowed to select the grade of NC.

These grade options will apply only to Spring 2020 final grades for Main Campus undergraduate courses and Spring II Adult and Online Education (AOE) undergraduate courses, both of which transitioned to remote instruction on March 16, 2020. Before a grade of S, P, or NC is chosen, a student must consider the implications carefully.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their academic advisor before choosing the S, P, or NC option.

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Deadlines

The last day to select the S, P, or NC final grade option, the “S/P/NC decision date”, for a course is:

  • May 5, 2020 for May 2020 graduation candidates
  • May 8, 2020 for all other undergraduate students

After the S/P/NC decision date, the S, P, or NC option is no longer available.

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FAQ

View the most frequently asked questions about the Spring 2020 Alternate Grade Request

  • Students with an earned final course grade of A, B, or C may choose to replace it with a final course grade of S, “Satisfactory”.
  • Students with an earned final course grade of D may choose to replace it with a final course grade of P, “Pass”.
  • Students with an earned final course grade of F may choose to replace it with a final course grade of NC, “No Credit”. However, students that were assigned a final course grade of F for academic misconduct are not allowed to select the grade of NC.

Graduate and Professional programs will determine alternate grading options for their programs when appropriate. Please monitor communication from your program for information.  If programs adopt alternate grade options for students, we will add links here.

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences professional and graduate students will be able to opt-in for a Satisfactory/Fail (S/F) grade option on an individual course basis for the Spring 2020 term.  Full details can be found here:  https://cphs.campbell.edu/student-resources/spring-2020-grade-policy-changes/

Divinity School
The Divinity School graduate program has opted for an alternate grading option of CR/NC for Spring 2020 courses. Please contact your faculty advisor for additional processing information.

Yes.  A student may choose to replace earned final course grades on an individual course basis.

The last day to select the S, P, or NC final grade option, the “S/P/NC decision date”, for a course is May 5, 2020, for May 2020 graduation candidates and May 8, 2020, for all other undergraduate students.  After the S/P/NC decision date, the S, P, or NC option is no longer available.

No.  Once an earned course grade has been replaced by an S, P, or NC, it cannot be changed back to the traditional letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F.

The S, P, and NC options are not available for final course grades of W, I, and IC.

Courses with final grades of S and P will count as credit hours earned.   Courses with final grades of NC will not count as credit hours earned. 

Courses with final grades of S, P, and NC will accrue zero quality points per hour, thereby having a neutral effect upon grade point average (GPA). 

Regular Grading System*

Grade Quality Points Per Credit Hour Credit Hours Earned
A 4 Yes
B 3 Yes
C 2 Yes
D 1 Yes
F 0 No

*Counts towards GPA & quality points. Will appear on transcript

Alternate Grading System – Spring 2020 ONLY

Earned Grade Replacement Grade** Quality Points Per Credit Hour Credit Hours Earned
A S 0 Yes
B S 0 Yes
C S 0 Yes
D P 0 Yes
F NC 0 No

**Only Replacement grades will appear on unofficial and official transcripts with no impact on GPA

Yes. If you select the alternate grading option and receive a grade of S or P, the course will count towards all appropriate degree requirements. If you receive a grade of NC the course will not count towards any degree requirements.

Courses with a final grade of S meet the requirements where a “C or better” is required. Please note that the Registrar’s office will be working in future weeks to adjust My Progress to recognize the S grade in this capacity. We ask for your patience as you reference your My Progress page.

S, P, and NC grades will not contribute to eligibility for Dean’s list, President’s list, or Latin honors for graduation. Courses with a final grade of S meet the requirements where a “C or better” is required.

Before a grade of S, P, or NC is chosen, a student must consider the implications carefully.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their academic advisor before choosing the S, P, or NC option. Certain benefits like scholarships, athletic eligibility, financial aid, tuition assistance, Veteran’s Affairs, course transfer to another institution, and others might be affected or jeopardized.  In certain circumstances, it may not benefit a student to use the S,  P, or NC option.

Departmental policies, graduate/professional program admission requirements, and rules regarding external accreditations, among other factors, may influence a student’s decision. However, the choice to designate any course S, P, or NC and the consequences for doing so, reside with the individual student.

Application and admission to graduate/professional school, applications to sit for professional licensure exams, and others might be affected or jeopardized. In certain circumstances, it may not benefit a student to use the S, P, or NC option. Before a grade of S, P, or NC is chosen, a student must consider the implications carefully.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and speak with the external agency before choosing the S, P, or NC option.

Departmental policies, graduate/professional program admission requirements, and rules regarding external accreditations, among other factors, may influence a student’s decision. However, the choice to designate any course S, P, or NC and the consequences for doing so, reside with the individual student.

Students with Academic Progress status of Warning, Unsatisfactory or Appeal for financial aid purposes are strongly encouraged to consult with the Office of Financial Aid before making any decisions about the S, P, or NC option.

Departmental policies, graduate/professional program admission requirements, and rules regarding external accreditations, among other factors, may influence a student’s decision. However, the choice to designate any course S, P, or NC and the consequences for doing so, reside with the individual student.

If you have questions or need additional information please contact the Financial Aid office at: financialaid@campbell.edu

Follow the link below.  You must submit a separate form for each class you wish to replace.

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