Students – your resiliency this semester is inspiring. We know you will perform to the best of your abilities under these circumstances during finals week to finish strong.
We also know some of you have questions regarding the COVID19 special grading option this semester. Here are some details:
- Undergraduates should discuss the grading option and their personal situation with their advisor.
- Students should review all their grades before converting any to SD/UD. Once a grade is converted to SD/UD, you will not be able to convert it back to a letter grade.
- If an undergraduate earns a C or higher, and opts into the COVID-19 grading option, their grade will be converted to a SD. The SD will count for all University General Education, degree/major, and certificate requirements. The SD grade will not impact GPA in any way, positively or negatively.
- If an undergraduate earns a D or F in a course, and opts into the COVID-19 grading option, their grade will be converted to a UD. The UD grade does not satisfy any requirements, it does not count for credit, it does not impact GPA, and it cannot be used to fulfill a prerequisite on a course. Students may retake a course with a UD grade in a subsequent semester and receive credit in that semester. Both courses will remain on the record.
- The window to elect the COVID-19 grading option will begin on May 9th and will conclude on May 22nd at 11:59PM.
More details about this semester’s disruption grading is found here: registrar.wisc.edu/disruptiongrades/
An step-by-step guide on how to convert Spring 2020 grades is found here: kb.wisc.edu/registrar/101311This article was posted in Academics Corner.