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Emergency Grades - Fall 2020

Undergraduate Grade Options for Fall 2020

Due to recent hurricanes and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, emergency grade options of Pass (P), Emergency D (ED), and Emergency F (EF) are available for the Fall 2020 semester. Emergency grades are available for undergraduate students, with the exception of students in the College of Nursing & Allied Health Professions. Graduate students are not eligible for emergency grades.

The grading process for Fall 2020 is as follows:

  • Faculty will grade students as usual at the end of the semester and submit the final letter grade (A, B, C, D, F) earned by the student to the Registrar's Office using the standard grade submission process.
  • The option to convert a grade can be requested by the student after final grades are posted to student transcripts. Students may request to replace a letter grade of:
    • C or better with a grade of P (Pass);
    • D with a letter grade of ED (Emergency D);
    • F with a letter grade of EF (Emergency F);
    • FN with a letter grade of EF (Emergency F); or
    • FS with a letter grade of EF (Emergency F).

Students must submit a request to convert to P/ED/EF to the Office of the University Registrar. 


How do I request an emergency grade?

Students will be able to request an emergency grade by submitting an Emergency Grade Request to the Office of the University Registrar beginning December 3, 2020 and ending at 11:59 p.m. December 18, 2020.


How long after submitting my request will the emergency grades appear on my records?
Emergency grade requests will be processed in the order they are received. Due to the anticipated volume of requests, students should allow the following time for their request to be processed:
  • 2-3 weeks for requests to be reflected on your transcript and on Degree Works

Can I check the status of my request after I submit? 
Once your request has been reviewed by the Registrar’s Office you will receive an email that indicates your form’s status.

Students can also check the status of their request following the steps below:

1. Log in to Dynamic Forms (use your ULID and password)
2. Click on “Forms History”
3. Click on the PDF icon
4. Review the “Office Use Only” section at the bottom of the form and you will see one of the following 3 statuses:

  • Form Status = No choice selected:  This means your form has been received but has not yet been reviewed
  • Form Status = Processed:  This means your form has been reviewed and your grade has been changed
  • Form Status = Unable to Process: This means your form has been reviewed and your grade was not changed. The reason will be listed.

How do the P, ED, EF grades affect GPA?
  • Grades of P, ED, and EF will not be factored into the student's grade point average.
  • A grade of P will provide academic credit and will count toward curricular, major, minor, academic progress, and graduation requirements. A grade of ED will also count toward such requirements provided a grade of C is not required in the student’s curriculum.
  • A grade of ED will also count toward such requirements provided a grade of C is not required in the student's curriculum. 

FAQs on how emergency grades (pass/fail) affect TOPS Recipients and Non-TOPS Recipients