Spring 2020 semester grading policy

By UM News

Spring 2020 semester grading policy

By UM News
The Office of the Provost announced that graduate students may opt-in to a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option for the Spring 2020 semester.

For the Spring 2020 semester only, schools and colleges will allow graduate students to opt-in to taking some or all of their courses for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) or to continue with letter grades. For any course in which a student wants to retain their letter grades, no action is necessary.

  • This will allow graduate students to take any or all courses under this grading basis. Courses taken for (S/U) grades during Spring 2020 will count towards their degree requirements (subject to final Faculty Senate approval).
  • (S/U) grades are not calculated into a student's GPA, so some students may not have a semester GPA for Spring 2020.
  • If a student elects to take a course for S/U, they will receive a “S” if they earn a B or higher. If they earn a letter grade of B- or lower, they will receive a “U.”
  • The University of Miami will add a notation to the transcript key indicating the reason for the grade options for Spring 2020.
  • Students must submit an online request to receive (S/U) instead of a letter grade for each course they choose; the online form is available on the Registrar’s website. Students will have until 11:59 p.m. EST on May 8, to make this selection for each course they choose to take S/U. Grades, transcripts, and other semester academic records will be posted by May 21, as opposed to the originally planned date of May 13.

To read the original announcement from March 31, please visit coronavirus.miami.edu/updates-and-messages.