Winthrop University: Grading for Spring 2020-Graduate Students

Grading for Spring 2020-Graduate Students

Members of the graduate faculty and academic leadership at Winthrop University have approved changes to the Spring 2020 grading policies in order to further minimize the potential negative impacts of the shift to remote instruction on student performance.  As a result, we are providing this additional guidance for all graduate students and faculty. In short, any graduate student who earns a B-, C+, C grade in Spring 2020 will automatically receive credit (CR) grades on their records, and the grades will not be counted in the GPA calculation. Any graduate student receiving an F in Spring 2020 will automatically receive an unsatisfactory (UN) grade on their record, and the F will not be counted in the GPA calculation.

These details are spelled out in the chart below and in the FAQs, flowchart, and GPA calculation examples. Please read them carefully before reaching out to faculty, advisors, and student services professionals with additional questions. The grading system chart below will also be helpful in understanding the grading system for the spring semester.

 

Grading System for Graduate Students

Usual Grading System

Grading System for Spring 2020 only

Letter Grades

Letter Grades

A

A

A-

A-

B+

B+

B

B

B-

CR

C+

C

F

UN

GPA—Full impact

GPA—Full impact A to B

Last Updated: 10/5/22