Winthrop University: Grading for Spring 2020

Grading for Spring 2020-Undergraduates

Members of the faculty and academic leadership at Winthrop University have approved additional 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 undergraduate students and faculty. In short, any undergraduate student who earns a D grade in Spring 2020 will automatically receive credit (CR) grades on their records, and the D will not be counted in the GPA calculation. Any undergraduate 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.  

This will help those students who have already opted into S/U as well. Any student who has already selected S/U and who earn a D-level grade will earn a CR and keep the credit hours. The CR 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.

 

Usual Grading System

Grading System for Spring 2020 only

Letter Grades

Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory

Letter Grades

Satisfactory/Credit/ Unsatisfactory

A

S

A

S

A-

A-

B+

B+

B

B

B-

B-

C+

C+

C

C

C-

C-

D+

U

CR

CR

D

D-

F

UN

UN

GPA—Full impact

GPA—No impact

GPA—Full impact A to C-

but no impact below C-

GPA—No impact

 

Last Updated: 10/24/22