Friday, April 17, 2020

Email to Students from Provost: Spring 2020 Grading Options Website is Open

Dear Students,

I hope you are safe and healthy as we continue to teach and learn remotely. I am writing to follow up on my earlier message that announced the university’s grading policy for the Spring 2020 semester. 

You probably recall that in the earlier message I said that the final grade for all courses in Spring 2020 will be Pass/Fail or, for graduate courses, Satisfactory/Fail, unless you visit a special website and change the grading method back to letter grading. The website for making your grading choices is now ready.  To make a change, please visit:

Remember, Pass/Fail and S/F are the default grade methods this semester.  In other words, if you do nothing, you will receive P/F or S/F for each of your courses.  If you wish to receive your earned letter grade for any of your courses you will need to visit the website and make that choice.  You can choose separately for each of your courses and you can make modifications to your grading method as many times as you like until the last day to opt-out for the course, which is listed on the website (generally the last day of that class). The website is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Recall that all minimum grade requirements will be satisfied by a mark of P or S, but no changes have been made to grading policies for students who choose for their final course grade to be recorded in the regular (letter) grading method.

To understand the impact of your selection, please review pertinent details about Spring 2020 grading:

Questions or problems with the website should be directed to Keeplearning@umd.edu.
With all best wishes,

Mary Ann Rankin