Aug. 31: Course Withdrawal
The co-Provosts write regarding access changes to course withdrawal and pass/fail policies for the fall 2020 semester.
As the first week of the semester comes to a close, we write to thank you for the kindness, patience, and enthusiasm you have shown your peers, professors, and College staff both on-campus and virtually.
With that in mind, we wanted to share two important, interim changes to our academic policies that support student learning and engagement during this unique and challenging time. The changes are a result of the unexpected, multifaceted impacts of COVID-19, and they apply to only to the Fall 2020 semester:
Withdrawing from a course
The last day to withdraw from a Fall course will be on the last day of classes, which will be November 25.
Taking a course Pass/Fail
Students will have until November 13 to decide whether to take a course pass/fail.
Students who are taking 5 (five) 3- or 4-credit courses will be able to take 2 courses pass/fail. Students who are taking 4 (four) 3- or 4-credit courses will be able to take 1 course pass/fail.
Students can take most classes pass/fail, including general education courses and courses for their major or minor. This represents shifts from standing policy in terms of the deadline, number, and which courses can be chosen.
Interim Co-Provost and Dean of the Meehan School of Business
Interim Co-Provost and Dean of the May School of Arts and Sciences