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Mar. 17, 2020 – Pass/Fail option extended to all undergraduate classes

Posted by on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Community Messages.

Dear undergraduate students,

In light of the extraordinary circumstances under which you will be completing your spring semester, the deans of the Blair School of Music, the College of Arts and Science, Peabody College of education and human development, and the School of Engineering have agreed to extend the deadline for students to change their enrollments from graded to pass/fail grading basis. To be clear, all undergraduate classes, regardless of prior status, are now eligible for pass/fail grading.

The original deadline of January 20 has been extended to April 10. In addition, most policies that surround pass/fail enrollments have been suspended for the spring 2020 semester to allow classes in any category of degree requirement to be taken pass/fail, even if not typically allowed under normal circumstances.

Prior to the April 10 deadline, undergraduate students will receive a communication with instructions on how to make pass/fail selections if they so desire. There is no need to submit any requests at this time. For more information, please see this FAQ from the Office of the University Registrar.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we have navigated these unprecedented events. Please continue to stay informed about the university’s response at vu.edu/coronavirus.

Sincerely,

Susan R. Wente
Interim Chancellor and Provost

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