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COVID-19 Pass/Fail Grading Schema

Effective for Term 6 2020

Student Information
(Revised 5-7-20)

In recognition of the added stress and anxiety that the COVID-19 pandemic presents in our students’ lives, the following Pass/Fail Grading Schema introduce last term has been extended into Term 6 2020.  Please contact your Instructor or Advisor/Academic Success Counselor with any questions.

Effective immediately, Post University is extending the COVID-19 Pass/Fail grading option for courses offered in Term 6 2020.  Students are welcome to opt-in to Pass/Fail grading on a course-by-course basis by completing the Pass/Fail Opt-In Form available on the Student Portal.  Pass/Fail grading is defined by the following:

Undergraduate Students: Undergraduate students who earn a 60% or higher in the course will be assigned a grade of Pass (P), which will not impact GPA.  Undergraduate students who earn less than a 60% in their course will earn a Fail (F), which will impact GPA.  The grade of UF will remain unchanged and will be assigned to students who have not participated since Week 4.

Graduate Students: Graduate students who earn a 70% or higher in the course will be assigned a grade of Pass (P), which will not impact GPA.  Graduate students who earn less than 70% in their course will earn a Fail (F), which will impact GPA.  The grade of UF will remain unchanged and will be assigned to students who have not participated since Week 4.

It is important to note that while all courses are eligible for Pass/Fail grading, not all students will wish to take advantage of this grading schema.

Student PopulationConcernRecommended Action for the Student
Students on Military Tuition Assistance or VA Education BenefitsDue to the GPA and letter grade requirements of the various military service branches’ tuition assistance policies, military students using a tuition assistance program may not be able to choose Pass/Fail grading.Contact your Military ASC to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of Pass/Fail grading.  Before opting in to Pass/Fail grading, students must sign a disclosure that explains this choice may negatively affect the GPA used for Tuition Assistance in the future.
Students using Employer BenefitsEmployers often have a minimum grade that must be earned to receive tuition benefits.  They may not accept Pass/Fail grading.Check with your employer to determine if they will accept a Pass (P) grade for the spring semester or Term 5.  If they will, contact your Advisor or ASC to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of Pass/Fail grading.
MS Counseling and Human Services StudentsMS Counseling and Human Services students may one day choose to apply for counseling licensure in various states.  It is uncertain if licensing boards will accept Pass/Fail grading.Contact your ASC to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of Pass/Fail grading.
Students in Honors Program Courses or completing Honors Program ContractsTo earn Honors Program Distinction credit for an Honors Program course (or as part of an Honors Program contract), students must earn a B- or higher.Contact your Advisor or ASC to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of Pass/Fail grading.  For further information, contact Linda Kobylarz (LKobylarz@post.edu) or Caitlyn Grant (CGrant@post.edu).
Dually-enrolled High School Academy StudentsHigh Schools may require students who are dually-enrolled in college courses to earn a grade for their high school transcript.  They may not accept Pass/Fail grading.Check with your high school to determine if they will accept a Pass (P) grade for the spring semester or Term 5.  If they will, contact our High School Academy Director, Chad McGuire (CMcguire@post.edu), to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of Pass/Fail grading.
Main Campus Student AthletesMain Campus student athletes on probation must maintain a 2.00 to remain eligible to play.  The NCAA has determined that Pass grades will suffice to demonstrate that students are making progress towards the terms of their probation.Contact your Advisor to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of Pass/Fail grading.
Students on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Warning and SAP ReviewMost students on SAP Warning or SAP Review need to achieve a specific GPA to ensure  satisfactory progress to graduation.Contact your Advisor or ASC and your SAP Specialist to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of Pass/Fail grading.
Steinbeis School of International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) StudentsIt is uncertain whether Pass/Fail grading will be accepted as transfer credit back to SIBE.Check with your SIBE advisor to determine if SIBE will accept a Pass (P) grade for Term 5.  If they will, contact your ASC to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of Pass/Fail grading.
Students seeking Spring 2020 President’s List or Deans’ List recognitionStudents who choose Pass/Fail grading for one of more of their courses will not be eligible for the Spring 2020 President’s List or Deans’ ListContact your ASC to discuss the benefits and disadvantages or opting-out of the Pass/Fail grading.
OtherIt is uncertain whether Pass/Fail grading will be accepted (1) as transfer credit to another University or (2) to meet graduate school admissions requirements.Contact your ASC to discuss the benefits and disadvantages or opting-out of the Pass/Fail grading.

Students who wish to opt-in to Pass/Fail grading for individual courses must complete the Pass/Fail Opt-In Form by the Wednesday of Week 7: June 17, 2020.  The process to opt-in will change slightly in Term 6. Additional details on how to access and submit the Pass/Fail Opt-In Form will be available shortly.

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