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End of Semester Grading Updates

As we approach the final day of classes, we wanted to remind you about the various grading options still available to you this semester, and clarify information about the petition process if you decide change your grading basis beyond the initial deadline.

The deadline to change your grading basis in OPUS (from letter grade to S/U or vice versa) is 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 27.

Grading Basis Changes

S/U Option
Some students may be reluctant to use the S/U option due to concerns about the impact of S/U on medical or professional school applications. Colleges and Universities fully understand that grades from this semester will need to be understood within the context of COVID-19 and many have publicly stated this. If S/U is the best option for you this semester, please consider this choice.

After April 27, you can request a change to your grading basis through a simple petition process. The petition is our mechanism to ensure that a late change to S/U won’t negatively affect your academic progress, and to safeguard against changes by a student undergoing an Honor Council investigation.

We anticipate approving most requests.

The Spring 2020 Grading Basis Petition process will open at 12.01 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28. The deadline for petition submission varies.

  • For graduating seniors - 11.59 p.m. on Monday, May 11.
  • All other students - 11.59 p.m. on Monday, May 18

Students are still eligible to request an incomplete grade in Spring 2020 courses. Students considering this option should reach out to their OUE Academic Advisor as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns about these grading options, please reach out to our team at and you may also review the FAQ about grading options.

Shari Obrentz, Associate Dean, Office for Undergraduate Education
Dan Dillard, Assistant Dean, Office for Undergraduate Education
Steve Savage, Associate Director, Office for Undergraduate Education