Spring 2020 Guidance Regarding Undergraduate Programs

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To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Governor of the State of Connecticut has instituted social distancing measures. In response, the University moved all courses to online. Recognizing the difficulties of this move, the University Senate approved a temporary rule change concerning course grades for the 2020 spring semester. In accordance with this rule change, the School of Nursing faculty have agreed upon the following for its undergraduate programs, the Bachelor of Science (BS) and the Certificate Entry into Nursing - Bachelor of Science (CEIN-BS) programs.

Grading for the 2020 Spring Semester for Students in the School of Nursing’s Undergraduate Programs

  • The School of Nursing will accept the letter grade of “P” as a passing grade for any undergraduate course, that is, any prerequisite course or course within the major, taken in the 2020 spring semester by students in the school’s BS and CEIN-BS programs.
  • Students in the school’s BS and CEIN-BS programs may place any course, that is, any prerequisite course or course within the major, on P/F grading through May 1, 2020, using the University Registrar’s Request Form.


What does it mean to put courses on P/F?

If you place a course on P/F grading, you still need to complete all the course requirements. The instructor will grade the course and submit a weighted grade (“A” through “D-”). If you request the course to be on P/F grading through May 1, 2020, the Registrar will convert the weighted grade (“A” through “D-”) to a “P” on your transcript. If the weighted grade is an “F,” the grade on your transcript will remain an “F.”

Please note: A course taken on P/F grading is not included in the computation of the semester or cumulative GPA, but a grade below “C” makes the student ineligible for the Dean’s List. Please consult your School of Nursing advisor and the University Registrar’s Temporary Rule Change for Pass/Fail Grading Website for more guidance.

Students pursuing a minor in another department or school should consult an advisor in that department or school before placing a course on P/F grading.

  • If students in the school’s BS and CEIN-BS programs choose to keep course grades as weighted, the School of Nursing will accept a grade of “D-” or above as passing for any undergraduate course, that is, any prerequisite course or course within the major, taken in the 2020 spring semester.


Withdrawing

Students may be permitted to withdraw from 2020 spring semester courses through May 1. Please consult your School of Nursing advisor if you are considering withdrawing from a course.

Information for Admitted Transfer Students who will Begin the School of Nursing BS Program in Fall 2020

  • The School of Nursing will accept the letter grade of “P” for any undergraduate course, that is, any prerequisite course or course within the major (NURS course), taken in the 2020 spring semester by students who will transfer into the school in fall 2020.
  • Current University of Connecticut students who are transferring into the School of Nursing in fall 2020 may place any course, that is, any prerequisite course or course within the major (NURS course), they are taking in the 2020 spring semester on P/F grading through May 1, 2020, using the University Registrar’s Request Form.

Information for Potential Applicants to the School of Nursing’s Undergraduate Programs who are Taking General Education and Prerequisite Courses in the 2020 Spring Semester

General education and prerequisite courses taken during the 2020 spring semester with the letter grade “P” will count towards the School of Nursing’s admissions requirements. You do not need to seek approval from the School of Nursing to place these courses on P/F grading.