Modified Grading Policy Spring 2020
Warren County Community College is taking measures to ensure that our entire college community stays healthy during the COVID-19 Pandemic. As we continue to deliver instruction and services remotely, we must consider the process for student grading and degree completion. We will institute the following modifications to our final grading policies for the Spring 2020 semester. These temporary changes are in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and its effect on how we deliver instruction and measure student performance.
Here is a summary of those changes:
- Students who attended classes through April 1st have the following options:
- If the student fails a course, they will automatically be assigned an Administrative Withdrawal grade (AW)
- If the student earns a D, C, or C+, they can request a “P” grade rather than a letter grade. The “P” Grade will be calculated similar as a transfer credit and not be calculated in the GPA
- A, B+, and B grades will remain the same
- Students who stopped attending before April 1st would receive an “XF” with the last date of attendance reported.
- At the end of the Spring 2020 semester, students will temporarily see the actual grades they have earned on their transcript.
- If letter grading adversely limits a student’s ability to meet the minimum GPA requirement for graduation, the College will waive the GPA requirement for graduation.
- These temporary changes will not negatively impact a student’s academic standing. Students who fail to improve their Academic Standing via their actual grade, will have the same Academic Standing as at the end of Fall 2019.
I know that many of you have expressed concerns about your grades this semester and the impact they may have on your academic record. Please be assured that these modifications mean the following: Your academic record can only improve or stay the same at the end of this semester; it cannot decline.
It is our hope that these modifications will minimize the concerns and stress that students are facing due to the transition to an all online delivery.