Fall Grading Options

S/U Grading Option Policy – Fall Semester 2020
As part of Minot State University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all students shall have the
option to convert any or all letter grades (A-F) they earn in their undergraduate classes during the
fall semester 2020 to S/U grades.

  • Before choosing this grading option for one or more of their classes, students should consult
    with their academic advisors and the Financial Aid office regarding potential impact to their
    financial aid, licensure requirements, and graduate school admissions.
  • In addition, student-athletes should consult with the Director of Compliance for MSU
    Athletics prior to choosing this option. Veterans and active duty military personnel, as well
    as their spouses and dependents who are entitled to benefits, should consult with MSU’s
    Military Resource Center prior to choosing this grading option.
  • Students must initiate “opt-in” to S/U grading.
  • Students can change to S/U grading from December 14, 2020 through December 30, 2020.
    The change to S/U grading is permanent; therefore, students may want to wait until their
    grades are posted to request S/U grading.
  • An “S” grade includes A-C grades in the standard A-F grading scheme and “U” includes D and
    F grades. S/U grades will not impact the student’s GPA.
  • Academic Standing and Honors will be reviewed closely and exceptions made on a case-bycase
  • This policy overrides all program-level grading policies currently in effect at Minot State,
    including those related to courses within the major, pre-requisite courses, and maximum
    number of credits that a student can earn with S/U grades.
  • A notation on the transcript for fall semester 2020 will indicate the extraordinary
    circumstances that occurred during this term.