COVID-19 Related Policy Adjustments

In light of the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, a few college policies have been adjusted in an effort to provide students with flexibility without compromising the integrity of the academic program. Changes for the impacted semesters are detailed below. 

Fall 2022 & Spring 2023

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Grading

One non-FYS course offered for a letter grade may be changed to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading. Courses changed to S/U will not affect a student's cumulative or term GPA. To receive a grade of S in a course the student must earn the equivalent of a grade of D or higher. Courses in which a student earns a grade of S will be allowed to meet a major, minor, or Core requirement.

Where a minimum grade is required to satisfy a degree requirement, such as with the First- and Second-Stage Writing Requirements, confirmation from the instructor or department/program chair that the student would have earned the minimum grade required to satisfy the requirement will be needed.

The deadline to make this change is now the last day of classes.  The deadlines can be reviewed in the Academic Calendar. No changes will be accepted after the deadline without an approved Petition for Special Consideration.

In order to change a course from a letter grade to S/U students will log-in to MyOxy and follow this path: Academics > Registrar Online Forms > Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade Change. All courses being taken for a letter grade for the current semester will be displayed. Students will then select the course that they would like to convert to S/U and click the "Submit" button.  

Please note: 

  • You may only submit the form once
  • Should a student need to make a change to their selection, they will need to contact registrar@oxy.edu by the last day of classes.
  • Students may change their Fall 2022 courses to S/U beginning on the first day of classes of the fall semester.
  • Students may change their Spring 2023 courses to S/U beginning on the first day of classes of the spring semester.

Dean's List

Full-time first-year students who complete at least eight units for a letter grade and have a semester GPA of 3.5 or better are eligible for the Dean’s List. All other students registered full-time students who complete at least twelve units for a letter grade and have a semester GPA of 3.5 or better are eligible for the Dean’s List. This honor will appear on the student’s transcript.

Transfer Credit

Students can review the transfer credit policy in College Catalog, here.