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
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.
- You may only submit the form once.
- Should a student need to make a change to their selection, they will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- How does S/U affect my overall, semester, major, and minor GPAs?
- How does this affect my academic standing?
- How does this affect my progress toward my degree?
- How will graduate schools interpret a S or U on my transcript?
- What should I do if I want to go to medical school?
- What should I do if I want to go to Law School?
- How does electing to take a course S/U affect my Oxy Aid, Oxy scholarships, or my Federal Financial Aid?
- How will receiving S/U rather than a letter grade affect my off-campus scholarship?
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.
Students can review the transfer credit policy in College Catalog, here.