Spring 2020 Grade FAQs

If you have questions about grades for the Spring 2020 semester, you've come to the right place. We've done our best to address your questions below, but if you still have questions, feel free to reach out to the Registrar.

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Yes. Students will indicate which classes they would like to receive S/U/F grades in by submitting this form. Faculty will submit final letter grades (A-F) for all students and the Registrar's Office will make the conversion to S/U/F based on the student's request.

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May 1, 2020. May 1 is the last day of the Spring 2020 semester and should give students enough time to access and understand their remote learning environments before a grading decision needs to be made.  This is an individualized decision and students will need to make the determination if a conversion of grades to S/U/F will be beneficial to them.

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No. Once students have submitted the form to the Registrar's Office, they cannot revoke the request.

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Complete this form by May 1 to request S/U/F grades in one or more classes.  Once submitted the request for S/U/F may not be revoked. Email requests for grade conversion to S/U/F will not be accepted.

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No. Students will submit the request to convert their letter (A-F) grades through an online form which will only be seen by the Registrar's Office. Faculty will submit final letter grades (A-F) to the Registrar's Office. The Registrar's Office will then convert letter grades (A-F) to S/U/F grades for students who submit a request.

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S (Satisfactory): A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C
U (Unsatisfactory): C-, D+, D, D-
F (Failing): F

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Champlain College already has a S/U/F grade scheme written into its policies in the College Catalog. The S/U/F grade scheme also helps us meet the needs of a course that has prerequisite grade minimums.

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It depends. Students who earn all letter grades (A-F), their term GPA will be calculated as normal along with their cumulative GPA.  

Students who request to convert all their letter grades (A-F) to S/U/F grades, will only receive a term GPA if the student earns F grades (0.0). S and U grades do not contribute to either your term or cumulative GPA.  If a student chooses all S/U/F grades and does not earn a "F" grade, the term GPA will be blank, and your cumulative GPA will be the same as the Fall 2019 semester. Students who started at the College this Spring will not have a cumulative GPA from the Fall 2019 semester.

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Any courses graded S/U/F as the course final grade will contribute to a student's overall attempted and completed credits.

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No.  'S' and 'U' grades do not contribute to your GPA and will not replace a previous failing grade.  Only a letter grade (A-F) will replace an F grade and contribute to your GPA.  Please speak to your faculty advisor or academic specialist if you are currently retaking a class and have further questions.

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Yes, both 'S' and 'U' grades count as passing.

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Only students who elect to receive letter grades (A-F) for a minimum of 12 credits will be considered for the Dean's and/or President's List.

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Some students, specifically those on academic plans for financial aid, and those who may be applying for state licensure and/or enrolled in EDU-490, may not be able to choose S/U/F grades. Please consult with your faculty advisor, the Registrar's Office and/or the Office of Financial Aid before making a decision.

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Courses taken with a S/U/F grading scheme will count towards your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for federal financial aid eligibility.  These courses will count towards the quantitative standard (pace towards degree) but not the qualitative requirement (GPA). Please see the College Catalog for more information about the SAP policy.

 Students currently on an Academic Plan for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) that includes a GPA component as part of their appeal to remain on federal financial aid should speak with the Office of Financial Aid prior to  submitting a request with the Registrar's Office. There are possible implications to your plan that need to be reviewed before you finalize your decision.

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Taking courses as S/U/F will not impact the institutional, federal or state financial aid assistance you are currently receiving.  Students with scholarships from organizations other than Champlain College we recommend that students review any possible implications with the scholarship awarding organizations.

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It depends.  All international students should work directly with the Director of International Student Services, before making a decision.  S and U grades do not contribute to a GPA and a GPA may be used to gauge progression in an academic program.

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Students will need to earn an S to meet the minimum grade requirements for the requisite course.

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Senior students who graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher will earn Latin Honors: Cum Laude is a GPA of 3.5 –3.64; Magna Cum Laude is 3.65–3.79; and Summa Cum Laude is 3.8–4.0.  Please see the College Catalog for more information about Latin Honors.

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Many colleges and universities have moved to some type of pass/fail option for their students this semester.  Awarding transfer credit is always at the discretion of the receiving institution. For students with specific concerns, we recommend that they contact the institution that they are applying to.

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Students should consult with their Dean's office to review the conditions of their Academic Recovery plan and make a plan moving forward.

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Students who have attempted 12 credits and have earned a term GPA of 2.0 or lower are considered for academic dismissal or probation. This policy, as articulated in the College Catalog, remains in place. For students who have a blank GPA, each student will be reviewed individually for evidence of satisfactory academic progress

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Friday, April 10, 2020.  Students should email their faculty advisor and academic specialist to withdraw from a course.   The deadline to withdraw from the College is Friday, April 24, 2020.

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