Fall 2020 Pass (P) Grade Option Policy

As we continue to operate in a remote environment and navigate the challenges of the pandemic, I write to update you on a decision regarding the grading policy for the fall  2020 semester.

Dear USF Community,

As we continue to operate in a remote environment and navigate the challenges of the pandemic, I write to update you on a decision regarding the grading policy for the fall  2020 semester. This policy applies to all schools except School of Law.

The deans and I have approved the policy to allow students to choose a Pass (P) grade for some or all of the classes they are taking this semester. The decision was made in consultation with ASUSF leadership, the USF Faculty Association and USF Part-Time Faculty Association Rapid Response Team, Council of Associate Deans, Core Advisory Committee, Continuity of Instruction Working Group, and Provost’s Council. As in the spring 2020 semester, students will have the ability to make this decision only during a one-week window after final letter grades are posted at the end of the semester. Some classes will be exempt from this policy, and students must consult with their academic advisers and other faculty before making decisions. Please review the full policy carefully. More details regarding exceptions, considerations, and the implementation process will be posted in the coming weeks on the policy page. 

These unprecedented times present unique and far-reaching challenges to all members of the USF community. Our faculty and staff are working tirelessly to support students as they continue their education. It is my hope that this grading policy change helps alleviate anxiety and provides students with the flexibility they need to focus on their studies and reaching their academic goals. 

If you have any questions about grading options, please reach out to your academic adviser, faculty, or dean’s office. 

Sincerely,
Tyrone Cannon signature

Tyrone H. Cannon
Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Thursday, Oct 01