University makes academic adjustments to support student success during COVID-19
Grambling, La – Grambling State University announced an extension for dropping classes as well as the addition of a pass or fail option for students following a Spring semester interrupted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“This is a crisis moment in world history and it requires that we respond to student needs with extreme sensitivity to these unique learning circumstances,” said President Gallot. “It’s understandable that student performance may be hindered by all sorts of trauma and challenges, including the virus itself. Adding a pass or fail option is an important indicator that we are in full support of those students who choose to persevere for the sake of their education.”
The last day for Grambling State students to drop a class has extended to May 21, 2020, after they’ve seen their final grades in order to support a more informed decision on the overall effect of the semester on their collegiate transcript. After students have reviewed their final grades in May, they will have several other options concerning their semester courses including the following:
students who do not have adequate technology and were passing a course at mid-term (mid-semester) are eligible to receive an IP grade (In Progress);
students who want to convert a grade earned in a course to a Pass/Fail will need to submit a request form to receive a Pass/Fail grade by May 21; students may drop the course; or students may choose to keep their assigned grade.
“Flexible grading options will provide relief for students from some of the stress of this semester’s dramatic adjustments to their instruction model,” said Dr. Connie Walton, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We are very proud that our students have continued to work hard at learning and preparing to innovate in their chosen fields in spite of the circumstances, but we don’t want to let their transcripts suffer because of COVID-19.”
More detailed information on the University’s Spring 2020 Academic Policies can be found at gram.edu. More on the University’s COVID-19 response can be found at gram.edu/coronavirus.