S/U Grading Option Deadline Extended for Students
By Alli Dayton, Staff Writer
On Wednesday, March 24, the Registrar Brian Reese and the Dean of Academic Advising and Support Services Charmaine Cruise sent an email to the Gettysburg College student body informing them of a modification to the college’s S/U grading policy. The college faculty approved Thursday, May 20 as the deadline to select S/U as the grading option for a Spring 2021 course.
“Course(s) taken S/U for the Spring 2021 semester will count against the maximum of 6 courses allowed over a student’s academic career at Gettysburg College,” Reese and Cruise wrote.
Given the challenges of the pandemic, students welcomed the modifications.
“It is an effectual measure produced by the college to mitigate the academic issues arising from the pandemic,” said Alexander Bove ’24.
Students who select S/U as a grading option for a Spring 2021 course will be able to use those courses to satisfy major, minor, and curricular requirements if they receive a grade of “S.” This modification is the same as the one implemented for the Fall 2020 semester, where S/U courses counted against the maximum of 6 courses allowed and were permitted to satisfy requirements.
“Allowing this flexibility is a direct acknowledgement of the continued impact the pandemic is having on our community,” said Reese and Cruise.