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May
2021
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14:26 PM
America/Chicago

Deadline Approaching for Regular Session S/U Grading Option on May 23

The University of Houston-Downtown will offer students the option to select S/U grades for the Spring 2021 Regular Academic Session. If students have not activated this grading policy yet and would like to, the deadline is May 23 at 5 p.m.

The S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) grading option allows students to choose the S or U grading option instead of a traditional letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F). Choosing the S/U option will not impact a student’s GPA. Students are allowed to choose this option on a course-by-course basis. If a student wishes not to pursue the S/U grade option for any of your courses, no action is needed at any time – you will earn a traditional letter grade.

To request the S/U grading option, follow these steps:

  • Students should contact their instructor(s) directly requesting the S/U grading option via email or Blackboard (or other method specified by your professor). The request must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to each faculty member for each course. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for Timeline and Requirements for Grading.
     
  • With Spring 2021 grades expected to post in Blackboard by the designated session deadline, students will have an opportunity after viewing their letter grade to consider requesting the S/U option.

If a student chooses the S/U option for any of their courses, the grades will be assigned as follows:

  • For undergraduate courses, a C or above will count as Satisfactory and hours will count toward graduation. For undergraduate courses with a D or F will count as Unsatisfactory and hours will not count toward graduation.
     
  • For graduate courses, a B or above will count as Satisfactory and hours will count toward graduation. Graduate courses with a C, D or F will count as Unsatisfactory and hours will not count toward graduation.

Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor about the possible implications of selecting the S/U grade option with respect to making progress toward a degree and considering applications to graduate programs. Also, students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid regarding impacts the S/U grading option could have on aid.

Find more information about this grading option, visit the Registrar’s website.