Recent updates for the IUPUI community
Issued on March 28, 2020, by Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of University College Jay Gladden
IUPUI has approved new flexibility with grade policies to support student success in Spring 2020 coursework. Both of these options protect students' GPAs from the negative impact of grades they might consider lower than what they would earn in more normal circumstances.
- Satisfactory Grade Option. This option converts a grade of a solid C or higher to an S-Satisfactory. The S grade satisfies degree requirements and pre-requisites for future classes, but it is not calculated in students' GPAs.
- Passing Grade Option. This option changes a grade of D-, D, D+, or C- to a P-Passing. The P grade does not satisfy degree requirements or pre-requisites for future classes, but they do count for elective credit. Additionally, P grades are not calculated into students' GPAs.
To exercise either option, students need instructor and advisor permission, so they should start discussing these options now. Advisors can help students understand how these options fit within their academic and professional goals.
Deadline to Exercise Grade Options: May 29
Town Hall meetings held on March 27, 2020
Chancellor Paydar held Town Hall meetings for faculty and staff on Friday, March 27. Joined by a number of colleagues, he shared updates and responded to questions related to COVID-19 at IUPUI.