Spring 2020 Grade Policies

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arkansas Tech University will allow students to petition for the Pass/No Credit grade instead of the letter grade earned for the Spring 2020 semester. Offering a Pass (P)/No Credit (NC) option is intended to provide flexibility for students as they adapt to the unanticipated complications presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. To minimize the impact of these complications on an individual student’s GPA, each student has the option to convert any course to a Pass (P)/No Credit (NC) grading scheme.  The P/NC conversion is applicable only for Spring 2020. The full Spring 2020 Grading Policy can be viewed below.

If you are a student, who is confused as to whether or not you should switch to a P/NC grade you can use this decision tree to help you consider your decision. Additionally, there are programs, majors, and specific courses that require the letter grade of "C" or better in which this option would not be in the student's best interest. Please view the "Programs, Majors, Licensure, and Courses Requiring a 'C' or Better" document to help you better consider the option of changing to P/NC grade.