Letter from the Provost: February 18, 2021
Dear U of A Community:
I want to inform you of some important policy changes we have made for the spring 2021 semester in light of the academic challenges that continue to be posed by COVID-19:
- Changes to Spring 2021 Grading Policy for Undergraduates: Grades of “F” for undergraduate students will automatically convert in the system to “NC” (No Credit) and will not count in the student’s grade-point average. This grading policy only affects undergraduate students and does not apply to graduate or law students.
- Changes to Drop Deadline for Undergraduate and Graduate Students: The deadline (previously April 16) to drop an individual full semester course has been extended to April 29. This extension does not apply to law students.
We hope these changes will help alleviate pressures students may be facing in their coursework and give them more time to make the best decisions possible for their academic careers. Students should consult with their academic advisors for questions and additional understanding on how this may impact them.
Also, don’t forget the Spring Break holidays on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 22-23. For a refresher, you can view the new Spring Break schedule on the Registrar website.
Stay warm and stay safe!
Charles F. Robinson
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Professor of History