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Elective Pass/NoPass Grading for Spring 2021

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic that struck Illinois during the Spring and Fall 2020 semesters continues to impact the University's course delivery options through the Spring 2021 semester.

As a result of these unprecedented challenges to our faculty and students, SIU leadership has decided to permit undergraduate and graduate students – with the exception of students enrolled in the Schools of Law and Medicine – the option of electing to have their letter grades be converted to "Pass/NoPass" grades instead (i.e., P/NP grades for undergrads, S/U grades for grad students).  This option applies to courses taken during the Spring 2021 semester.

Most undergraduate and graduate students were able to elect Pass/NoPass grading on one or more of their Spring 2021 coursesFor those permitted to do so, the period to elect Pass/NoPass grading has now ended. 

Elective Pass/NoPass grading was also available to most undergraduate and graduate students during the Spring and Fall 2020 semesters.  During the Spring 2020 semester only, the School of Law instituted mandatory S/U grading for their courses.