Pass Grading Opt-in Option

Message to CAHS Students from Dean, Tina Whalen 4/8/2020

Dear CAHS Students,

I am pleased to share that CAHS Faculty have made the decision to provide CAHS students a Pass Opt-In Option for both Spring and Summer semester 2020 classes.

In sum, that decision is as follows:

In Spring 2020 and Summer 2020, for both online and remote-taught courses, CAHS students will be given the option to convert a class grade to “P” (pass). Instructors will continue to submit letter grades for classes. Only grades of “C-” or better will have the option of being converted to a “P” grade.  For spring 2020, students will be given until May 13, 2020 to request that their grade be converted to a “P” for the individual class. A deadline date for summer 2020 courses will be announced in late July/early August. A student may choose this option on a class by class basis, and there is not a limit to the number of grades that can be converted. 

CAHS students must work with their academic advisors and/or faculty mentors to understand the implications for their individual academic program and progress should they elect to exercise this option.

The following programs are EXCLUDED due to requirements of individual program accreditation guidelines and/or program policy that are written to ensure your success in your professional training program.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Graduate Certificates in Health Care (HC-A, HC-F, HC-O, HC-PR)
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Students in the programs listed above will not have the option to change Spring Semester or Summer Semester 2020 final earned grades for their classes to a P.

See additional details on the Registrar's Pass Grade Opt-in webpage and the College of Allied Health Sciences Pass-Grade Opt-in FAQs webpage concerning how conversion affects your academic record. You do not need to make any decisions now. 

Remember that the withdrawal date has been extended to Friday, April 24. Withdrawing does remain an option if that is the best choice for your circumstances, and that process can be completed online. Advisors are available to help you as you consider your options.

At CAHS, we are committed to YOU and your success. This is a challenging time for us all, yet in widely varying ways. Please stay focused and motivated to end this semester strong. And let us know if you need assistance.

We are all in this together – let’s keep learning, innovating and supporting each other.

Tina F. Whalen, PT, EdD, DPT, MPA, FNAP
Dean, Professor
College of Allied Health Sciences