The University is allowing students to declare spring 2020 courses as pass/fail until Aug. 7, and these pass/fail courses will count toward major continuation and graduation requirements. The Dean's List will be suspended for the spring semester.
Students enrolled in graduate courses, including undergraduate students, will follow the decision of their school’s dean for pass/fail declaration.
This grading exception, announced in a campus-wide email from Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on Friday, is in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 and UNC beginning remote classes on March 23.
Guskiewicz said in the email that a passing grade will not count toward a student's GPA, but will count toward earned semester hours. He said students' transcripts will have a note indicating "the major disruption this pandemic has caused to the academic experience."
The email also said that students who are unable to complete their work due to hardships presented by COVID-19 will receive a new grade of "CV," rather than an Incomplete. Students who receive a "CV" will have three more months to complete their work than they would for an Incomplete, Guskiewicz said in the email.