COVID-19 Pass/Fail

PLEASE NOTE – The submission deadline has passed. Please direct any late petitions to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kent Buchanan at kbuchanan@adams.edu for review.

Given the unprecedented circumstances that have arisen during the spring 2020 semester as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adams State University will allow undergraduate students to elect to convert any of their course grades for the spring 2020 semester to Pass/Fail at the end of the spring semester, after their final grades have been submitted.

Before deciding whether or not to convert a grade to Pass/Fail, students should seek guidance from a Financial Aid counselor, their Academic Advisor, the department chair of their major, and any other related office on campus with whom they work regularly to make course decisions. High school concurrent students should seek guidance from their high school counselor. In doing so, students must make sure that they are fully aware of the implications of their decision to convert a grade to Pass/Fail, especially with regard to financial aid eligibility, scholarships (athletics or other), veterans’ benefits, NCAA eligibility, licensure, graduate/professional school admission, and/or other professional goals.

Grades of “A” through “C-“ are eligible to be converted to a “P” (passing) grade. The “P” grade will be awarded college credit but will not count toward GPA calculations. This grade can also be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Grades of “D+” through “F” are eligible to be converted to a “NC” (no credit) grade. The “NC” grade will not be awarded college credit and will not count towards GPA calculations. This grade cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements.

For more information please read the full COVID-19 Pass / Fail Policy

To elect the Pass/Fail grading mode for one or more of your courses, please:

  • Log into your student account
  • Select “Student Services & Financial Aid”
  • Select “Registration”
  • Select “Spring 2020 COVID-19 Pass/Fail Form”, the form will become available the evening of May 12

Submission Deadlines

Requests for consideration after the posted deadlines should be submitted to Dr. Kent Buchanan, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Seniors graduating in May

May 15, 2020, at 5 p.m. MDT

Continuing Students

May 20, 2020, at 5 p.m. MDT