In response to the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are amending the university grading policy for winter and spring quarters. Please review the following guidelines for each quarter.
If you are a student who experienced extraordinary circumstances in Spring Quarter 2021 and would like to explore the possibility of changing one or more final grades this term to CR/F, please take these steps:
In these meetings, you will have a confidential discussion of whether the grading option applies to the course(s) you wish to consider and the implications of selecting this grading option. If you decide to proceed with the request, your advisor must complete and submit a form to the Office of the Registrar between June 17, 2021 and October 25, 2021. Students who are scheduled to graduate 21SQ, must have their request submitted no later than July 2, 2021.
Please see your advisor or advising center to determine if your courses are eligible for CR grades.
A CR means that you have satisfied the minimal expectation of the course and therefore will earn credit.
If you decide to proceed with the request after connecting with your advising center/advisor, your advisor must complete and submit a form to the Office of the Registrar during the acceptance period. For acceptance period dates, please view the quarter information above.
Yes, with exception of specific courses. Please see your advisor or advising center to determine if your courses are eligible for CR grades.
CR changes are not reversible.
Yes, SU is allowing CR grades to apply to degree programs.
No, A CR grade is not factored in the calculation of your GPA.
No, a CR grade will apply to your degree and will have no impact on your VA benefits. You will still be making progress in your degree.
No, the government is being flexible during this unprecedented time and CR grades will satisfy visa requirements. However, if you are planning to be a full-time student during the summer quarter, please contact the ISC.
No, a CR grade will apply to your degree and will have no negative impact on your NCAA eligibility. You will still be making progress in your degree.
The federal government has encouraged institutions to be flexible during this time. However, we cannot predict how other institutions will react, please contact individual institutions with your transfer and application questions.
Graduation with honors requires completion of a minimum of 90 graded credits in residence at Seattle University. CR graded courses do not count toward the 90 credit requirement. Please review SU's Honors at Graduation Undergraduate Only (75-21) Policy for more information.
All financial aid requires at least a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate and 3.0 for graduate students for renewal (unless otherwise specified). There is no GPA associated with the CR option. So, before choosing the CR option, students should make sure their current GPA is at the minimum standards for financial aid renewal. If you have any questions, please consult with Student Financial Services before electing CR grading.
Students on a Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Academic Plan due to GPA requirements should contact Student Financial Services and discuss the impact of CR grading.