Northeastern University to offer course credit for classes taken as pass/fail in the spring and summer 2020 semesters.
As the global health crisis has changed the way in which many of us approach teaching, it has also changed the way in which we approach grading. At Northeastern we have moved to allow students to take some of their courses in a pass/fail format in the Spring 2020 semester–an exception to our typical grading and credit earning procedure–to ease some of the burden of pressure being felt by students who are accessing their material in an entirely online format. The pass/fail format does not reflect a decrease in standards, but rather offers flexibility to our students in this challenging time.
We recognize that our students are not alone in this challenge, and therefore want to recognize the excellent work and effort of students around the globe in this time of crisis. For students who are interested in joining Northeastern, either as transfer students or as first-year students enrolled in dual enrollment programs, we will consider courses for credit in which a pass grade was earned in the Spring and/or Summer 2020 semesters. We are excited to welcome these students to our engaging academic community, and we are eager for their contributions to our classrooms.
Policy on course credit for students entering in the fall or spring semesters of the 2020-21 school year:
- Northeastern will consider courses in which a P/Passing grade has been earned for course credit.
- The course must be credit bearing from the transferring institution to be considered.
- This will apply to students whose Spring and/or Summer 2020 semesters have moved to full or partial Pass/Fail grading.
- Students must still complete the transfer credit evaluation process and provide syllabi for those classes not listed in Northeastern’s transfer credit database. Please see the admissions website for guidelines.
- Classes must have a Northeastern course or elective equivalent in order to be eligible for credit toward graduation requirements.
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