Interim Grade Policy
As of May 21, 2020
The University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) recognizes that changes and restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have created challenges for many of you, interrupting not only your lives, but also your studies. These changes, in turn, have caused a great deal of anxiety, uncertainty and stress.
To help ease these concerns and better allow you to succeed, UHV is implementing an interim grading policy that allows undergraduate and graduate students to choose a “Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory” option for each of their courses. Effective immediately and continuing through the summer session(s), students can elect to be graded in one or more classes on a Satisfactory (S) vs. Unsatisfactory (U) basis while being graded in other classes on the traditional A-F scale.
With this option, students must earn the equivalent of a C or better to receive an S. Grades of D and F will convert to U. Courses in which a student has elected this option and earned a grade of S (whether part of the university core, a requirement for a major or an elective) will count toward graduation requirements. Conversely, courses in which a student has received a grade of U will not count toward graduation requirements. Importantly, neither S nor U grades will factor into a student’s GPA.
Students electing this grading option must complete the course in order to have the grade reverted to S/U at the end of the semester.
Students electing this grading option for Spring 2020 classes, must understand that a D grade is considered Unsatisfactory (U), despite what is stated in the 2019-2020 catalog.
Students should discuss the grading option with the adviser/coach before choosing this option to understand the impact on future educational plans.
The electronic form links are available on Blackboard in the Announcements section or on the Registrar and Student Records webpage.
May 20, 2020 - Final grades due for Spring 2020
Noon, May 21, 2020 - S/U Grade forms due
May 21, 2020 - Student Records converts S/U grades
May 22, 2020 - Spring 2020 grades available on Self-Service
Alternative Grading Options for Transfer Students of Pass/Fail and/or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
The University of Houston Victoria (UHV) will accept and award college-level credit from regionally-accredited institutions who provide grades of S (Satisfactory) or P (Pass) during the semesters impacted by COVID-19. Hours earned from S or P grades will be counted towards transfer hours, but will not be factored in the calculation of your cumulative transfer GPA and will not factor into your GPA at UHV. Hours earned from F grades will count towards the calculation of your cumulative transfer GPA.
Note: Students in the following programs, please reach out to your faculty advisor and/or certification analyst, who can provide guidance on what would be best in your situation as this grading option may not be the recommended option based on your future educational plans.
For School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development: if you are working on a certification or credential (Teacher Education, Counseling, Principal, Superintendent, Educational Diagnostician, Nursing).
For Arts & Sciences: Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) and graduate psychology programs.