Clemson University has announced a modification in its existing grade policy for the spring semester and that students can withdraw from spring semester until April 17.
Rather than just using the traditional grading system, students will have the option to convert their letter grades into a no-grade, special pass or pass classification at the end of semester.
“The new approach provides students the flexibility to choose a final grade option that best meets their academic and career goals, while preserving the integrity of the University’s grading system,” said Clemson University executive vice president for academic affairs and provost Bob Jones in a statement.
Undergraduate students who earn grades A through C and graduate students who earn grades A through C- can receive a pass classification, which will grant them the course requirements and the ability to transfer the credits without any change to their GPA. Undergraduates who earn a D can receive a special pass classification and receive the course credit with no impact on their GPA, but the class is not eligible for transfer credit or academic forgiveness.
Finally, undergraduate students who receive a D or F or graduate students who receive an F can request a no-grade classification but will receive no class credit without an impact on their GPA without eligibility for undergraduate academic forgiveness. Undergraduate students who receive a D can choose to have their grade classified as either a special pass or no-grade.