Academic Relief Package

REMINDER: Friday, August 7 is the deadline to opt in to the academic relief package for Summer 2020. If you have any questions about the academic relief package, you can request a virtual drop-in during 1-4 pm on Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7.

The Academic Relief Package (ARP), originally announced by UNCG’s provost in March 2020, has now been extended to the Summer 2020 term! Just as it did for Spring 2020, the ARP has made several temporary changes to the University’s academic policies to help lessen any unanticipated impacts the COVID-19 pandemic may have on your academic experience as an undergraduate student. (For information on the Academic Relief Package for Graduate Students, please visit The Graduate School.)

If the coronavirus impacts your summer 2020 grades, you can opt in (or choose) to request the following changes to one, some, or all of your courses this semester until August 7, 2020:

  • Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading – This means that, instead of the A-F letter grade that you would normally receive, you can request a Satisfactory (SA) grade for courses where you earned a C- or above and/or an Unsatisfactory (US) grade for courses where you earned a D+ or below
  • Withdraw without Academic Penalty The original deadlines to withdraw from summer 2020 courses varied depending on what session you were enrolled in. However, now you can withdraw from some or all of your courses until August 7. Any withdrawals you request for summer 2020 are exempt from the 16 semester hour limit typically enforced by UNCG’s Course Withdrawal Policy. Taking advantage of the extended withdrawal deadline will not negatively impact your GPA.
  • An Extended Deadline to Complete Any “Incomplete” GradesIf any of your faculty awarded you an Incomplete (I) grade for summer 2020, the timeline to remove those I grades has been extended to 12 months instead of the usual 6 months. Just remember that the deadline for you to submit any outstanding work is still at your instructor’s discretion and may be much earlier than this. If you are interested in receiving an Incomplete grade, be sure to talk with your instructor about their willingness to award an I grade. If they agree to do so, clarify what expectations and deadlines they have set for you. Keep in mind if your instructor awards and I grade and no action is taken to update the grade, the Incomplete will revert to an F once the deadline expires.