Updated Grading Policy for Spring 2020

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April 29, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

I write to you as Chair of Pitzer’s Faculty Executive Committee (FEC). After careful consideration and extensive deliberation, the faculty voted today to amend the previously adopted temporary grading policy for spring 2020. The new policy is below:

Pitzer College will implement a grading system of Satisfactory Pandemic/No Record Pandemic with a GPA boost for Spring 2020. Under this policy, no letter grades will be given. A Satisfactory Pandemic (SP) is defined as a minimum passing grade of D-. For each course that a student passes, an SP will appear on the transcript, but each SP will be recorded in the GPA as equivalent to an A. A grade of No Record Pandemic (NRP) will not appear on a student’s transcript. All courses graded SP this semester will qualify toward completion of requirements for majors, minors, and graduation. Letter grades will not be necessary this semester to qualify for honors. 

The Pitzer website is not yet updated with the new policy and frequently asked questions; this update is being worked on now. If you are a student and have questions, please wait for the updated FAQs or contact your academic advisor.

Wishing you and yours well during these difficult times.

Paul Faulstich