As a result of the extraordinary circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, SUNY Cobleskill has amended its grading policy for the Spring 2020 term. Once students have been assessed by their instructors, students will view grades via Banner Web and they will then have the option to apply to receive Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grades for course(s) of their choosing. A student may elect to receive a ‘S’ grade, which is equal to a grade of ‘C’ or higher, or an ‘U’ grade, which is equal to a grade of ‘C-‘ or lower, in place of the grade issued by their instructor. Before filing this application, students should familiarize themselves with the Academic Policies 8.00 through 8.90 pertaining to grading and should discuss the S/U option with their academic advisor. Additionally, students should review the frequently asked questions below. Applications will be reviewed by Financial Aid and the Registrar’s Office, however the decision to ultimately up to student to elect the utilize the option to choose the alternative grading method.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any currently enrolled SUNY Cobleskill student may apply.
If I ‘opt in’, will my ‘S’ grade earned be adequate to meet a prerequisite for courses I take in the future?
Are there circumstances where withdrawing from a course, with a ‘W’ on my record, or keeping a ‘F’ grade is better?