Greetings, CCPA!

We’ve had lots of changes this semester, and here’s another one. The Provost just announced a temporary grading policy for spring 2020. What does this mean for you? Read on.

Your professors are going to post your letter grade at semester’s end like normal. If you like it, keep it, and it will count toward your GPA. Or, you can make the choice to convert your grade of C- or higher to an “S,” a D+/D/D- to an “S-,” or an F to a “NC.” These alternative grades of S, S-, and NC will NOT affect your GPA.

Read the SMU blog post for details and deadlines.

Here’s how this grading system affects your standing in CCPA:

  • A grade of C or higher, or S, will count toward major or minor credit. (Hint: If you earn a C-, take the S)
  • A grade of C- or less, S-, or NC will NOT count toward major or minor credit.

If you’re working toward declaring a CCPA major or minor:

  • A grade of C or higher, or S, in STAT, CCPA 2327 Theory, and CCPA 2310 Rhetoric (for CCPA major or minor) or 3300 Free Speech and First Amendment (for PRSC major) will allow you to declare the major or minor.
  • This policy will stay in effect as long as the temporary grading policy is in effect.

If you’d like to visit with me about CCPA tracks, summer/fall advising, career paths, or anything else, sign up for a time here. Stay safe, and let any of us know how we can help you.

Missing you,
Dr. Duhé