47-00, 48-00, and 49-00 Grades


49-60 Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory--Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Candidates

A limited number of courses may be taken for credit by any baccalaureate or associate degree candidates under the satisfactory/unsatisfactory (SA/UN) grading system, subject to regulations of the college and the limits of the degree program in which the candidate is enrolled. General Education courses may not be taken under the satisfactory/unsatisfactory option. Certain courses may be designated to be offered only under the SA/UN grading system at the request of an academic unit and after the approval of the Senate Curricular Affairs Committee.

  1. Each candidate, depending on the requirements and limitations of the candidate's college, may schedule courses under the SA/UN grading system up to a maximum of 12 credits for baccalaureate degree candidates and 6 credits for associate degree candidates.
  1. A candidate in the Division of Undergraduate Studies may take courses under the SA/UN grading system. The candidate should confirm that the regulations of the proposed program of study are not violated.

  2. No candidate may take more than two courses per semester on this basis.

  3. Once the SA/UN grading system form is submitted, the candidate cannot revert to a conventional (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, F) grade after 21 calendar days.

  4. Conventional grades submitted by the instructor to the Office of the University Registrar are recorded as SA, meaning satisfactory achievement or better (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C), or UN, indicating unsatisfactory achievement (D, F), where applicable.

  5. If the grade is UN, a course may be taken again but only under the conventional grading system.

  6. Courses abroad may not be taken under the SA/UN grading system except under highly unusual circumstances and then only with the advance authorization of the Office of Education Abroad Programs.

  7. Credits taken in courses offered only under the SA/UN grading system will not be counted toward any SA/UN credit limit imposed elsewhere in these rules.

G-6 Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Procedure

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