In response to concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UofSC Faculty Senate
voted to expand the pass/fail scale for undergraduate students and make it applicable
to Spring 2020 classes.
- All courses will be graded as originally planned according to grading criteria established
by the instructor.
- After grades are submitted at the end of the semester, undergraduates can choose,
on a course-by-course basis, to request a pass/fail grade for the Spring 2020 semester.
- The following pass/fail scale will be used: Earned grades of A, B+, B, C+, and C will
be replaced with S+, earned grades of D+ and D will be replaced with S, and an earned
grade of F or FN will be replaced with U.
- If you select the S+/S/U grading scale for a course, points will not be factored into
the GPA. Courses with S+ and S will count towards earned semester hours.
- Courses graded with the S+/S/U scale will count as appropriate towards applicable
curricular, major, continuation, and graduation requirements. For example, if a course
requires a C or better in a prerequisite, students selecting this alternative grading
scale would need an S+ in the prerequisite course.
Those courses with an S+/S grade will count as attempted and earned hours, and those
with a U grade will only count as attempted hours. However, a Pass/Fail grade will
not impact the student's USC GPA. Lottery Tuition Assistance eligibility is maintained with an overall USC GPA of 2.0.
Please contact your academic advisor or Julie Hadwin in the Office of Financial Aid for more information.