Catalog 2023-2024

Electing Courses Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Juniors, seniors and post-baccalaureate students in good standing may elect up to a total of 8 credit hours graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) basis. This does not include courses that are offered only on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis and that are available to the entire student body. Credit is granted for satisfactory performance, and no credit is granted for unsatisfactory performance. In either case, no honor points are granted. The student’s overall grade point average is computed independently of the results from courses graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Courses required in a student’s major or minor, prerequisites for courses required in the major or minor, those used to satisfy general curriculum distribution requirements and professional education courses may not be elected on an S/U basis.

Students must elect the S/U option before the end of the first week of classes by filling out the S/U form available in the Registrar’s Office or SpartanNet. This form must be signed by the instructor and then delivered to the Registrar’s Office. Courses may be changed to the S/U option or back to the regular grading system only through the initial drop/add period for each semester or summer term — the first five days of a 14-week class, the first three days of a 7-week class or the first three days of a summer term class.

The deadlines for each term are indicated on the Academic Calendar in this catalog.