Eastern Kentucky University will now offer a pass/fail option to students.
In an email sent by Jerry Pogatshnik, executive vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, and Madison Lipscomb, Student Government Association president, announced the adoption of an ABC/P/F grading system.
“Under this system, faculty will follow the normal process for submitting grades at the end of the term. After grades have been submitted, any grade of D will be administratively changed to a grade of P. In this way, a D grade will not adversely affect any student’s academic standing,” said Pogatshnik in the email.
The email also states that students who receive a C, and have endured significant hardship due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, will have the option to appeal for their grade to be changed to a P as well.
“Guidelines for faculty and students on the new policy will soon be posted on the university’s COVID-19 website. Students are strongly encouraged to read the guidelines carefully before requesting to appeal a C grade and to speak to their advisors so they are fully aware of the potential consequences in making the appeal,” said Pogatshnik.