Summer 2020 grading policy

COVID-19 continues to affect the lives of our students, staff and faculty and will continue to do so through some or all of the summer of 2020. In response, the University of Utah will shift all summer courses online this year—first session, second session and semester long summer courses. To accommodate these extraordinary circumstances, reduce stress and uncertainty and support students who may find themselves in difficult personal circumstances, the U is also continuing the opt-in credit/no credit (CR/NC) policy adopted for the Spring 2020 Semester and extending the date for final decisions.

All courses taken credit/no credit during the summer will count toward majors and other college or department graduation requirements. Additionally, any credit/no credit course from this semester will not count against the current limits on the number of credit/no credit courses students can take (see University Regulation 6-100A). Students should consult with faculty, academic advisors and financial aid to determine the advisability of choosing this option.

The key dates for classes and student decisions are shown below. All are unchanged from the normal summer schedule, except for the last date to opt for CR/NC, which has been extended to one week before the end of classes. (Normally, it coincides with the last add, drop or audit date.)

Semester length courses

Classes begin
Last day to add, drop (delete) or audit classes
Last day to elect CR/NC
Last day to reverse CR/NC option
Classes end

Monday, May 11
Wednesday, May 20
Wednesday, July 22
Thursday, July 23
Wednesday, July 29

First half courses

Classes begin
Last day to add, drop (delete) or audit classes
Last day to elect CR/NC
Last day to reverse CR/NC option
Classes end

Monday, May 11
Thursday, May 14
Thursday, June 11
Friday, June 12
Wednesday, June 17

Second half courses

Classes begin
Last day to add, drop (delete) or audit classes
Last day to elect CR/NC
Last day to reverse CR/NC option
Classes end

Thursday, June 18
Tuesday, June 23
Wednesday, July 22
Thursday, July 23
Wednesday, July 29

We have been inspired by the quick transition everyone has made to online-only instruction during the spring semester. Thanks to everyone’s dedication and flexibility, we are teaching and learning in new and creative ways. We believe the summer term offers the same opportunities for innovation and teamwork.

Ruth Watkins
President

Michael Good
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Daniel Reed
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs