Academic Relief Package

The Academic Relief Package (ARP), announced by UNCG’s provost in March 2020, has made several temporary changes to the University’s academic policies to help lessen the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on many undergraduate students. (For information on the Academic Relief Package for Graduate Students, please visit The Graduate School.)

If the coronavirus has impacted your spring 2020 grades, you can opt in (or choose) to request the following changes to one, some, or all of your courses this semester until June 1, 2020:

  • Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading – This means that, instead of the A-F letter grade that you would normally receive, you can request a Satisfactory (SA) grade for courses where you earned a C- or above and/or an Unsatisfactory (US) grade for courses where you earned a D+ or below
  • Withdraw without Academic Penalty – The original deadline to withdraw from spring 2020 courses was March 9, 2020. However, now you can withdraw from some or all of your courses until June 1. Any withdrawals you request between March 10-June 1 are exempt from the 16 semester hour limit typically enforced by UNCG’s Course Withdrawal Policy. Taking advantage of the extended withdrawal deadline will not negatively impact your GPA.
  • An Extended Deadline to Complete Any “Incomplete” Grades – If any of your faculty awarded you an Incomplete (I) grade for fall 2019 or spring 2020, the timeline to remove those I grades has been extended to 12 months instead of the usual 6 months. Just remember that the deadline for you to submit any outstanding work is still at your instructor’s discretion and may be much earlier than this. If you are interested in receiving an Incomplete grade, be sure to talk with your instructor about their willingness to award an I grade. If they agree to do so, clarify what expectations and deadlines they have set for you. Keep in mind if your instructor awards and I grade and no action is taken to update the grade, the Incomplete will revert to an F once the deadline expires.

More Information:

If you are considering any of the academic relief package options above, please see the Student’s First Office for more detailed information about how to opt in, or what factors to consider when choosing.

For more on the UNC System’s ongoing response to COVID-19, visit: https://www.northcarolina.edu/UNC-System-Coronavirus-Resource-Center.