Ohio State has implemented a number of adjustments for autumn 2020 that offer additional academic flexibility to students.
- Undergraduate grading
Undergraduate students may opt in for Pass/No Pass grading for General Education and elective courses, and several colleges have extended this option for required courses in majors and minors. In November, Senate waived the grade-point requirement for autumn 2020.
- Undergraduate deadlines
Deadlines to request Pass/No Pass grading or to withdraw from a course have been extended to Nov. 20 for semester-long and second session courses and to Oct. 2 for first session courses.
- Graduate accommodations
The Graduate School has identified four strategies to alleviate hardships that impact students' grades by providing extended deadlines on course withdrawals, information on using an incomplete to finish work at a later date, and two options instructors can initiate to change the grading scale of a course to S/U due to specific circumstances. Read more
Withdrawals and Incompletes
You should talk with your advisor and the instructor of your courses about these options. To make an informed choice, you should know your grade, the number of assignments remaining and how those assignments will be met. Your advisor can help you request a W or PA/NP grading, and the instructor can help you take an I.
If you withdraw from a required course, you will need to enroll and complete that course at some other time. If this course is a prerequisite for other courses, you will not be able to complete those courses until you have successfully completed that prerequisite. This may impact your time to degree and could affect financial aid.
No. Additionally, if you receive financial aid, withdrawing to below 12 credits may have consequences for your eligibility. Please talk with your advisor and with Buckeye Link (614-292-0300 or buckeyelink.osu.edu) to understand how this might impact you.