Admissions

“Should I Take My Classes for a Grade or CR/GC/NC?” 2.0

Guidance and things to consider as you decide which grading option is best for you.

The University created a new policy for fall 2020 grading. Right now, you will receive a grade in each course, and you have the choice to change the grade to CR/GR/NC from Nov. 2 to Nov. 6. (Read more about the policy specifics here.)

Like last March, many students are asking how they should proceed with their grades for the fall – especially second-years who intend to submit an application for admission for fall 2021. (By the way, the application is open, and it’s due Jan. 26, 2021, at noon.) The guidance we provided in March 2020 remains the same: You should do what is best for you. We realize that many of you feel overwhelmed, isolated, and concerned for your health or the health of others. More than anything, take a moment to check in with yourself, and take advantage of resources available to all students who might be struggling.

We can’t tell you what to do. We wish we could, but everyone’s path is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all guidance. We can tell you that your application will be reviewed holistically by an Admission Committee that is aware of the ever-changing and difficult landscape that we are all attempting to traverse. The application contains additional questions in hopes that you will provide insights into your circumstances during the pandemic. The Undergraduate Admissions team is here to provide one-on-one guidance and encourages you to connect with us early and often.

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