December 8, 2021

The deadline for undergraduates to change the grading option for a course between numeric and satisfactory/non-satisfactory (S/NS) grading is now the last day of each quarter. This change, which replaces a previous policy with an earlier date, applies to autumn 2021 and to future quarters.

The Graduate School has also temporarily authorized this change for graduate students for autumn quarter, and the School expects to make the policy change permanent beginning with winter quarter.

Undergraduate and graduate students who want an autumn 2021 course to be graded as S/NS must choose this option in MyUW by the new deadline of December 17.

Please note:

  • A $20 change of registration fee associated with any change to your autumn 2021 registration will be charged each time you change your grading option, up to a maximum of $20 per day.
  • Autumn 2021 courses with an “S” grade will not count toward specific major or degree requirements — only as general electives because, unlike last year, autumn 2021 is not designated as an Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter.
  • Students who took courses during the six Extraordinary Circumstances Quarters (spring 2020 through summer 2021) may continue to request changes between S/NS and numeric grading for those courses until their degrees are posted. “S” grades from those quarters will count toward degree and graduation requirements.
  • Students who have completed more than 20 S/NS credits will not be able to make this change through registration self-service, so you will need to email if you run into this situation.

Review the Extraordinary Circumstances Quarter web page for more information on S/NS grading in regular and extraordinary circumstances quarters. If you have questions about whether to switch to S/NS from numeric grading, please consult with your academic adviser.