As I wrote to you on March 30, 2020, undergraduate students may petition the Registrar to change grade type in self-selected courses. As of today, students may begin the process of submitting requests, after consulting their advisor via email, phone, or avirtual advising session. To submit a request online, please visit https://www.eiu.edu/registra/credit_nocredit.php.
A broad overview is presented below:
In addition to the information above, I, along with the Registrar, Mr. Brad Bennington, will also review the official Spring 2020 academic standing for all students to ensure the relative performance of individual students will not be disproportionately harmed by the transition from the physical classroom to online or remote learning. Likewise, Financial Aid and Enrollment Management ensures all students that merit-based scholarships will not be negatively impacted as a result of a student selecting the CR/NC option.
Additionally, while graduate students are not covered by this extraordinary change in practice, any graduate student who believes the COVID-19 events were especially harmful relative to their academic performance may contact the Dean of the Graduate School to discuss potential options.
Finally, I wish you well with exams and encourage you to communicate with faculty in a timely fashion if you have any questions. And as always, we encourage you to adhere to physical distancing guidelines and the best practices of the CDC to keep you and those around you safe and healthy during the summer break.
Jay D. Gatrell, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs