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COVID-19 on its impact for Vanguard College
Update Friday, April 3, 2020
Message from Dr. Rob Lindemann
In response to the difficulties many students are facing due to the COVID-19 situation, the college is following suit with other post-secondary institutions in providing a grade option that alleviates the pressure of the extenuating circumstances. Providing this choice allows those who need final grades for their future plans, while also ensuring those whose performance has been affected by difficult circumstances are not penalized.
The Academic Council has approved the following policy:
Students must still complete the majority of their coursework, maintain the attendance policy, and achieve a passing grade (D- or above). Once their course is closed, they will be given the following two options:
- Take the letter grade earned which will count toward their GPA as per normal.
- Opt for Credit Received (CR) if they passed the course but performed poorly due to extenuating circumstances. This will not affect their term or cumulative GPA and will not require the student to retake the course.
If a student does not pass the course, they will receive a No Credit Received (NCR) grade. This will not affect their GPA, but they must retake the course. Students who choose option #2 must notify the Registrar before May 31 after their course is closed on May 15. At the end of the semester students may submit a request for an extension to the Registrar for incomplete work. The deadline for submitting extended assignments will be June 15.
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