With the sudden and unplanned disruption to the academic term, Brock is implementing a series of measures to ease burdens and uncertainties, for students. To address these uncertainties on April 1, 2020, the Brock University Senate passed a motion introducing new options that provide students with greater flexibility and choices regarding how grades are presented on transcripts for any course affected by the Winter 2020 COVID-19 disruption.
Students will be permitted to choose one of the following three options regarding final grades:
- Students choose to maintain the alpha/numeric grade assigned for the course (the default option).
- Students choose to replace the alpha/numeric grade with a designation of Credit/No Credit Grades During Disruption. A Credit During Disruption notation will appear on the transcript beside the course if the student achieves a passing grade (in accordance with the Faculty Handbook) or No Credit During Disruption if the student does not achieve a passing grade. In neither case will the final mark be included on the transcript, nor will the designation have any impact on the student’s academic average.
- Students choose to replace the alpha/numeric grade with a special withdrawal code WDD – Withdrawal During Disruption. Regardless of whether the course is passed/not passed, the student will be permitted to withdraw from the course without academic penalty. The WDD designation will not have any impact on the student’s academic average.
Once grades are made official, students will have three weeks to request, through the Office of the Registrar, an academic grade alteration indicating their preference for Option 2 or Option 3 above. If a student does not make their preference known, the alpha/numeric grade assigned will be deemed final. No adjustments will be considered after this time.
These grade options do not include a provision for fee considerations or fee appeals.
For Graduate and Honours Undergraduate Students: Please give careful consideration before choosing the second option if you are a graduate student or are intending to apply to either graduate school or a professional program, where numeric grades are factored into acceptances and entrance award decisions. Please consult with your Graduate Program Director, supervisor, or departmental advisor to assist you with making a decision that will best support your future goals.
Request forms will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Forms are to be submitted electronically via email to Records@brocku.ca from your Brock email account.
Students are reminded to check their Brock email accounts for further updates.