Is it mandatory that I move off campus right away?
In the interest of optimum safety, the University encourages students to return home for the remainder of the semester. However, if you’re unable to move off campus mid semester, accommodations will continue to support student life on campus.
Do I have to move my things out of my dorm?
Yes, when you move off-campus, you will need to remove all personal belongings from the space as the University is not liable for any personal property.
When do I move back on campus?
Students are not expected to return to campus for the remainder of the semester. Classes will be offered 100% online for the remainder of the semester after March 23, 2020 and all campus events have been cancelled.
Will finals take place online?
Yes, all coursework, including testing will take place online for the remainder of the semester.
Will I be refunded for a portion of the cost of my campus living and dining?
Students who check out of university-provided housing and depart from campus on or prior to March 30 will be credited a portion of their housing and meal plan expenses. The breakdown for credit amounts will proceed as follows:
- Students who have already completed checkout procedures and completely moved out of university-provided housing will have their accounts credited by 27.5% of their housing and meal plan costs;
- Students who check out of university-provided housing on or before March 23, 2020 will have their accounts credited by 27.5% of their housing and meal plan costs;
- Students who check out between March 24, 2020 and on or before March 30, 2020 will have their accounts credited by 25% of their housing and meal plan costs; and
- Students who depart after March 30, will not be credited for any portion of their housing and meal plan costs.
See the calculations here. More information can be found in your university email.
Will any part of my tuition be refunded?
No. The semester is not ending early, nor are classes cancelled. Student tuition will not be refunded.
Do returning students continue with online room assignments?
Yes, online housing and room assignments for next semester will continue as scheduled.
My class was expecting to take a test during the week of March 16-20, is it cancelled?
The University has suspended all coursework for this week; however, we encourage you to connect with or look for communication from your department head concerning specific coursework and/or exams.
What about my meal plan?
Campus dining will operate normal hours without disruption to student meal plans through March 23. More updates concerning meal plans after this date are forthcoming.
How do I drop my courses at this time?
All students are able to drop courses on-line via Bannerweb. If you need further assistance, please email your name and G# to email@example.com.
How do I withdraw from the university?
Please email your withdrawal request to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, G# and the reason for your withdrawal before 11:59 P.M., Thursday, March 26.
Modifications to Academic Grading Procedures for Spring 2020 In Response to COVID-19
Can I use more than one option?
Yes, you may. For example, you may decide to keep the final grade for four of your courses and drop one course.
If I drop a course, can this have a negative impact?
Yes, if you drop a course that is a prerequisite for another course you need to take, you will not be able to enroll in that course until you satisfy the prerequisite requirement. This could delay your projected completion of the program.
If I drop a course or courses, could this impact my eligibility for receiving financial aid?
It could affect your ability to demonstrate that you are making satisfactory academic progress. If you are not sure of the affect, please reach out to your financial aid advisor.
I am an athlete, could dropping a course impact my eligibility as an athlete?
Yes, it could. Prior to dropping a course please contact the academic enhancement officer in athletics as well as your academic advisor.
If I select a Pass/Fail option, does this mean I will pass all of my courses no matter the letter grade earned?
No, this is not the case. You will only receive Pass if you earned a letter grade of C, B, or A, if you are an undergraduate student. Graduate level students will receive Pass if a letter grade of B or A is earned.
If I select a Pass/Fail option, can my grade point average improve?
The answer is no. The Pass option has no associated quality points, which means your grade point average cannot be improved.
Will selecting the Pass/Fail option affect my scholarship?
Yes, it has the ability to affect TOPS and other scholarships. Please reach out to your scholarship provider to determine the impacts of using Pass/Fail.
If I select the Pass/Fail option, can my athletic eligibility be affected?
Yes, this is possible. To determine the impact, please contact the academic enhancement officer in athletics.
Can selecting the Pass/Fail option negatively affect my ability to be accepted into (or continuation in) professional programs on the campus of GSU?
To determine the impact if you are a pre-nursing student or currently a nursing major, please contact the associate dean of nursing. To determine the impact if you are an education major, please contact the department head of curriculum and instruction. To determine the impact if you are a social work major, please contact the associate dean of social work.
Can selecting the Pass/Fail option affect my ability to be accepted (upon graduation from GSU) into medical school, pharmacy school, law school, dental school, chiropractic school, graduate school and other professional programs?
That possibility exists, please reach out to your academic advisor to discuss.
Can selecting the Pass/Fail option affect my academic ranking at GSU?
Yes, if you have a desire to be the highest ranking graduate in your graduation class Pass/Fail grades will result in you not being selected for this honor.
Will I be required to retake a course that I requested the Pass grade option?
If you are an undergraduate student, in most cases you will not be required to take the course over. This is due to the fact that a Pass means you earned at least a grade of C. On the transcript the actual grade earned in the class will be captured in parenthesis. For example, a student who earned a letter grade of C but has selected the Pass/Fail option for the course, the transcript will capture P(C).
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