Optional Alternative Grading and Financial Aid

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/16/2020 - 09:19

Penn State has implemented Optional Alternative Grading to address impacts caused by the novel coronavirus public health crisis. For each course a student completes during the fall 2020 semester, they will have the option of replacing the letter grade they earn with an alternative grade that will not be included in their GPA calculation. Students should use alternative grading very cautiously and with a great deal of attention to the potential long-term implications of these decisions, especially for the selection of SAT (Satisfactory) grades.