Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading Option for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Terms
Given the COVID-19 resurgence, UNLV will offer S/U grading for the summer 2021 and fall 2021 terms.
How to Request S/U Grading for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021
- Undergraduate students will complete the request form in MyUNLV using the Changing Grades to S/U guide.
- Graduate students will complete the request in the Grad Rebel Gateway.
- Law, Medical, Nursing, or Dental Medicine Students should consult with their respective deans’ offices to determine procedures for 2021-2022 grades.
Submission Dates for S/U Grading Requests for summer 2021 and fall 2021
||Final Grades Due
||S/U Request Form Opens
||Deadline to Submit S/U Request Form
||Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021
||Friday, Aug. 20, 2021
||Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 (11:59 pm PDT)
||Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021
||Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021
||Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 (11:59 pm PST)*
*Students can submit request forms on weekends. Staff will be available to answer questions during regular business hours.
If you request a change to S/U grading for any of your classes, the Office of the Registrar will make changes according to the following equivalencies:
S = “C” or better for undergraduate students
S = “B-” or better for graduate students
U = “C-” or lower for undergraduate students
U = “C+” or lower for graduate students
Once submitted, grade changes to S/U are final.
Please note that “S” and “U” grades are not included in the GPA or grade-point-balance calculations and may impact eligibility for some forms of financial aid and scholarships. Contact the office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for information. Before requesting the S/U grade option, undergraduates should review the information on S/U grading available on this FAQ page. Graduate students should consult their faculty advisor and/or graduate coordinator.
UNLV will only accept forms after final grades are posted in MyUNLV. You must check your final grades so you know the letter grades you are replacing.
The advising FAQ page includes several statements to advise you of the potential impacts of S and U grades on your academic progress, financial aid, and GPA. You should read over each of these statements before you submit the S/U request.
“S” and “U” grades are not included in GPA or grade-point-balance calculations. If you choose the S/U option for all of your classes, you will have no semester GPA, and your cumulative GPA will not change. If you choose the S/U option for some of your classes, only those for which you keep letter grades will be included in your semester and cumulative GPA.
“S” or “U” grades may impact eligibility for some forms of financial aid. You should contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships if you have questions about your specific situation. You can find information about S/U grades and Millennium Scholarship eligibility in the Academic Advising FAQ.
“S” grades will satisfy most UNLV prerequisites and graduation requirements. However, you should consult with your academic advisor about specific requirements of your program or any programs/institutions to which you plan to apply in the future.
Students in Pre-Social Work, Social Work and Pre-Nursing programs will not be able to request S/U grading for certain required classes. These classes are listed on the advising FAQ page.