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The opportunity to select the new PS/NS option will open for students in Banner Self-Service starting at 8:00 am (EST) May 4, 2021. The decision deadline is 5:00 pm (EST) on May 5, 2021. Students may change their selection during this time period (May 4th and 5th, 2021). All decisions are final as of 5:00 pm (EST) on May 5, 2021.  Additional information on the PS/NS process is available by visiting: https://registrar.cofc.edu/grades/covid-19-spring-2021-grading-policy.php

Q:  I heard that if I want to select PS/NS for one of my classes, I have to take PS/NS for all of my classes—is that correct?

A:  No.  Students have the option of selecting none, one, some or all of their eligible courses for the PS/NS option. 

Q:  Why does my Degree Works audit look different for PS/NS courses? Should I be concerned?

A:  Degree Works cannot be completely updated until May 7 after the PS/NS grade period is completed. In the meantime, some of your courses might appear in different places. Please note that your major and cumulative GPA’s will not be updated until May 7 when grades are finalized. Once Degree Works becomes available again after the outage for end of term processing, all PS/NS courses will be accurately reflected in requirements and GPA’s and academic standing will be updated. 

Q:  When will I receive my email receipt for my PS/NS selection?

A:  Your email receipt should arrive in your college-issued email account in approximately 2-3 minutes.  However, during peak times, email receipts may take longer. 

Remember, the decision to opt for the PS/NS grade is up to you.  In making the decision to retain standard grades or choose the new PS/NS grade type, it is critical for you to talk with your faculty, advisors, financial aid, and family.  Most students will choose to keep the letter grade of C or better. Students who receive a D+, D, or D- grade may want to consider the PS grade.  Students who receive an F or WA grade will want to carefully consider the NS option.  Ultimately, the choice is yours. 

This email is intended for outgoing messages only.  Additional information on the PS/NS Grade Mode can be found on the Office of the Registrar website: https://registrar.cofc.edu/grades/covid-19-grading-policy.php

Timeline for Making Your Decision Between Standard Letter Grades and the new PS/NS Grade Type

  • You will have two days to view your letter grades and make decisions regarding the new Significant Disruption PS/NS grade option.
  • The opportunity to select the new PS/NS option will open for you in Banner Self-Service starting at 12:01 am (EST) May 5, 2020.
  • Your decision deadline is 11:59 pm (EST) on May 6, 2020.
  • You may change your selections during the two-day period (May 5th and 6th, 2020).  All decisions are final as of 11:59 pm (EST) on May 6, 2020.

Viewing Your Express II and Full Semester Letter Grades

  • On May 5th, you will be able to access your Express II and full-semester grades on the Significant Disruption (PS/NS) Grade Mode page in Banner Self-Service.  Your grades will not be located in the normal Student Grades channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston until they are finalized on May 7, 2020.
  • We have dedicated a channel to the Significant Disruption (PS/NS) Grade Mode on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.  Detailed instructions for accessing your grades can be found on the Office of the Registrar webpage: https://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/alternate-grade-ps-ns-guide.pdf.

Choosing the PS/NS Grade Mode Option for Your Eligible Courses

  • In making the decision to retain standard letter grades or choose the new PS/NS grade mode, it is critical for you to talk with faculty, advisors, financial aid, and family.  The Center for Academic Performance and Persistence is a valuable resource for students making these decisions. Questions regarding how the PS/NS grade type will impact scholarship eligibility can be emailed to meritscholarships@cofc.edu.   If you have any questions regarding the PS/NS process, please contact the Office of the Registrar registrar@cofc.edu.
  • If you do not want to select the PS/NS grade type for any of your eligible courses, you do not need to take any action.
  • If you would like to select the PS/NS grade for any of your eligible courses, detailed instructions can be found on the Office of the Registrar webpage: https://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/alternate-grade-ps-ns-guide.pdf.

On May 5th, you will be able to access your Express II and full-semester grades on the Significant Disruption (PS/NS) Grade Mode page in Banner Self-Service.  Your grades will not be located in the normal Student Grades channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston until they are finalized on May 7, 2020.

We have dedicated a channel to the Significant Disruption (PS/NS) Grade Mode on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.  Detailed instructions for accessing your grades can be found on the Office of the Registrar webpage: https://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/alternate-grade-ps-ns-guide.pdf.

Dear Student,

It is important to read this email in its entirety as it contains important details regarding your grades for this semester.  In addition to the standard letter grade, the College of Charleston is providing students with the option of selecting a PS/NS grade for eligible courses completed in Express II or full-semester Spring 2020.  Information on this option can be found by visiting the Office of the Registrar website: https://registrar.cofc.edu/grades/covid-19-grading-policy.php

Timeline for Making Your Decision Between Standard Letter Grades and the new PS/NS Grade Type

  • You will have two days to view your letter grades and make decisions regarding the new Significant Disruption PS/NS grade option.
  • The opportunity to select the new PS/NS option will open for you in Banner Self-Service starting at 12:01 am (EST) May 5, 2020.
  • Your decision deadline is 11:59 pm (EST) on May 6, 2020.
  • You may change your selections during the two-day period (May 5th and 6th, 2020).  All decisions are final as of 11:59 pm (EST) on May 6, 2020.

Viewing Your Express II and Full Semester Letter Grades

  • On May 5th, you will be able to access your Express II and full-semester grades on the Significant Disruption (PS/NS) Grade Mode page in Banner Self-Service.  Your grades will not be located in the normal Student Grades channel on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston until they are finalized on May 7, 2020.
  • We have dedicated a channel to the Significant Disruption (PS/NS) Grade Mode on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston.  Detailed instructions for accessing your grades can be found on the Office of the Registrar webpage: https://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/alternate-grade-ps-ns-guide.pdf.

Choosing the PS/NS Grade Mode Option for Your Eligible Courses

  • In making the decision to retain standard letter grades or choose the new PS/NS grade mode, it is critical for you to talk with faculty, advisors, financial aid, and family.  The Center for Academic Performance and Persistence is a valuable resource for students making these decisions. Questions regarding how the PS/NS grade type will impact scholarship eligibility can be emailed to meritscholarships@cofc.edu.   If you have any questions regarding the PS/NS process, please contact the Office of the Registrar registrar@cofc.edu.
  • If you do not want to select the PS/NS grade type for any of your eligible courses, you do not need to take any action.
  • If you would like to select the PS/NS grade for any of your eligible courses, detailed instructions can be found on the Office of the Registrar webpage: https://registrar.cofc.edu/pdf/alternate-grade-ps-ns-guide.pdf.

Wishing you all good health!

Best,

Mary B.
University Registrar and Assistant Provost

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