Study Abroad

S/NS Grading Option

If you are interested in changing the grading for one or more of your courses to a Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory (S/NS) basis there is an option to do so. An “S” grade is automatically converted from a numerical grade of 2.0 or above for undergraduates. Courses graded with an “S” can only be used as general electives and cannot be used to satisfy a university, college or department course requirement. An “S” is not computed in GPA calculations.

S/NS Grade Request

Requests for S/NS grading must be submitted by the deadlines listed below:

  • By the end of the 7th week for a semester or quarter-long course
  • By the end of the 3rd week for a one or two month-long course
  • By the end of the 1st week for an Exploration Seminar

A grade less than 2.0 for undergraduates is converted to “NS.” “NS” is not included in GPA calculations. No credit is awarded for courses in which a “NS” grade is received. No more than 25 S/NS credits may apply toward an undergraduate degree.