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Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Option

Students may utilize the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading Option for select courses during their undergraduate study; a number of important restrictions apply.

Under the student-elected S/U option, the student's grade for a course will be recorded on the transcript as S* (student-elected Satisfactory) or U* (student-elected Unsatisfactory). Neither grade will affect the student's GPA.

The course instructor is not informed that a course is being taken S*/U* and will submit the letter grade earned by the student. Letter grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C- will convert to S* (Satisfactory) while grades of D+, D, D- and F will convert to U* (Unsatisfactory). S* grades count toward graduation; U* grades do not.

Please click here for the link to the policy and restrictions.

Go to my.newpaltz.edu > Resources > Registration > S/U Grading Option

Can the S/U be changed back to the regular letter grade?

The student can elect change to the letter grade a student-opted S* or U*  which will then be counted in the cumulative average and appear on the College record. Such a request will be honored for a period of one calendar year after the semester in which a student has earned a student-opted S* or U* mark or until the student graduates, whichever period is shorter.

The student can view the grade before deciding to change to the letter grade.

Go to my.newpaltz.edu > Resources > Registration > S/U Grading Option