Academic senate approves credit/no credit options for fall, spring

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The Academic Senate voted today to approve credit/no credit and pass/fail grading options for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Student Government president Sara Brennan said that the Senate approved UTD President Richard Benson’s recommendations for grading option changes, which are very similar to those implemented for UT Austin: an option to select up the three courses total for credit/no credit between fall and spring semesters, in addition to extended withdraw period deadlines for classes.

The vote took place at a special Academic Senate session called by Benson following feedback from students on the Senate’s previous decision.

Brennan said to expect an official announcement from the university at noon tomorrow.