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Advising Information

For Students: Advising Information

YES, YOU STILL NEED AN ADVISING APPOINTMENT

Guided Discovery services will be available during the response timeline to COVID-19 via online platforms.  All students should have received a message directly from Guided Discovery with more details.  

  • Reach out to your Guide or faculty advisor for all registration questions and to make virtual appointments.
  • All Guided Discovery events are canceled.
  • There will be NO in-person appointments for the remainder of the semester.

Make your appointment with your Guide in Navigate.

Your guide will contact you PRIOR to your appointment to decide on what form of communication works best for you in this time (email, phone, or another online platform).

 

GUIDANCE ON CREDIT/NO CREDIT GRADING BY DEFAULT THIS SEMESTER

WHAT IS CREDIT/NO CREDIT GRADING?

Credit/No Credit grading means that rather than finishing a course with a letter grade, you will receive either credit (CR), or No Credit (NC). A letter grade of C- or better results in Credit for the course, and a D+ or below results in no credit for the course. 
 

HOW DOES THIS AFFECT MY GPA?

Credit/No Credit grades DO NOT factor into your GPA.
 

HOW WILL THIS AFFECT MY FINANCIAL AID/SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS I HAVE?

Since GPA is not affected by CR/NC courses, your Fall 2019 term GPA will be used in reviewing any GPA requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students who do not meet the GPA requirement for SAP will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine if receiving letter grades for their Spring 2020 courses will help them meet the GPA requirement for SAP.
 

Any questions or concerns about how other scholarships or aid may be impacted by receiving CR/NC in your coursework should be directed to your Financial Aid Counselor. 
 

CAN I STILL RECEIVE A LETTER GRADE INSTEAD OF CR/NC IF I WANT?

YES!  Details of who should petition for a grade, who should not, and how to do so is outlined below...
 

DO I NEED A LETTER GRADE INSTEAD OF CR/NC?

 

CR/NC Grading

Letter Grading (A-F)

I am taking a class for my major or minor

If you receive credit, the class will count towards your major or minor but will not impact your GPA.

The course will count for the major or minor if you receive C- or better and it will impact your GPA.

I am taking this course for a general education requirement.

If you receive credit for the course, it will fulfill the requirement.  

If you receive a D- or above the course will fulfill the requirement with the following exception:  

ENG 101/102 requires a C- to move to the next level.

 

*Students who are on the trajectory to receive a D+, D or D- and wish to fulfill the general education requirement should request traditional grading instead of CR/NC.

I was trying to take classes to raise my GPA this semester and letter grades would help me improve it.

Credit/No Credit grading WILL NOT affect your GPA.

The course will be graded A-F and will count towards your GPA.

*You can petition for letter grades per class

 

WHEN SHOULD I NOT PETITION FOR A GRADE?

You should NOT petition for a letter grade if the above scenarios do not apply to you and/or if receiving a letter grade in your classes will lower your GPA in a significant way.
 

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO DECIDE IF I WANT A LETTER GRADE OR IF I AM OKAY WITH CR/NC?

The petitioning process will take place near the end of the semester. Because of this timeline, you will likely know where your grade stands at the end of the course which should make the decision on whether or not to petition for a letter grade a bit easier, depending on your circumstances.

*If you need assistance in deciding, talk with your faculty instructor, academic advisor/Guilford Guide and/or Financial Aid Counselor.  
 

HOW DO I PETITION FOR A GRADE/WHAT DOES THE PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

The petition will open a few days before Banner opens for final grades so that faculty, advisors, Guides, and students have as much information as possible about your likely final grade.  More information with detailed instructions will be coming from the Academic Dean’s office in the near future.  
 

We know that this is not how anyone imagined their semester going and that some of the necessary changes currently being made can be overwhelming, even frightening.  Please know that Guided Discovery is here for you and happy to work with you and answer any questions that you have. All Guides contact information is listed on our website HERE.