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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

S/P/U a Course

Online “S/P/U a Course” Request

Be sure to review the Important Information below prior to submitting a request.

Notes:

  • Graduate students should contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education.
  • Music majors wishing to S/P/U a required music course, do not complete this form.  Instead please email Dianne Chappell with your request.  Please include your name, P# and the CRN of the course you would like to S/P/U. 
S/P/U a Course Form

Important Information

Note: To be named to the President’s List or Dean’s List students must have completed at least 12 numerically graded undergraduate credit hours for the semester.  Learn More

If you are considering electing the S/P/U grading option, you must do the following.

  1. If the course is required within your major or minor: consult with the appropriate advisor, department chair, and/or the Student Success Center to confirm that the S/P/U option is allowed, and that this will not negatively impact your time to degree completion. 
    1. Please note: most majors and minors have limits on the number of credits (if any) that can be taken for S/P/U.
    2. See the College Catalog for general information about the S/P/U Grading option, as well as the requirements under your specific major(s)/minor(s).  

Your request will be reviewed, and you will be notified with one of two messages in response to your original email:

  1. Your request has been approved and processed.
  2. We are unable to process your request at this time. This response will include information and instructions for what to do.

Note: To be named to the President’s List or Dean’s List students must have completed at least 12 numerically graded undergraduate credit hours for the semester.  Learn More

S/P/U on the Transcript

  • "S" is recorded for a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  • "P" is recorded for a grade of 1.0, 1.3 or 1.7.
  • "U" is recorded for a grade of 0.0.

"S" "P"  and "U" are recorded on the transcript, but they are not calculated in the cumulative grade point average. "S" and "P" confers credit for a course; "U" does not.

Choosing S/P/U as an Option
Students may consider this option for a maximum of 14 semester hours during an entire college career but cannot choose it when repeating a class.
Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 courses taken S/P/U do not count against an undergraduate student's S/P/U limit of 14 hours total.


Deadlines
The deadline to withdraw and S/P/U courses for the Spring 2021 is May 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Check out the Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

Courses Offered only as S/U
In certain courses, the College itself may award an S* or U* (e.g., P.E. experiences, student teaching, music studio courses). Students graded in this manner will not have such credits considered as part of the 14-semester-hour maximum.

Visit our Grading Policies webpage for more details about the College grading systems.