On March 23rd, BYU announced the following changes regarding final grades at the end of the Winter 2020 semester:
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
We've received many questions concerning fair evaluation of final grades at the end of this altered 2020 winter semester. As a result, we've decided to give students a choice regarding how their final grade in each class is recorded.
At the end of this semester only, faculty will submit a letter grade for each course as per the standard grade submission protocol. After the grades are submitted by faculty, students can choose to keep the standard grade given or move to a pass/fail for each specific course.
Standard grade A–C = Pass
Standard grade D–F = Fail
Pass and Fail grades will not affect GPA. A "Pass" will count as a passing grade and a completed academic credit. For this semester only, a "Fail" will not adversely affect GPA and no credit will be given for that course.
We understand that there will be many additional questions about this decision. Details about deadlines, logistics, etc. are forthcoming. Thank you for your patience as we work to address those questions. We hope this provides you good options and that it helps reduce some of the stress you may be feeling.
C. Shane Reese
Academic Vice President