The Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Grade Change Request allows a student to change a traditional letter grade to an S for Satisfactory if they have earned a D- or higher or an F to a U for Unsatisfactory. This form must be submitted by the published deadline. S/U grades will become part of the student’s record but do not count in the grade point average calculated by Truckee Meadows Community College.
Requests for S/U grades will not be completed until the student has connected with an Academic Advisor to discuss the benefits and/or consequences of changing from a traditional letter grade to satisfactory/unsatisfactory. It is important to know that S/U grades may not apply toward certain degree programs, though they will count as attempted prerequisites for limited entry allied health programs. Classes that require specific letter grades (e.g. C or higher) may not accept an S as meeting the prerequisite. Changing to S/U may also affect financial aid, athletics eligibility, Veteran’s benefits, and more, which is why it is important to review your individual situation with an Academic Advisor. You may schedule an appointment online at myadvisor.tmcc.edu.
Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship
Eligibility is determined by credits completed and semester GPA. TMCC students must complete 9 credits a semester and maintain a 2.75 GPA at the end of every semester they receive Millennium Scholarship funding. To meet this eligibility requirement, students considering the S/U grading option must keep at least one letter grade that will equate to a 2.75 GPA or higher for the semester. If all letter grades are replaced with S/U, students will earn a 0.0. GPA which will result in the loss of GGMS scholarship eligibility.
Students receiving federal financial aid must meet GPA and completion ratio/pace Financial Aid Academic Progress (FAAP) standards. Students will earn credits for an S grade which will help with the pace requirement while not affecting GPA. A U is considered a failing grade and does not earn credit hours nor does it affect GPA. If you are following an academic plan to meet Financial Aid Academic Progress (FAAP) guidelines, it is important to earn credit in all the courses on your academic plan. Please see the Financial Aid Academic Progress Policy.
The deadline to submit an S/U Grade Change Request for the Spring and Summer 2020 terms have passed. The deadline to submit for the Fall 2020 Semester is Jan. 6, 2021.