Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade Change Request

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. Please submit the request form by the deadline and then monitor your TMCC student email, ending in, closely. We will not contact you through any other email address. An Academic Advisor will contact you to review your request and determine whether or not it may be approved. You will have 10 days to respond to the email before your request is canceled. 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. We will process F to U grade change requests without emailing you, but all other grade change requests will require email confirmation.

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.

Federal Aid

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 a S/U Grade Change Request for all 2020 terms and Spring 2021 has passed. The deadline to submit for both Summer 2021 sessions is Aug. 13, 2021. This is the final term this option will be available to students. Please submit the form and monitor your TMCC student email closely.

S/U Grade Change Request

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