March 17, 2020
An Important Message to UTSC Students from Mark A. Schmuckler, Professor and Vice-Dean Undergraduate
 

Due to the cancellation of in person classes and in person exams, the University of Toronto as a whole, and the University of Toronto Scarborough specifically, has reviewed its current policies regarding students’ abilities to both drop courses, and to choose to change a class to a Credit/No Credit option, for Winter 2020. After significant review, and consultation with multiple chairs, we have decided upon the following updates to these policies.

Update 1: Extended deadline to drop a Y and/or S course
  • New deadline: Saturday, April 25, 2020.
  • Note that no final grades will be released until after this date.
  • Students may submit their request online through ACORN.
Update 2: Extended deadline for Credit/No Credit for Winter 2020 courses
  • New deadline: Saturday, April 25, 2020.
  • Note that no final grades will be released until after this date.
  • Students may submit their request online through eService (click Courses > Credit/No Credit Declaration for Winter 2020). This access will be available by the end of day on Wednesday, March 18.
Update 3: Credit/No Credit (CR/NCR) policy for impacted courses
  • For all undergraduate courses that are impacted this Winter 2020 term, the following exceptions to the standard CR/NCR policy will apply: 
    • Credits earned with a final mark of at least 50% will be noted with a CR notation on your transcript in lieu of a numerical grade. You will be allowed to use these courses to fulfill your program completion requirements.
    • You may choose the CR/NCR option for any or all of your Winter 2020 courses and they will not count toward the standard 2.0 credit limit.
    • There will be no limit to the number of credits that you can choose to declare as CR/NCR for the Winter 2020 term. For example, a student may declare CR/NCR for 2.5 credits of their Winter 2020 courses under this new exception, and it will not deduct from the standard 2.0 credit limit.
    • NOTE: while a grade of CR will appear on the academic records of students who choose this option, the actual percentage grade earned in those courses, which will not appear on students’ academic records, will be used by the departments of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Management, Psychology and Sociology for purposes of assessing admission to limited enrolment Subject Posts.

As we navigate through these unprecedented times together, it is our hope that these options will provide students with the flexibility to determine how to best complete the term. If you have any questions regarding these changes, please do not hesitate to contact the Dean (vpdean@utsc.utoronto.ca), Vice-Dean, Undergraduate (vdundergrad@utsc.utoronto.ca), or Registrar (registrar@utsc.utoronto.ca).