Regents Suspend Policies for Students Facing CV-19 Financial Hardships

Grading Policy Adjusted As Well

Mitch Kelly
April 08, 2020 - 5:31 am
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LAS VEGAS – Due to the financial hardships many students are facing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada Board of Regents have voted to temporarily suspend certain provisions related to delinquent accounts for students facing financial hardships through September 30, 2020.

“This will allow students facing financial hardships due to this turbulent and unprecedented event to move their education forward,” said Chancellor Thom Reilly.

Prior to the Board of Regents suspension of its policy, a student or former student with a delinquent account of $100 or more or an overdue loan would not be permitted to register at any NSHE institution. In addition, the student or former student with a delinquent account of $100 or more or an overdue loan would not be permitted to receive a transcript of academic record, a diploma, a certificate or report of semester grades. 

Suspending the policy through September 30, 2020, will allow students with delinquent accounts to register for courses and access their academic records for the summer and fall terms only.

In additiion,  all NSHE institutions will make the “S/U” (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) grading option available to students through the end of the Spring 2020 semester and after issuance of final grades for all courses.

Institutions are setting deadlines for student grade petitions and will advertise the deadlines widely so that students are aware of the option to change grades to S/U.  As part of this process, students will be advised of the ramifications of petitioning for a change to “S/U” grading before submitting such a request. During an emergency meeting on Tuesday, the Board approved technical changes related to S/U grades such that institutions can determine the grade equivalency for S/U grades.