Fall 2020 Grading and Academic Policy Changes

Fall 2020 Academic Policy Changes

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in University of Maine classes have the option to convert their fall 2020 class(es) from graded to Pass/Fail, or to withdraw from one or more classes without academic penalty (equivalent to a grade of W).

Full policy details are available here:  Fall 2020 Academic Policy Changes


Important academic deadlines associated with these temporary policy changes include:

  • December 11, 2020 – Last day to drop a course and receive a W grade (Withdrawal)
  • December 14, 2020 through January 2, 2021 – Submit a request for changing a posted grade to the Pass/Fail grading option


To withdraw from a class and receive a W grade:


Requesting a change to the Pass/Fail grade option:

  • Carefully review the Fall 2020 Academic Policy Changes for the details specific to the Pass/Fail grade option and contact appropriate offices and/or your advisor as recommended
  • The Request for Pass/Fail Option Form will be available from December 14, 2020 to January 2, 2021
  • The form is only accessible via your UMS Account (@maine.edu)
  • Do not submit the form until the grades for the class(es) have been posted in MaineStreet
  • Once the Pass/Fail option for a class is selected, there is no-opt out; it will remain Pass/Fail.
  • Form submission deadline is January 2, 2021
  • A confirmation email will be sent to your UMS Account upon submission of the form