Excused Absence and Grading Policies
07/30/2020, 05:30:01 PM
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Dear Students,

I hope you and your family are safe.  As we approach the start of the fall semester, I would like to share information regarding recently approved policies aimed at supporting your academic success.  The University of Houston is implementing these policies in fall 2020 consistent with our commitment to flexibility and compassion in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Excused Absence Policies

The University of Houston has created excused absence policies for undergraduate and graduate students. Regular class attendance, participation, and engagement in coursework are important contributors to student success. Absences will be excused as provided in the Undergraduate Excused Absence Policy and Graduate Excused Absence Policy, both of which can be found here; I encourage you to review these policies prior to start of the fall semester.

Interim Undergraduate Grade Policy

The Interim Undergraduate Grade Policy has been extended through the fall 2020 semester. This policy provides students with the option to choose Satisfactory/No Credit (S/NCR) grading on a course-by-course basis and applies to all undergraduate students in courses offered in all sessions during the fall 2020 semester. Students are encouraged to review the policy as well as FAQs.

Grading for graduate and professional courses during the fall semester will be guided by the established Grading Policies described in the Graduate Catalog. 

If you have any questions regarding the Interim Undergraduate Grade Policy, please email grading@uh.edu. For questions regarding the excused absence policies, please email fallclasses@uh.edu. I look forward to the start of the fall semester and wish you the best as you pursue your education at the University of Houston.


Paula Myrick Short
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UH System
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, UH
Distinguished Professor of Education

provost@uh.edu | 832.842.0550

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