Dear Virginia Western community,
Last week, I shared with you details of a new grading policy
and withdrawal period established by the VCCS during the COVID-19 pandemic in
order to ease the burden on students as we adapt to an online learning
environment. You can view information on those policies at: https://www.virginiawestern.edu/covid19/grading/.
The VCCS has made some revisions to the grading policy in an
effort to clarify the process and equip our students for success during Spring
Semester. Please see below:
- Students who withdraw themselves will receive a
- Students who are withdrawn on the final grade
roster will get a WC.
- Neither the W or WC will impact a student’s GPA
and both will be handled as a traditional W grade.
- The 60 percent work completion requirement for
an Incomplete (I) grade has been removed
- Students who receive an Incomplete will have two
semesters to complete it, making that work due by the last day of classes for Fall
We have extended the withdrawal deadline in the Virginia
Western system. Students can withdraw themselves in the Student Information
System through May 8, 2020.
We will provide guidance on the implementation of these
processes in the near future and will share those with you when available.
Thank you again for your patience as we navigate these
changes. Students, please reach out to your faculty member or advisor if you
have any questions.
Dr. Robert H. Sandel
Virginia Western Community College