March 27, 2020, 9:42 a.m.
We recognize the increased difficulty, stress and uncertainty these extraordinary circumstances pertaining to the COVID-19 virus are causing. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we have shifted face-to-face learning to alternative means, adapted advising and tutoring, and worked out other logistics related to student life and learning. We recommend that you continue your current schedule through this instructional transition and that you work closely with your faculty regarding your unique situation.
Shepherd University cares about our students and in an effort to ease the transitions that are necessary at this time, we are providing the following opportunities to students during the Spring 2020 semester:
- Extend the ﬁnal date to withdraw from a full-semester or second-half semester class to the last day of classes, Friday, April 24, 2020.
- Withdrawal forms are on the Registrar’s forms page found here. Forms can be sent by email from your secure rams.shepherd.edu account, to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 304-876-5136. Contact your advisor by email to receive approval. The registrar will accept either an imaged signature (if available) or an email from the appropriate signatory indicating approval.
- Shepherd does have a Pass/Fail grading option for certain courses under special circumstances (Note: undergraduate students only). The policy is located in the SU Catalog, here. The petition process for exceptions to academic regulations and required letter of explanation are located here.
As with any potential adjustments to your schedule, please consult with your faculty advisor or an advisor in the Academic Assistance Center (AAC). You can contact the AAC at email@example.com or by phone 304-876-5317. Your faculty advisor can also serve as a resource. Email is the best way to contact your advisor. Additionally, ask questions related to how these changes may affect any of the following:
- Financial Aid
- Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
- Eligiblity for Scholarship
- Athletic Eligibility
Dr. Scott Beard, Provost