Grades will be announced to students by June 8. The current letter grading scheme will remain in effect.
Students can withdraw from courses until April 20 but must maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours (for undergraduate students) during the semester.
Pay attention to the remaining work and how that is being assessed and invest your time accordingly. As you well know, generally each course requires more time than class instruction (online or offline).
Getting help and support, please stay in close communication with the following:
Re. academic work: your faculty members
Portal Link: https://roservice.lums.edu.pk/
Students should continue to work over email or other modes of remote-communication with their school advisers in their respective schools and departments, i.e. faculty advisers, staff advisers in advising units, program coordinators, etc.
(If you have any issues connecting with school advisers, you can email the university’s Office of Academic Advising at email@example.com and Dr. Malik can facilitate the connection with your school advisers.)
As a result of the current circumstances which are unprecedented the Counselling and Psychological Services in LUMS have changed their mode of care to providing online therapy via zoom which commenced on the 16th March.
To see a counselor the same procedure as before is in place which requires emailing firstname.lastname@example.org after which you will be contacted by the Practice Supervisor who will walk you through the steps on how to connect with the student counselor online. The Counselling and Psychological Services Center is committed to providing continual support and care to our student community and a standard of care in which confidentiality will be maintained via the online platform.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com.
After the grades have been posted, if you have one remaining course to graduate you may be eligible for a directed study course in summer term (please contact the RO)
This Pass/No Credit policy will apply to all courses (major core, major elective, in/out-group courses, university cores, etc.) taken in this semester only.
This is not the regular Pass/Fail policy, but a concession is given for this specific semester (Spring 2020) only and is optional. That is, grading will be done as usual, but individual students will have the chance to opt to convert their grade to a Pass or No Credit if they wish, up to 1 week after their grades are in.
However, the grading scheme will be followed as mentioned in the Undergraduate Student handbook 2019 – 2020, which states that “a course will be considered as Pass if the grade attained is C or above.” In the current scenario, if a student attains C- or below, he or she can get the course converted to NC (No Credit) instead of an F Grade. This means the student will receive no credit for this course if an NC is selected, but also that there will be no negative impact on the CGPA. Similarly, if a Pass is picked, it will not contribute towards the CGPA.
The policy for Masters/Ph.D. students will be shared later.
There are two main differences:
Please note that this is not the regular Pass/Fail policy, but a concession is given for this specific semester (Spring 2020) only owing to Covid-19, and this is optional. That is, students can opt to use it for particular courses and not for others where they feel the grades they achieved are fine.
Hence there is no specific limit and it depends solely on the decision of the student as to how many credits does he/she want to convert into Pass (P) or No Credit (NC) this semester.
Please note that this is not the regular Pass/Fail policy. It is a Pass/No Credit policy which applies to the courses you are taking in Spring 2020 only. This is a special allowance made for students this semester owing to the Covid-19 situation, therefore, credits of the courses converted into Pass/NC this semester will not be counted be in the 10 credit hours’ limit of Pass/Fail policy.
A Pass grade will have no effect on the CGPA and the credit for the course is earned, whereas NC means that the student will receive no credit for this course, but also that there will be no negative impact on the CGPA. Your CGPA will remain as it is.
In case you opt for Pass/NC Policy, the DHL calculation will be as follows:
Pass – Not contributing to CGPA but contributing to the total credits OR
No Credit – Not contributing to CGPA or to total credits
Hence, provided your CGPA and total credits meet the DHL requirements, this will not affect DHL calculations.
A Pass grade will be visible on the transcript for the courses which will be opted as Pass in this semester (Spring 2020) only.
An NC grade will also be visible on the transcript for this semester only. In case you subsequently repeat the course, NC will still be visible on the transcript under this semester, while the newly attained grade will be visible under that particular semester.
Owing to the current situation of COVID-19, it has been decided that the regular Pass/Fail policy will not be applicable in this Spring Semester 2020. You will receive letter grades for all the enrolled courses and grading will be done as usual. Once the grades are in, individual students will have the chance, up to 1 week after grades are visible, to convert their grade to Pass or No Credit if they wish.
Since this is a special allowance made for students this semester owing to the Covid-19 situation, you may convert a course into Pass/NC that contributes towards the minor requirements. A Pass grade will have no effect on the minor GPA but the credits for the course will be counted towards the minor requirements.
If you get a grade below C (such as C- or D) you have the option of keeping that grade, and the credits. Alternatively, you may opt for NC instead of the grade. You would also opt for NC if you obtained an F grade. In these cases, opting for NC would have no impact on your CGPA, but the credits would not be counted.
If the course is not a core course or part of your graduation requirements in some way, you will not need to take it again.
A course will be considered as Pass if the grade attained is C or above. Therefore, in case of choosing Pass in place of C grade, there is no need to repeat it, as you will receive the credits for it. However, if you attain C- or below, and opt to convert the course to NC (No Credit, you will not receive credit for it and will have to repeat it in the future to complete your graduation requirements.
Disclaimer: Various options to facilitate students in the best possible way are still being worked out by the University hence these questions are subject to amendments. We will keep on adding on more questions as things get finalized.