Dec. 7 COVID-19 Update | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates | UNB

COVID-19 community update

Dec. 7, 2020

As the second wave of COVID-19 intensifies in New Brunswick, so does our stress and anxiety. The increase in confirmed cases and potential exposure risks directly impacts our health and wellness. We recognize this is an extraordinarily difficult time for you, for your family and for your roommates.

Adapting to changing health measures, travel restrictions and alert levels is causing additional pressure and concern for everyone. In an attempt ease some of these difficulties for students, UNB is extending the course withdraw date and introducing a credit/no-credit grading option for Fall 2020 courses.

Withdraw (W)

The deadline to withdraw from a course without academic penalty is extended up to and including Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. If you choose to withdraw from a course, you are not required to complete the course work or write the final exam if applicable.

If you withdrew from a course after the original withdraw date of Nov. 2 and received a withdraw fail (WF), your transcript notation will be changed to a W. If your transcript is not changed by Jan. 8, 2021, contact the Registrar’s Office, UNB Fredericton (records@unb.ca) or UNB Saint John (unbsjreg@unb.ca) for more information.

Courses marked as withdraw (W): Courses dropped before Dec. 11 will be shown as W on your transcript. W indicates the course has not been completed. W will not count as credit hours completed, as a prerequisite nor count towards program requirements. W is not assigned grade points so it will not negatively or positively affect your grade point average.

Credit/no-credit (CR/NCR)

After receiving your final grade, you may choose to keep the letter grade or request a CR/NCR for any of your courses. You must complete all course requirements to receive a CR/NCR, including the final exam if applicable. Students in the Faculty of Law are exempt from selecting CR/NCR as an option for any courses. More information on open-entry online courses will be communicated this week.

You must notify the Registrar’s Office by Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 if you wish to change your letter grade to CR/NCR and indicate which course(s), UNB Fredericton (grades@unb.ca) or UNB Saint John (unbsjreg@unb.ca).

  • Courses marked as credit (CR): If you receive a letter grade of A, B or C, you can request the letter grade to be converted to CR for all elective or required courses. CR will count as credit hours completed, as a prerequisite and count towards program requirements. CR is not assigned grade points so it will not negatively or positively affect your grade point average.
  • Courses marked as no-credit (NCR): If you receive a letter grade of D or F, you can request the letter grade to be converted to NCR for all elective or required courses. NCR will not count as credit hours completed, as a prerequisite nor count towards program requirements. NCR is not assigned grade points so it will not negatively or positively affect your grade point average.

Important: Selecting CR/NCR options may affect scholarship awards. CR/NCR it is not recommended if you are considering applying to graduate studies, law and other programs in the future. We encourage you to consult your academic advisor regarding your options, especially if you are considering converting a D to NCR.

For more information about withdraw or credit/no-credit options, contact your academic advisor: UNB Fredericton Academic Advisors or UNB Saint John Academic Advisors.

UNB is here for you. We will continue to address your concerns and provide the latest information on COVID-19 through email, myUNB News, social media channels and unb.ca/coronavirus. We encourage you to continue supporting one another with empathy and compassion during this time of uncertainty.

Stay healthy and best wishes,

Petra Hauf
Vice-President Saint John

George MacLean
Vice-President Academic (Fredericton)

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