COVID-19 Flexibility in Admissions Decisions Encouraged
Many institutions have introduced new grading schemes such as satisfactory/unsatisfactory, pass/fail, or credit /noncredit. Some institutions enforced the new grading schemes while others let students choose between the new grading scheme or traditional letter grades. At the same time, we believe that both institutions and their students made efforts to maintain the highest level of rigor and integrity in educational outcomes.
Consequently, our admission committee and our program faculty will be empathetic to COVID-19 challenges and allow flexibility in the evaluation of applicants, especially in the use of Spring 2020 grades.