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An overview and step-by-step guide to converting term course grades to the disruption SD/UD grading option (effective for Spring 2020 and Spring 2021).
Conversions table , Step-by-Step guide


SD (Satisfactory-Disruption) and UD (University Disruption-No Credit) grading is a special grading option for students in response to the COVID-19 events.
For more information about the SD/UD grading option and frequently asked questions, see Disruption Grading.
If you are uncertain about whether the SD/UD option is right for you, please reach out to your academic advisor.

Important notes:
  • The window to elect the Spring 2021 COVID-19 grading option will begin on May 8th 2021 and conclude on May 21st 2021 at 11:59PM.
  • The window to elect the Spring 2020 COVID-19 grading option was from May 9th 2020 to May 22nd 2020 at 11:59PM.
  • Grades can only be converted after the course grades have been posted in the Student Center.
  • Final grades are posted in the Student Center, not in Canvas.
  • Courses not graded A-F cannot be converted.
  • Law, MD and DPT students cannot convert to SD/UD grades.
  • Please consider the choice to convert to SD/UD grades as you will not be able to convert them back to letter grades on your own. During the May 8 - May 21, 2021 window to elect SD/UD grades, students who mistakenly convert their grade to an SD/UD may complete this form to have the SD/UD grade reverted to the letter grade.


For the following students:
  • Undergraduate
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Master of Genetic Counselor Studies (MGCS)
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • University Special Students (including Capstone students)
Original Grade A AB B BC C D F
For Graduate students:
Original Grade A AB B BC C D F
For the following students:
  • Law School
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  Student grading will be managed within those programs.


  1. Login to MyUW.

  2. Click on the Student Center tile, then the Manage Classes tile.

    Student Center tile Manage classes tile

  3. The Disruption SD/UD Grading page for the Spring 2020/2021 will load, displaying a list of your enrolled courses.

    Disruption SD/UD Grading page

  4. Once your grades have been posted by your instructor, each graded course section will display your final grade.
    If the course qualifies, and you are eligible, for SD/UD grading, a "Covert to SD/UD" button will be displayed.
    • Courses not graded A-F cannot be converted.
    • Law, MD and DPT students cannot convert to SD/UD grades.

  5. Review your grades. If you elect to change the grade, click on the "Convert to SD/UD" button.

    Convert to SD/UD button

  6. Review the information in the pop-up message and make sure you have selected the correct course.
    Click "Yes" if you wish to confirm the change.
    Note: Do not confirm the change if you are unsure, you will not be able to reverse the change.

    Convert grade confirmation

  7. The conversion is successful.

    Grade conversion is successful

    • Conversion button now says "Grade already converted!" and is not clickable.

      Grade already converted

    • Grade Input is your original grade
      Official Grade is your converted SD/UD grade.

      Original and converted grade

    • Grading Basis is now Disruption Grading.

      Grading basis Disruption Grading

    • Your name and a time stamp are added to confirm the change.

      Name and time stamp

Keywords:conversion, convert, disruptive, "spring 2020", "spring 2021", covid-19 grade   Doc ID:101311
Owner:Danielle C.Group:Office of the Registrar
Created:2020-04-23 08:06 CDTUpdated:2022-03-30 08:04 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Office of the Registrar
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