The Carleton University Senate has approved the use of flexible, compassionate grading options for undergraduate and special students for the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 terms.

The University is permitting students to change their grade for one (1) 0.5 credit grade to SAT for Fall 2021 and one (1) 0.5 credit grade to SAT for Winter 2022. Alternatively, students may instead request that a passing grade for one (1) full year (fall/winter) 1.0 credit is converted to SAT in the Winter 2022 term. Please note that, with the exception of failing grades assigned as a result of an academic integrity violation, Fail (F) grades will be automatically replaced by Unsatisfactory (UNS) for the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 terms while the Flexible Compassionate Grading option is available.

How to apply:

  • Eligible students considering a SAT grade are advised to wait until all of their term grades appear in Carleton Central before making a decision.
  • The SAT Request Form for 0.5 credit Winter 2022 courses is now available.
    • Please allow 5 days for the request to be processed.
  • Fail (F) grades will be automatically replaced by Unsatisfactory (UNS) – students do not have to request conversion to UNS.
    • The conversion of F grades to UNS will take place daily during the examination period each term.

Eligibility:

  • With the exception of grades assigned as a result of an academic integrity violation, all undergraduate and special students are eligible to convert up to 0.5 credits to SAT and to have all F grades converted to UNS.
  • A student who receives an F or reduced grade for disciplinary reasons (i.e., Academic Integrity Violation) will not be eligible to have that grade converted to SAT or UNS.

Deadlines:

  • Potential graduates for June 2022 must make a SAT request by May 13, 2022.
  • All other students must make a SAT request by June 30, 2022.

Information and answers to a variety of questions remain available on the SAT/UNS frequently asked questions website.