The Carleton University Senate previously approved the use of flexible, compassionate grading options for undergraduate and special students. The flexible compassionate grading options were available for the Winter 2020, Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms.

For Winter 2020, the University permitted students to change their grades to SAT for all courses. In the Fall of 2020 and Winter of 2021, students were permitted to change 0.5 credits to SAT per term, or a 1.0 credit two-term course.

Students considering a SAT grade were advised to wait until all of their term grades appeared in Carleton Central before making a decision.

Please note that, with the exception of failing grades assigned as a result of an academic integrity violation, Fail (F) grades were automatically replaced by Unsatisfactory (UNS) for Winter 2020, Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms while the Flexible Compassionate Grading option was available.

Information and answers to a variety of questions remain available on the SAT/UNS frequently asked questions website. If you have additional questions regarding the SAT/UNS designation, please contact to meet with an academic advisor virtually.