The FAQs below are intended to be helpful to all students. Additionally, students are encouraged to visit the Office of the Register website for specific questions pertaining to grading and their college’s advising center website for any specific information pertaining to the college.
· College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
· Kania School of Management (KSOM)· Office of the Registrar
How will students register for courses? plus or minus
Will CTLE services (including tutoring) be operational? plus or minus
Yes, the CTLE will continue to provide academic support services to students during remote education. Please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com if you have questions.
Tutoring: Individual tutoring will continue as scheduled beginning March 30. Peer tutoring will meet virtually. For more information, visit CTLE’s virtual tutoring website.
Group tutoring: The CTLE intends to resume group tutoring as well using the same schedule in place prior to spring break. For more information, visit CTLE’s virtual tutoring website.
Accommodations: Students with disabilities will continue to receive support through CTLE. Students with testing accommodations should continue to request test taking support through the existing form, giving CTLE and the faculty prior notice. Notetakers will continue to provide notes, unless lectures are replaced with written content.
How will labs, clinicals, community based learning and internships be completed during the period of remote instruction? plus or minus
Will students have access to University software that is needed for their coursework (e.g. graphic design program)? plus or minus
What is the status of Commencement and other summer campus events? plus or minus
- The University celebrated the Class of 2020 through virtual Commencement celebrations from May 29-31. Note that regalia was shipped on June 10 to those who graduated from their undergraduate program and diplomas were shipped to graduates on June 15th.
- We look forward to celebrating our graduates again in October. Our preliminary plans include hosting Baccalaureate Mass and a Commencement Party on campus on Saturday, October 24, and conducting a combined Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement Ceremony at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, October 25. Please see the Commencement website for additional information
- The University will approach other campus activities in the same manner as we do other academic activity, moving forward when permitted and when we deem it safe.
How will students return books rented from the Bookstore? plus or minus
Students who rented textbooks from The University of Scranton’s Bookstore received information via email outlining the process for returning textbooks at the conclusion of the semester. Note that the rental due date has been extended to June 30, 2020. Students are encouraged to return books via mail as the Bookstore is not open for walk-in returns at this time. Learn more here. Students who have questions may contact the Bookstore Manager, Don Drasba
Is the Bookstore offering any additional resources to support remote education? plus or minus
Has the grading policy been revised for undergraduate and graduate courses? plus or minus
A revised policy for undergraduate “credit satisfactory/credit deficiency/no credit (CS/CD/NC)” and graduate “satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U)” grading will be in place for this semester and has been extended into the regular and special Summer 2020 terms. Academic departments have concluded their review and determination of Spring 2020 courses or programs that are eligible or ineligible, taking into consideration accreditation or other important academic concerns; the list of the ineligible courses for Spring 2020 can be found here. Students were invited to apply for “credit satisfactory/credit deficiency/no credit” grading on eligible courses beginning by May 1. Students who wished to retain a letter grade for a course in which they are currently enrolled did not need to take any further action. The process to submit a request for a credit satisfactory/credit deficiency/no credit grade this semester is outlined in the following communication. Additional FAQ's and information can be found on the Office of the Registrar Spring 2020 Grading Information webpage.
For Summer 2020 terms, Academic departments will consider which courses or programs will be eligible for these grading options over the next two days. Because of accreditation or other important academic concerns, not all courses or programs will be eligible for this change. Students will be informed of any ineligible summer courses, as well as the process to be followed to request these grading modes, in an email on Wednesday, May 20.