UC-CCC Webinar Series: UC admission response to COVID-19 explained - Shared screen with speaker view
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P/NP for Major Prep (especially STEM majors)?
So if a student takes 14 plus units of P/NP, would then the spring 2021 student not be able to take P/NP
What can you say about how major prep, if taken for P/NP will be viewed by academic departments later on or by UC graduate program admissions?
This could be for major prep? not just general ed?
We'll get to major prep in future slides.
If a student get a NP graded for a required course due to technology issues and/or life situations, will there be an appeal process?
What about classes taken for P/NP in Fall 2020? The slide mentioned Wi/Sp/Su 2020.
The grading option of P/NP will not count towards the cap for winter, spring, summer 2020. So when institutions go back to in-person instruction, the policy returns to usual.
Will any campus or programs ever convert that P to a 2.0 in GPA- or across the board will all P grades stay out of the GPA for all programs?
Students should contact campuses to which they have been admitted if they get a NP in a required course. That is a campus decision.
Pass grades are not used at all in GPA calculations, so it will not be converted.
Will this ppt be available? When?
Get we get a grid of each campus/major that requires letter grade
Yes, this presentation is being recorded and both the recording and the powerpoint in pdf format will be posted to the UC Toolbox on the TCW later this week
I second Aimee Tran request to get a grid of each campus/major that will continue to require letter grade
A grid would be great
Letter grade per program per campus?
yes, per program per campus
Since so much is campus specific - can the UCOP require each UC to have theses webinars to update us please!
yes, a grid would be wonderful!
Could we please get contact information regarding admission and major issues and questions for each particular campus since this is so campus specific - a person/ or people at each campus that counselors and students can contact directly
P/NP for TAG applicants: the current recommendation is for student to take major prep courses with a letter-grade. Will this also be the case for courses students take to TAG to a campus? Also, due to these flexible grade options for students, do you see a change in TAG requirements for Fall 2021 applicants?
Please repeat what you said about UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley - one more time please
agreed! I missed the specifics
Thank you UCR and UCI!
Please repeat what you said about UC Berekely and UCI
was UCB just for 7 course pattern or for major prep as well?
I wrote down: UCI and UCR will accept PNP for all major prepUCB College of Letters and Science will accept PNP for GE courses
I'll ask Laura to repeat that after she goes through the slides for everyone
just to verify UCR and UCI will accept p/np for all majors prep
grid how about for the most highly competitive major at campuses.
Maybe have them post the lists on their webpages? Wouldn't expect the UCOP to produce the list, the campuses should make their own lists accessible.
Thank you @Rachel Anicetti!
Would the fact that UC is now allowing Pass grades factor in for students who did take the Pass option for major and the particular school didn’t allow it for major — would this quality for an appeal in admission if they were denied based on Pass work in the major prep courses?
Yes, please clarify the UCB update: I thought UCB (all UCs) were ok w/ GEs being P/NP temporarily already
Understood…if we could then get a list of campus and major specific contact people please instead
Again, it appears that each UC campus is very specific and different…again, please the need for counselors and students to have specific people and contact information for each campus/major etc
Cecile Davis Anderson
What can students expect when trying to call selected UC campuses? Will there be enough staff to handle these questions?
second the need to specific contacts!
Will UCs accept summer or fall courses for transfer that were taught 100% online, especially in hard STEM, like Organic Chemistry?
Could you please address TAG- Arlene Vargas asked a very important question:
P/NP for TAG applicants: the current recommendation is for student to take major prep courses with a letter-grade. Will this also be the case for courses students take to TAG to a campus? Also, due to these flexible grade options for students, do you see a change in TAG requirements for Fall 2021 applicants
What is the best way to contact campuses regarding questions during this time (COVID-19)-email, phone...?
We're almost through slides, so I am holding questions to the end.
What if LAB courses (Chem course) are not offered online due to complications with offering Lab courses through online format. Any broad statement or approach accommodating the limitations?
Also known as Emergency Withdraw
please each individual campus compile a list of letter grade only for major prep with contact information
as well as if coursework must be completed by end of spring.
Not sure if someone asked this already, but will this power point be available on the UCOP website?
EW- Excused Withdrawal-new for the CCCs, about 2 years ago
Is it better for a student to receive an EW or drop a class? I assume it will be better to receive am EW as the drop will not explain why they had to drop a class?
please make this ppt available asap
If a student has a choice between W or EW, EW is better- it doesn't count toward probationary status or number of attempts. But does count toward attempted units for fin. aid.
How will appeals/reviews be conducted due to changes in class completion?
Student will not have to request an extension for quarter system grades correct? The school does it right?
Will students be able to defer admission to the spring if courses continue to be offered only online in the fall?
Again, it would appear that each UC campus is very different and specific and has different guidelines and polices in all areas etc. Sorry to keep pushing this but it would be super helpful if we all will therefore could get specific contact people at each UC campus who we or our students can talk to directly in each area (major prep, intent to register, financial aid)
Will the current situation have an impact on the total number of transfer students being admitted to each campus?
No, this will not impact the number of transfer students that will be admitted. We are still committed to the 2:1 ratio.
As decisions are made concerning Fall 2020 instruction (online or in-person), UC will continue to have discussion about admission requirements and what options will benefit the student. Remember, this regards admission requirements as selection is a campus and individual department issue.
thank you Gretchen and Laura for doing this session. I know you don't have all the answers but we appreciate the opportunity to tell you our concerns and appreciate you listening and providing the information you can give.
Agree with Brittany! Thank you Gretchen and Laura!
Even for major prep were applicable? For the AP?
What about major prep for some UC’s and majors for AP credit? Some require higher scores
Yes! Thank you so much Laura and Gretchen for providing as much information as you can and for doing these sessions to keep us posted as things evolve!! Sooooo helpful!!!
We appreciate you so much! It's such a fluid time right now, so we do thank you for your patience as we work systemwide to get you answers. We will continue to update FAQs as well. https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/response-covid-19.html
If a student has been admitted but failed a course due to COVID-19 - will his/her admission be revoked? Normally I would say yes, but these aren’t normal circumstances.
Thank you Laura, Gretchen and Angelica!
Thank you Laura and Gretchen!
If a CCC is moving to a temporary, universal P/NP grading basis for spring 2020, do you think that departments will accept P/NP major prep courses?
If a student has failed a course, they should contact the campus to which they have been admitted, but please do know that campuses do try to work with students when possible and the students can may be able toppeal through their admitted student portals.
Similar to Michelle Montano’s question - will there be an appeal process for students who are either applying or having been admitted should COVID-19 affect their grades..If there is an appeal process, what will that look like and timeline wise what will happen?
Is there a deadline for our college to send an email regarding ability to meet the transcript deadline?
Thank you so much for your support and information
Thank you Gretchen. Laura and Angelica!
For Spring 2020 only or Summer 2020 as well?
UCI and UCR: P/NP in major prep
UCB L&S: P in GE courses
Can you address P/NP in general ed at schools (aside from UCB) for those who are not completing IGETC?
P/NP for TAG for UCR and UCI as well?
B L&S is accepting P in all GE
If a future applicant takes a course P/NP this term, will they be asked to retake for a letter grade next year?
Should a college email UC to let know that they are only offering the paper IGETC Certification?
Will UCB L&S allow for partial-IGETC now?
Can we extend the IGETC certification into the summer ? Some UC schools insist it is completed in the spring
If UC campuses could at least provide a contact e-mail for us to send the IGETC certifications electronically that would be helpful.
There will be information for each campus on electronic transcripts in the May CAB. Stay tuned!
if our college can post their IGETC certificate on their transcript, will that work?
On IGETC, will you accept an electronic IGETC cert separate from the transcript? Or do they have to come together?
Yes. You can post IGETC on the transcript.
what if the student has completed coursework at other colleges?
Can more info about the appeal process be provided including what will that look like and timeline wise what will happen if due to COVID-19 it affects their grades
IGETC - posted in summer - can we PLEASE get a YES from all campuses
what about for UCB ?
the only campus that requires igetc completion before summer ?
Any word on how graduate programs will accept Pass/Credit for program prerequisites that students are currently taking at CCCs?
Could you answer
From Robin Eurgubian to Everyone: 12:12 PMWill any campus or programs ever convert that P to a 2.0 in GPA- or across the board will all P grades stay out of the GPA for all programs?
when is the UC TAG matrix going to be available for fall 2021 transfers
Working on the TAG matrix right now! We don't have publication date yet as campus faculties are still discussing. We usually post it over the summer.
Our students who applied will have contact info that they can share with us?
CCs are now able to repeat classes of a C or better per the Chancellor's office. Have the UCs heard that yet? I know you just answered the question about repeating successfully repeated courses, but has the new CC policy been addressed?
Thank you. Always look forward to your webinars!
THANK YOU, BOTH!!
Thank you Gretchen and Laura for this session and making time to share this information with us.
You are appreciated! Thank you again
We do appreciate that, thank you.
Thank you for your insights! I appreciate all this information!
thank you Laura and Gretchen
Thank you for keeping the channels of communication open!
Thank you so much
Thank you so much Gretchen and Laura
Thanks for these important updates!
Thank you so much for this information and session. It is very much appreciated!
Thank you. Clear and useful info.
Thank you Laura and Gretchen!
Thank you! Great webinar!
and Stay at Home! =)
Could the rest of the questions not answered be addressed when the video is sent out?? Good questions!! Thank you