All ASU-Newport day and evening classes have been moved to remote learning for 2/1/2023.
All ASU-Newport day and evening classes have been moved to remote learning for 2/1/2023.

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April 2020

Grading options for students unable to finish semester

Arkansas State University-Newport recognizes the hardships caused by COVID-19 along with many being impacted by the recent outbreak of severe weather in Northeast Arkansas. It is because of these difficulties, ASU-Newport is offering students a variety of ways to address the remainder of their spring semester coursework. 

ASUN's Academic and Student Affairs offices want to ensure every student can succeed without putting their academic and financial standing in jeopardy. Two additional grading options will be available to students for the 2020 Spring and Flex 2 Semesters. 

Option 1: Incomplete-Crisis (IC) - Students who were in good standing at the time ASUN transitioned to remote learning on March 16, may submit a request for an IC which stands for Incomplete-Crisis. Students must have completed at least 50% of their coursework before requesting this grade. In doing so, the student will work one-on-one with their instructor to develop a timeline for completion of the course. The available timeline will be extended to December 2, 2020. If a student has not completed the coursework by that time their grade will be transitioned to an “F” for the course.

Option 2: Withdraw-Crisis (WC) - Students who were in good standing at the time ASUN transitioned to remote learning on March 16, may submit a request for a WC which stands for Withdraw-Crisis. Students may choose this option if their learning was disrupted due to COVID-19 or tornado-related issues. Students should only request a WC in the event that they have discussed the IC option with their instructor and both have agreed that there is not a feasible way for the student to complete before December 2, 2020. 

The deadline to request these special directives, along with regular Incomplete or Withdraw statuses, is April 27, 2020. 

For further details and a list of frequently asked questions and answers click here

ASU-Newport appreciates your patience as we continue to navigate these unforeseeable circumstances while providing quality educational opportunities to our students.