USC Sumter reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.
Spring 2020 USC Sumter Students and Dual Enrollment FAQ
The following are some questions USC Sumter students and dual enrollment students
may have regarding the expanded pass/fail scale. All students are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor or guidance counselor
PRIOR TO submitting the pass-fail grade request form to discuss individual academic
Those courses with an S+/S grade will count as attempted and earned hours, and those
with a U grade will only count as attempted hours. However, a Pass/Fail grade will
not impact the student's USC GPA. Lottery Tuition Assistance eligibility is maintained
with an overall USC GPA of 2.0.
If you are a dual enrollment student enrolled in the Spring ’20 semester you are eligible
to replace the final grade you receive with an S+/S/U.Earned grades of A, B+, B, C+ and C will be replaced with S+, earned grades of D+
and D will be replaced with S, and an earned grade of F will be replaced with a U.
Instructors will submit numerical and letter grades for the high school and letter
grades for U of SC, as usual. The letter grade will be replaced by the appropriate
Pass/Fail grade at the student’s request. Numerical grades will remain on the high
school transcript. Please consult your high school guidance counselor for questions
regarding high school transcripts.
After your course grade has been recorded, you need to complete the Spring 2020 Pass Fail Grade RequestForm (Forthcoming) and submit it directly to the office of The University Registrar for
No. The S+/S/U grade must be requested directly from the University Registrar. The
high school and the university have two separate processes for requesting pass/fail
grades, and students wanting these grades need to complete both processes.
Instructors will not be notified if a student requests the S+/S/U grades, and they
have no role in approving the grades.
You will have until July 1, 2020 to submit a Spring 2020 Pass/Fail Grade request
to U of SC. Consult your high school guidance counselor for your high school deadline.
Grades of S+/S/U do not count towards the GPA.
Grades of S+/S/U will have no value to be calculated into your high school GPA and
may affect your final cumulative high school GPA and class rank, which are used for
state scholarship qualifying purposes.
Courses with S+ and S will count towards earned semester hours and a course with a
grade of U will not.
For courses with grades of S+/S, the hours earned will count toward Life Scholarship credit hour requirements. Grades of S+/S/U will not affect the Life Scholarship GPA.
This request will have no effect on the USC transcript as USC does not recognize
the WP designation. Students wishing to withdraw from a USC course must consult with
their DE Coordinator and Guidance Counselor and request this action from the USC Office
of Academic Affairs. If a student is granted a W for the course, it will count in
their attempted hours but will not carry any credit nor will it affect their USC GPA.
You should consider how the S+/S/U grade will affect your U of SC transcript and
GPA along with your high school GPA, class rank, or scholarship qualifications.
* If you have more questions or concerns about Pass/Fail grades and how they affect
your U of SC and/or high school transcript contact your DE director or guidance counselor.