COVID-19: Information and Decisions Pertaining to Academic Activities

Changes and Course Completion Options

FW 2019-2020 and Winter 2020 Terms

Changes to the Term
No change to length of the term has been made. Last day of classes stays as April 5, 2020.
No in-person classes will be held as of 16 March 2020.
Courses will continue through online delivery formats as of 16 March 2020.
No in-person final examinations will be held during the winter exam period of 7-25 April 2020. Courses that had planned a final exam, instructors are defining alternate evaluation methods.
Course Completion Options
Course Directors are permitted to revise the grading scheme of a course. They may reduce the number of assignments, and make changes to the kind and weight of assignments, including tests and examinations.
If a course director has graded assignments that amount to 70% or more of the final grade in a course, the instructor may give students the option of receiving a final grade that is based on a re-weighting of assignments already completed, provided the instructor is satisfied that the learning objectives of the course have been achieved and that fairness to students and academic integrity are preserved.

Students in the course retain the right to follow the original grading scheme in the course, on the understanding that this decision may result in delaying course completion.

The Senate Pass/Fail Grades Policy is temporarily suspended, permitting undergraduate and graduate students to select the pass / fail grading option for any courses in which they are currently enrolled, except:

  • BEd, JD courses
  • BBA / iBBA and BScN major courses, however students in those degree programs may chose the option for any other courses that count toward their degree
  • Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) MScN program

Note: Students are encouraged to seek guidance about any implications of selecting the pass / fail option for a course(s) for their current or subsequent degree program.

For students in the Juris Doctor (JD)  program at Osgoode Hall Law School, a mandatory credit / no-credit evaluation scheme is replacing letter grades in all JD courses from the FW 2019-2020 academic year for which there is an outstanding grade as of March 25, 2020.
Changes to Deadlines / Petitions Process
Deadline to drop a course without receiving a grade has been extended to   9 May 2020.
Any student who withdrew from Winter term and/or Full-year courses using the Withdrawn from Course option (“W”), will have the “W” notation removed from their transcript.
Deadline for students to opt in or out of the Pass / Fail grading option has been extended to 9 May 2020.
Students are not required to submit an Attending Physician’s Statement in support of requests for deferred standing or petitions. This change in process is in place until further notice.

Summer 2020 Term

Changes to the Term
No change to length of the summer sessions has been made.
The dates for the SU and S1 terms have changed, as follows:

SU: 11 May – 12 August 2020   Examinations: 14-21 August 2020

S1: 11 May – 22 June 2020       Examinations: 24-26 June 2020

S2: 29 June – 12 August 2020   Examinations: 14-21 August 2020

No in-person classes will be held. All courses offered online / remotely.
Changes to Deadlines / Petitions Process
Students are not required to submit an Attending Physician’s Statement in support of requests for deferred standing or petitions. This change in process is in place until further notice.