Laurentian announces compassionate grading system

December 14, 2020

Laurentian University has announced the approval of a compassionate grading system, which will allow students to opt to be assigned a “pass” or “fail” grade on their transcripts for individual courses. The release states that this will “provide for equitable and compassionate outcomes for all students, particularly those who have experienced the full force of the COVID-19 pandemic.” “Students are at the core of our decision making, and this decision will offer flexibility at a time where they need it most,” said Laurentian President Robert Haché. “It is an unusual step, and one that we feel will have a positive impact on student success.” Laurentian (ON)