COVID-19 Dual Credit Updates

General Updates

*Please check back for the most up-to-date information.*

Spring 2020

  • Early College: The majority of Spring 2020 Early College courses moved online starting on Monday, March 30, 2020 unless the high school and UH campus made alternative arrangements. Students should contact the Early College coordinator at their high school regarding end-of-semester procedures.
  • Running Start: High school students participating in Running Start are expected to participate in the same way as “regular” UH students. Running Start classes resumed on Monday, March 23, 2020 primarily through remote delivery.  

Summer 2020

  • Currently, any Summer Session classes with a start date between May 26 and July 3 will be offered online only.  Any Summer Session classes with a start date between July 6 and August 14 will be online but may include face-to-face sections. More information is available here.  

Important Deadlines

April 30, 2020:  Deadline for students to withdraw from their Spring 2020 UH courses. Students must contact their high school and UH Early College coordinators before withdrawing from their courses.

May 12, 2020:  Deadline for UH West O’ahu faculty to post grades for Spring 2020 classes.

May 14, 2020:  4:00pm deadline for students to opt into CR/NC grading format at UH West Oahu.  Students who are interested in opting into CR/NC must contact their high school and UH Early College coordinators before making any changes to their grading format. (See Credit/No Credit section below.)

May 20, 2020:  Deadline for faculty at all other UH campuses to post grades for Spring 2020 classes.

May 22, 2020:  4:00pm deadline for students to opt into CR/NC grading format at all other UH campuses.  Students who are interested in opting into CR/NC must contact their high school and UH Early College coordinators before making any changes to their grading format. (See Credit/No Credit section below.)

May 28, 2020:  Deadline for high schools to submit final grades for student report cards.


UH Grading Options for the Spring 2020 Term

UH grading options available to students for the Spring 2020 term:

  • Standard letter grade (A-F)
  • Withdrawal (W) *Deadline extended to April 30, 2020
  • Credit/no credit (CR/NC)
  • Incomplete (I)

Standard Letter Grade (A-F)

Letter grades (A-F) are given in almost all courses as the default grading option. 

Withdrawals

Withdrawals will be reflected as a “W” on UH transcripts. If students do not officially withdraw from the course by the deadline of April 30, 2020, they will receive a grade based on the work completed. Withdrawal procedures may vary by UH campus, so students should follow the withdrawal procedures communicated by the UH campus and contact their high school Early College coordinator for more information.

Credit/No Credit

In response to the challenges encountered by students during the COVID-19 health crisis, UH adopted Executive Policy 5.211, “Grading During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis.” This policy outlines the credit/no credit grading option that all UH campuses will make available to students for the Spring 2020 term.

Students will be able to view their letter grades for Spring 2020 classes in UH’s STAR system by May 12 for UH West O’ahu and May 20 for all other UH campuses. Students will have the option to convert their letter grade to a “credit” (CR) or “no credit” (NC) designation by 4:00 pm on May 14, 2020 for UH West O’ahu or 4:00 pm on May 22, 2020 for all other UH campuses.  

Students earning a grade of “C” or higher may elect to receive a “CR” mark instead of a letter grade. Students earning a letter grade of “C-” or lower may elect to receive a “NC” mark instead of a letter grade. CR/NC marks are not calculated into students’ UH GPA.

Students must speak with their high school Early College coordinator before making any changes to their grading format. Some high schools administer student/parent agreements for Early College, so students should make sure to understand whether opting into CR/NC will impact any terms of these agreements before they make any changes to their grades.  Student athletes should also work with their Early College coordinators and college counselors to determine how CR/NC may impact collegiate athletic eligibility.

If opting into CR/NC, students will be required to provide a copy of their STAR GPS grade report and will receive guidance from their high schools regarding how their grades will be reported on their high school transcripts. It is also recommended that students speak with a UH counselor/advisor to learn how this grading option may impact their college record. 

More information is available in UH’s Credit (CR)/No Credit (NC) Grading Option FAQs for Students.

Incompletes

For students who substantially complete a course in good standing but cannot finish the term for a valid reason (e.g., illness, technology limitations, etc.), an instructor may issue, at their discretion, an “Incomplete” (I) grade and provide opportunities for students to complete outstanding coursework by the 10th week of the following semester. Students who take an “Incomplete” in their course will not be able to opt into the credit/no credit option.


Online Resources for Students

*Info coming!*

UH Campus Early College Contacts

Hawai’i CC – East Hawai’i:  Glenn-Dee Kuwaye (gkuwaye@hawaii.edu)

Hawai’i CC – North Hawai’i:  Kalehua Kukahiko (kalehua.kukahiko@hawaii.edu)

Hawai’i CC – West Hawai’i:  Raynette Haleamau (haleamau@hawaii.edu)

Honolulu CC:  Pearl Wu (pearlwu@hawaii.edu)

Kapi’olani CC:  Sheldon Tawata (sheldont@hawaii.edu)

Kaua’i CC:  Frankie Harriss (frankieh@hawaii.edu)

Leeward CC:  Michelle Igarashi (michelle.igarashi@hawaii.edu)

UH Hilo:  Michael Bitter (bitter@hawaii.edu)

UH Manoa: Ananda Luttet (anandal@hawaii.edu or macademy@hawaii.edu)

UH Maui College:  Randy Yamanuha (ryamanuh@hawaii.edu)

UH West O’ahu:  Brandon Carlos (bcarlos@hawaii.edu) or Garyn Tsuru (garynt@hawaii.edu)

Windward CC:  Kehau Iwashita (hki@hawaii.edu)

If you’re participating in Running Start, info about the Running Start contact/counselor at each UH campus is available here

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