Academics

Updated Sep. 25, 2020

Grading and Withdrawal Policies

Undergraduate Students
The U-M Office of the Registrar has information on Fall 2020-Winter 2021 undergraduate grading.

If you withdraw from a Full Term, First 7-week or Second 7-week course after the drop deadline, you will NOT receive a “W” if it is dropped prior to the last day of classes. The “W” will appear on your Unofficial Transcript, but will NOT appear on your Official Transcript.

After the Full Term, First 7-week or Second 7-week drop deadlines, the dropped courses will count as attempted credit for academic progress in regard to Financial Aid.


Graduate Students
Rackham Graduate School has set grading and withdrawal policy for graduate students. The college has adopted Rackham’s policies for all graduate students – Rackham and non-Rackham.

Academic Standing

In light of the modified grading and course withdrawal policy instituted by the University for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms, the Scholastic Standing Committee has updated its policy regarding students’ academic standing. For more information, see the Michigan Engineering Bulletin.


Services Still Available 

Engineering Learning Center

Honor Council: For students who have pending meetings with Honor Council, the meetings will take place as scheduled, but will all be conducted virtually via BlueJeans. Students will receive the BlueJeans meeting invite from the person they are scheduled to meet with. To ask questions, voice concerns or request a virtual meeting regarding the Honor Code, email:

Scholastic Standing: For students who have pending meetings with a Scholastic Standing administrative staff member, the meetings will take place as scheduled, but will all be conducted virtually via BlueJeans. Students will receive the BlueJeans meeting invite from the staff member they are scheduled to meet with. To ask questions, voice concerns or request a virtual meeting regarding scholastic standing email:

Engineering Advising Center 

For the safety of students and staff, the EAC is cancelling all in-person appointments and walk-ins. All advisors will be working remotely. To make a virtual appointment, visit the EAC website and click on “Make an Advising Appointment.” More information on virtual appointments can be found on our Remote Advising Options FAQ page.

Engineering Scholarship Office

The Engineering Scholarship Office (ESO) will continue to offer advising appointments on a virtual basis via phone or Bluejeans teleconference. If you are concerned about the effects these changes are having to you financially, please set up an advising appointment or email us.

Academic Services Office

All services can be accessed remotely. Please contact us through our office email.