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Honors Program

COVID-19 Relations LSA Policies [Updated 4/17/20]

As the situation develops, we are compiling a complete list of Honors COVID-19 FAQ. Topics range from Courses, Registrations & Transcripts through Graduation. It's conveniently anchored, so that you can hyperjump to your item of interest. 



  • Deadline for Unmasking Grades: As stated in the announcement from the provost, for Winter 2020, students will receive either a “P” (Pass) or “NRC” (No Record Covid) grade for A-E graded courses. Students who are interested in converting a P/NRC grade back to a regular grade will be able to do so until the deadline on July 1, 2020, via a new Wolverine Access page (still under development). Graduating seniors will need to complete this process at an earlier date; additional information will be forthcoming.
  • Winter 2020 P Grades and Requirements: P grades (C- or higher) for Winter 2020 will meet all course, degree, and graduation requirements. Exclusions that typically apply to P grades in other terms will not apply. But if a student chooses to unmask a course grade it will be subject to normal course, degree, and graduation requirements.
  • Ungraded Course Limits: LSA allows students to count a maximum of 30 credits of ungraded work toward their degree. Winter 2020 P grades will not count toward that limit.
  • Spring and Summer Grading: As of now, Spring and Summer courses will be graded normally. The Winter 2020 rules will not apply.  If this policy should change, we will update our website and notify all students.
  • Transfer Credit for Online Courses: For Winter, Spring, and Summer 2020, all departments will accept online courses for transfer credit if the course is currently approved in the Transfer Credit Equivalency (TCE) system.
  • Transfering Online Courses Not Listed in the TCE: Please contact your advisor or email to get a course evaluated. No Winter, Spring, and Summer 2020 course will be rejected solely because it is an online course.

For more information and to find answers to many other policy questions, please consult U-M’s coronavirus resource page for students, the Office of the Registrar’s list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding Winter 2020 grades, and the Honors COVID-19 FAQ page link (above).


Established over 60 years ago, the LSA Honors Program carries a proud tradition of experiential learning based on one's major and interests. Approximately 500 students enroll each year, going on to graduate from all areas of LSA — from Comparative Literature to Physics, from Chemistry to Romance Languages. Honors students seek a comprehensive, challenging approach to their particular field of study, which culminates their senior year with a thesis. By participating in Honors, they are welcomed into an exciting, diverse campus community. These pages feature frequently asked questions, program information, and tools for the process. Welcome!

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