Implement a temporary pass/fail system at Okanagan College in response to COVID-19.

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Please sign this petition to let Okanagan College know that students require an optional pass/fail system for the current Winter 2020 semester. 

In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, UVIC and UBCO have both announced that they are implementing similar pass/fail systems for this term due to the extreme adjustments students have made with transferring to online classes. What this means is students have the option to shield a low final grade from their GPA by opting to receive a “pass” (or fail) instead of a number/letter grade. 

Okanagan College has said that they will be offering an extension on the withdrawal date for courses. This only allows students to either accept a poor grade or withdraw and forfeit the credits. This option is not sufficient for students wishing to complete their program in 4 years needing 15 credits per semester.

Please sign and share this petition so that we can collect as many signatures as possible. Once enough signatures are collected this will be shared with the deans and board of directors at Okanagan College, with hopes that they will reconsider their decision.

Please follow this link for a more thorough explanation of what a pass/fail system entails:

https://www.uvic.ca/covid-19/home/updates/grading-options-27mar2020.php