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Undergraduate Grading Policy for Spring 2021 Semester

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:30

In response to the ongoing challenges students are experiencing related to COVID-19 and the recent network outages, Arcadia University is once again adopting an expanded pass/fail grading option for undergraduate students for the spring 2021 semester – one that is similar but not identical to what was adopted for the fall 2020 semester.

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Arcadia University graduate Marlene Sokolow

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Arcadia University alumna Lynn Darling Hendershot

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Womxn Rising Creates Inclusive Space at Arcadia

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Arcadia University DPT student works a patient's knee at the pro bono clinic

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Arcadia University faculty member Chris Varlack

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Arcadia University faculty member Chris Mullin

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