Who can avail of the P/F grading option?
What is the deadline for opting-in for (or out of) the P/F policy?
How does one opt in (or out of) for the P/F policy?
Students will receive a form from the OAA asking whether they wish to opt-in for the P/F grading option. This form can be edited multiple times until the deadline (Week 8). If one wishes to opt-out, one may simply edit one’s earlier response, after the deadline, no changes will be possible.
For which courses can I avail of the P/F grading option?
How many times can I avail of the P/F grading option?
A UG student can avail P/F for 8 credits throughout their undergraduate journey.
ASP and MLS students can avail P/F for a maximum of 4 credits.
Can I retake the course if I avail of the P/F grading option?
How does P/F affect my transcript?
Can I pursue higher level courses if I receive a P or an F in a prerequisite course?
Will I receive Latin Honours if I avail of the P/F grading option?
What are the GPA requirements for Latin Honours?
I got C+ in a course, can I retake it in the next semester?
No, you are only allowed to retake the course if you got a grade C- and below.
What does an Incomplete mean?
How does a cross-listed course work?
Such a course fulfils the requirements of all departments cross-listed while earning you only four credits. It can be double, or triple counted, thereby fulfilling major/minor requirements of up to 3 departments. So, you receive only 4 credits for a POL/IR course for example, but it will contribute towards both your Pol major/minor and your IR minor/concentration.
Departments are free to specify a cap on cross-listed courses that can count towards the major, minor and concentration; and what rule applies for what batch. Therefore, students who want to take several cross-listed courses should always clarify with departments or with their AAB representative to get more details. Some departments have this information on their website.
When a course is cross-listed, the first department mentioned in the course code is that of the department the course arises from. For that department, the course doesn’t count as a cross-listed course. The status as cross-listed that is relevant to the cap on cross-listed courses applies only to the further departments mentioned in the course code.
How can I access the policy documents?
The policy document can be found at MyAshoka Portal > Login > Information and Documents.
Until when can I withdraw from a course?
Who is eligible for WX and what is it for?
It can be availed by UG, ASP, YIF, MA and MLS students. It is for those students who, at any given point in the semester, after the deadline for 'W' has passed, find themselves in exceptional circumstances rendering them unable to engage with academic work. In such cases, a student may withdraw under exceptional circumstances without any penalty. To receive a 'WX', the student’s request must be granted by the OAA.
What are the effects of WX on my transcript?
The courses that WX is availed for show up on the transcript with a WX and no credits are awarded. There is no penalty on the (C)GPA.
Am I eligible for Dean’s List, Latin Honours, other Merit Awards if I take W/X?
Yes, you are. W/X has the same effect on the transcript as a W, hence, you remain eligible for the aforementioned accolades. However, note that you need a minimum number of credits to be eligible for the Dean’s List.
Is there a situation in which I can complete fewer credits than the required minimum?
Students can complete fewer credits than the required number if they have been granted special permission by the OSL (on account of a learning disability). If you do not have permission from the OSL, you can request for a reduction to 12 credits in exceptional circumstances only. Such requests need to be well supported with materials documenting the exceptional circumstances and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the OAA.
Their acknowledgement of and full responsibility for the implications of going below 16 credits on their further trajectory at Ashoka.
Their commitment to graduating on time or as soon as possible thereafter.
As per the UG Maximum Credits Policy, what are the number of courses I can do every semester in my Undergraduate journey?
When can I opt-in for an Incomplete?
A student can request an Incomplete because of extenuating circumstances beyond his or her control and cannot complete all the term work/required work for a course or requests permission to defer the writing of a final examination.
How can a student opt-in for an Incomplete?
A student seeking an incomplete grade needs to write to the faculty and request the same and it can be given only on the approval of the faculty.
What effect does an Incomplete have on my transcript?
On approval of the request for an Incomplete, the faculty will upload an 'I' instead of the letter grade. To convert an Incomplete grade 'I' to a letter grade, a student gets 6 weeks into the next semester to complete the coursework or less, as determined granted by the faculty, failing which 'I' will automatically be converted into a Fail 'F' grade unless the faculty sends an email to OAA and requests an extension, with the usual implications this has on the GPA.
Can graduating students take an Incomplete without deferring their Graduation?
Graduating students can still submit their work before the date of graduation allowing their professors to submit their grades and receive their transcripts on time. If this is not possible, students will be late graduated and arrangements will be made to receive a transcript at a later time. If you need your transcript by a certain date, it is best to write to the Office of Academic Affairs and the Registrar.
What is the deadline to change a Credit course to an Audit course?
When can I convert an Audit course to a Credit course?
The course does not have a waitlist
There is approval from the faculty
The request has come in the official course add drop period (within the first four weeks)