Attention Pre-Health Students:MSU undergraduate students will be able to request to have some or all of their Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 courses graded in the binary Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory (S/NS) grading system. Please note that some professional health programs have stated that they will not accept prerequisite courses graded in the S/NS grading system if the student had the option of having a numerical grade instead. This means that if you choose to have your courses graded in the S/NS grading system, you would still have to send your numerical grade to the professional health programs that require it. You will be able to send your numerical grade to professional schools that require them by contacting the MSU Registrar's Office at that time.
*Please also note that while a professional health program may accept prerequisite courses graded in the binary S/NS system, they may still request that you report your numerical grades for those courses when applying to their programs. It is important that you check the policies of each program that you plan to apply to.
Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory Grading Policy
Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory Grading Policy FAQs
Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory Policies for Michigan Professional Health Programs:
Statements regarding S/NS grades and admission to Michigan professional health programs are included in each of the individual health career pages above. To view these statements, select a health career and then select the link for Michigan School Prerequisites. Under each program's prerequisite guide, look for the Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory Grading Policy Statement heading.
Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory Policies for U.S. Professional Health Programs:
Below you will find statements from professional schools across the country related to admission and S/NS grades during the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Advisors for Health Professions website also provides pertinent information for future applicants.
- Medical Schools
- Dental Schools
- Physician Assistant Schools
- Physical Therapy Schools
- Pharmacy Schools
- Optometry Schools
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