Email from President Davidson


March 27, 2020


Dear Roadrunners,

Over the past few weeks, we have taken some unprecedented steps to ensure that you remain healthy, safe and on track for graduation. Today, we are taking an additional step by temporarily modifying our Pass/Fail policy.

For the spring 2020 semester, you will be allowed a one-time opportunity to convert letter grades to a Pass/Fail notation. We have made this decision in the hope of easing your anxiety during this uncertain time and providing you with additional flexibility as you navigate your educational journey at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

There are pros and cons to taking the Pass/Fail option, so please consider the decision carefully. Whether or not it is the right fit for you depends on your particular program and your academic and professional goals. We created this Frequently Asked Questions page to answer some of the questions we anticipate you will have; but we encourage every student weighing this decision to speak with their faculty member or academic advisor.

This has been a challenging semester. I know you’ve faced unprecedented upheaval in every aspect of your lives. Please know that we are here to support you and will do whatever it takes to help keep you on the path toward your goals. I hope you will also continue to take care of yourselves and one another, and not forget to keep an eye on the University’s COVID-19 webpage for the latest news and updates.



Janine Davidson, Ph.D.