Academic Success and Wellness Period

The intent of this policy is to establish a predictable review and study period for undergraduate students. Academic Success and Wellness Period is the week of instruction that occurs before finals week.

During Academic Success and Wellness Period:

  1. Any quizzes or exams that are worth more than 10% of the student’s overall grade should not be administered.
  2. Assignments or other substantial graded components (beside quizzes and exams) scheduled for that week and consisting of more than 10% of the student’s overall grade should have been completely assigned, in writing, by the last day to withdraw from the course.
  3.  Regular instruction is expected to continue, including the instruction of new material.

Exceptions to Academic Success and Wellness Period:

  • Graduate and professional courses
  • Enroll anytime courses
  • Lab courses
  • Summer courses
  • Courses with non-standard class dates as defined in Campus Connection
  • Courses without a scheduled final exam period
  • Make-up test
  • The equivalent of three or more days of University closure nullifies the limitations of the Academic Success and Wellness Period, but the professor is asked to retain the spirit of the rules for the betterment of the health and wellness of their students, and the advancement of their learning outcomes
  • The professor may choose to move a final examination from Finals week to the Academic Success and Wellness Period. In such a situation, the move must be made in writing prior to the last day to withdraw from the course. However, the rules for the Academic Success and Wellness Period then apply to Finals week for this course.
  • Any courses that require examination times that are set via standard certification bodies.
  • Any federal or state law supersedes this policy.
  • Exemptions may be requested of the Academic Policy and Admission Committee for additional extraordinary circumstances.

Any complaints about the failure to follow this policy shall be filed as outlined in the Code of Student Life, Appendix B: Academic Concerns/Information/Freedom and Faculty Handbook, III-8-2, Student Academic Grievances Policy.

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
1.800.CALL.UND
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382