COVID-19 FAQs for HKR Students

We are working diligently to help you navigate this difficult and stressful time and have developed a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) specific to HKR students.

1) Where can I find communication information that Memorial University is providing to students in response to COVID-19?

In response to COVID-19, Memorial University has a web page to communicate information about the impact on students. Since the situation is changing rapidly, please check this website regularly.

2) What are the implications to my Promotion Status if I choose a pass/fail grade instead of a numerical grade?

The criteria outlined in the School of HKR's Promotion Regulations will remain the same. Only courses that are given a numeric grade will be used in the calculation of the weighted average. Students must obtain a pass in all of their courses in order to obtain a Clear Promotion status. No students will be denied promotion following the Winter 2020 semester.

3) What are the implications for awards and scholarships if I choose a pass/fail grade instead of a numerical grade?

Only students who choose to receive numerical grades will be considered for the Dean's list. Choosing a pass/fail instead of a numeric grade may have an impact on your eligibility for some academic awards or scholarships (e.g., grades are part of the criteria).

4) What if I feel that I cannot do all of these courses remotely? Do I have other options?

If you are concerned about having to do all of your courses remotely or through distance learning please consult with Ms. Penny-Lynn White, Academic Program Officer at to talk about what it means if you choose not to register for the upcoming semester.

For our graduate students, please consult either your research supervisor or Dr. Anne-Marie Sullivan, Associate Dean at for specific details about your program.


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