Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ Topics

How are international students’ non-resident taxes calculated?
If they have lived in the U.S. for less than five years, payroll tax deductions will be calculated at the...
Is this (International students working for Gallaudet remotely) permissible under immigration regulations?
According to an FAQ by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the Department of Homeland...
Can student workers who have returned to their country continue working for Gallaudet?
They can still work remotely until the end of the summer session, which is August 24, 2020.
How will the Pass/No Grade policy affect my financial aid?
Each student’s situation will be different. In line with the principle of “do no harm,” we will work closely with...
How will grades be assigned in OCICU and Washington Area consortium courses?
Grades that were already posted prior to the announcement of the Pass/No Grade policy will be left intact. Otherwise, all...
Are grades for the first eight-week online (8w1) session, which ended on March 13, impacted by this policy? Are students in fully online programs, e.g., the Online Degree Completion Program (ODCP), affected by this policy?
Given that grades for the 8w1 online session were already posted prior to the announcement of the Pass/No Grade policy,...
If I need an Incomplete grade, what would be the best procedure?
If you need more time to complete their work, you should follow the current policies in place for Incompletes.
Will there be an opportunity to rejoin a class if the decision to withdraw was made just before the new grade policy was announced?
It will not be possible to return to the class or revert an already-recorded grade of WD or WP/WF.
If I am taking graduate courses, including 600-level courses, how does the Pass/No Grade policy apply?
Grading policies follow your career. If an undergraduate student is completing a graduate course, grades will follow the undergraduate grading...
I am currently on Academic Probation (AP). How will this new policy affect me?
The new policy will not have any impact on you.
I am currently on Academic Warning (AW). How will this new policy affect me?
The new policy will not have any impact on you.
Will getting a P instead of a letter grade hurt my chances for graduate school?
If you are a strong student with a strong application, the Covid-19 pandemic should not hurt your chances of getting...
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