Beginning in Spring 2015, midterm deficiencies can be submitted for all undergraduate students registered in 100, 200, 300, and 400 level full-term courses (January-May for spring or August-December for fall semesters).
For instructions on how to submit midterm deficiency grades, please review this instruction sheet from the Technology HelpDesk. Once the midterm grade submission has ended, midterm deficiencies will be processed through the Office of Registration and Academic Progress. Students who receive a midterm deficiency will be sent an email instructing them to check their midterm grades through Self Service Banner.
After grades have been submitted by electronic means, they will be processed through the Office of Registration and Academic Progress. Grades will be made available for students to view on the web and are used to determine the student's eligibility to attend the next semester or term, to continue in a sequential course, to recommend for graduation or teaching certificate, for a transcript, or other purposes.
Students who withdraw from courses during the web withdrawal period for that course will receive a “W” final grade assignment. Students who withdraw from courses during the extended withdrawal period for that course may receive a “W” or a "F" or "NC" final grade assignment depending on the grade mode of the course.
It is essential that faculty submit all grades within the period in which they are due. Failure to submit the final grade to the Office of Registration and Academic Progress by the specified due date and time will result in the instructor submitting grades on the Supplemental Change of Grade Form for each student to the Office of Registration and Academic Progress.
Students are graded in accordance with the system described in the catalog. The student's work in a course is to be regarded as finished by the close of the semester or term. If the work is not completed by the close of the semester or term, the student can be given an "I" grade.
A student whose work at the close of the semester or term is incomplete because of illness or some circumstances beyond the control of the student may be given an "I" and privileges of completing the work at a later time.
The granting of an "I" must be approved at the end of the semester by the department head or chairperson, by using a Memorandum of Incomplete form. The department head or chairperson retains one copy and sends a copy to the student. Removal of an "I" should be limited to as short a period as possible. If an "I" grade is not removed within the time agreed upon, it becomes an "F."
Beginning in Spring 2015, two new letter grades have been added: "FS" and "FN." The "FS" grade indicates that the student received a failing grade because they stopped attending the course before the course end date. The "FN" grade indicates that the student received a failing grade because they never attended the course.
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