Each student registered in a class at the end of the semester must be assigned a final grade by the instructor; all final grades are due Tuesday at noon after the semester unless otherwise stated. All grades must be reported in order for all end of semester academic processing to take place. Instructors use VandalWeb to submit grades, which is available 24-7 from any internet connection; see instructions how to enter grades on VandalWeb.
Grade Submission Deadlines
||Due at Noon On
|August 12, 2014
|December 23, 2014
|May 19, 2015
Refer to the General Requirements and Academic Procedures, Part 3, Regulation F of the General Catalog for complete regulation regarding incomplete grades.
A grade of incomplete is assigned only when the student has been in attendance and has done passing work up to a time within three weeks of the close of the semester (or within one week of the close of summer session). An incomplete grade can only be assigned when the student and instructor agree upon the extenuating circumstances that made it impossible to complete the course on time.
When assigning the incomplete grade, the instructor must also assign an Incomplete Final Grade, also known as a reversion grade, and a description of the remaining work. The reversion grade reflects the grade the student would earn by not completing any further work. The reversion date will automatically default to the latest possible date for completion, but the instructor may assign a final grade any prior date by requesting a grade correction through VandalWeb. Instructors can review a summary of incomplete grades given by accessing their Incomplete Grades Summary through VandalWeb.
When the student completes the work to satisfy the incomplete, the instructor must request a grade correction through VandalWeb. Although an incomplete is not punitive, it remains on the student's transcript and is accompanied by the final grade (i.e. I/A, I/B, I/C).
See incomplete grade entry instructions.
F Final Grades
Federal financial aid regulations require the institution to determine a last date of academic activity or attendance for all students who receive a grade of F (fail) in a class. If the student did not participate in an academic activity, the university is required to recalculate their eligibility for federal aid.
The last date of academic activity includes, but is not limited to, any one of the following:
- Physically attending class
- Submitting an academic assignment
- Taking exam, interactive tutorial, or computer-based instruction
- Attending school assigned study group
- Participating in online discussions about academic matters and/or initiating contact with the faculty to ask questions about subject matter
Regarding select of last attendance dates:
- Enter the last day of the semester for those students who attend the entire semester, but earned a failing grade
- Enter the last day of attendance/activity for those students who stopped attending; see definition of attendance/activity
- Enter the first day of the semester (or first day of the course for short courses) for those who never attended or dropped the course
See F grade entry instructions.
Early Warning Grades
Early Warning Grades are due approximately four-weeks into the semester and are intended to identify students who are not making satisfactory progress in order to provide support to make them successful. Early Warning Grades are not recorded on a student's record. Colleges will be provided a list of their students with Early Warning Grades from the Registrar's Office, so that they may intervene and provide support early in the semester.