Early-term grades are for informational and advising purposes to ensure students receive early feedback on course performance. They do not impact academic standing, grade point average, or official transcripts. Students whose early-term grades are below their personal expectations or below their academic or financial aid requirements should meet with instructors and advisors about steps for improving for the rest of the term.
Early-term grades are to be reported by the faculty in the fall and spring semesters for courses offered for the full length of the semester. Faculty are required to provide early-term grades for all students by the end of the sixth week of the course. Registered students who have ceased attending are to be assigned a grade as of the last date of attendance or best-determined participation; in this case, the last date of attendance is also to be reported.
If a faculty member has concerns regarding student performance, particularly before early-term grading, they are encouraged to contact the Advising and Career Development office.