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1 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR AND STUDENT RECORDS WARD EDWARDS FAX FACEBOOK: UCM MOINFO TWITTER: UCMREGISTRAR How to Post Grades

2 Topics Overview  Processing Grades  U to F Processing  Reporting Grades  Reporting F Grades (with examples)  Reporting U Grades (with examples)  Missing Grades  How U and NR Grades Affect Students  Grade Changes  ARGOS  Additional Resources

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4 How UCM Processes Grades The Registrar’s Office processes grades three times per year. Grades may be reported at any time (for first-half semester classes, early summer sessions), but will only be processed at the end of the term. Grades are always due at noon on the Tuesday following finals week. We must have a grade entered for each class and each student before we can begin the “grade-roll” process. Grades are available to students online by the Thursday after grades are due. Probation, suspension, and dismissal notices will also be sent out on this day (via campus and MyCentral messages). UCM does not mail grades – they are accessible in many places in MyCentral (Final Grades, Degree Audit, Unofficial Transcript). SPRING GRADES ARE DUE BY NOON ON TUESDAY, MAY 13 th.

5 U to F Processing Fall semester “U” grades will be turned to “F” grades on Monday, May 2 nd. If you would like to extend a fall “U” grade through August 8 th, the request to Include student’s name, student number, course prefix/number/CRN, and when the course was originally Courses on the exempt list will remain “U”s until a new grade is assigned. If you would like to add/remove a course to/from the exempt list, the department chair may contact the Registrar’s office.

6 Internet Browsers Your Internet browser can have a significant effect on your ability to use MyCentral and Blackboard. If your web application is not running correctly (showing you blank screens, rendering error messages, or missing content) try opening that site in the Firefox browser or Chrome browser. Currently, Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) will not display MyCentral content correctly. IE9 will display some MyCentral content, but not everything. IE8 will display all MyCentral content. To determine which version of IE you have, click the "Help" button, and look for "About Internet Explorer". It should display the version information. If you cannot roll your Internet browser back to the IE8 version, we suggest you use the Firefox browser to work with MyCentral. The Chrome browser will work for some MyCentral content, but not all of it. For more information go to: If you have any questions about MyCentral or any other UCM applications, please contact the Technology Support Center at or call

7 Reporting Grades Grades are due each semester at noon the Tuesday after finals week. Instructors can post grades either in MyCentral or on SFAALST in INB BANNER. If the student earns a grade of F, must include the last date of attendance. Date must be within range of the course. If the student never attended use the first day of the semester (01/13/2014 or first day of the class, if different). If the student attended the whole time use the last day of the semester (5/9/2014 or last day of the class, if different). If you will be posting grades for a faculty member, make sure they have provided you with last attendance dates for any F grades.

8 Tips for Reporting Grades Errors encountered while posting grades will show in MyCentral at the top of the page. If you don’t look before leaving the page, you may not realize an error has occurred and grades will not be saved. If a course has a lecture and lab, and each has hours attached to it – grades must be assigned for both lecture and lab. Be sure to double check for any missing grades (review MyCentral/SFAALST or run the missing grade report in ARGOS). ALWAYS GO BACK INTO YOUR ROSTER TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR GRADES SAVED.

9 Reporting F Grades If an F grade is assigned, but a date of last attendance is not included – grades will not be saved. This will affect all grades reported. If an F grade is assigned, and the last date of attendance reported does not fall within the date range of the course – grades will not be saved. ALWAYS GO BACK INTO YOUR ROSTER TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR GRADES SAVED.

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12 Reporting U Grades When you save a roster with a U grade, you will get a warning message noting the date that the U will change to an F. This date will default to the last day of classes for the following semester (including summer semester). After getting this message, you must click the “submit” button to save the grades.

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14 More About U Grades U means Unfinished This grade can be used by instructors for situations where a student misses the last part of the class (final exam, last paper). The student does not re-enroll in the course. A U grade does not impact GPA, but can have negative consequences for students. Student must finish work by the end of the next semester or the U will turn to an F (summer semester included). Students may not graduate with a U on their record.

15 Missing Grades There are two missing grades reports available in ARGOS. In the Academic Department Reports -> Grade Information - > Missing Grades -> Missing Grade Report. Can run report by College and Department. Can select more than one or all. This report will show a summary, by CRN, of the total number of missing grades for each course. It does not show specific students. Academic Department Reports -> Grade Information -> Missing Grades by Student -> Missing Grade Report. This report is not by college, but gives a complete list of the students with missing grades (and you can then sort by course prefix).

16 NR Grades NR means Not Reported This grade is assigned by the Registrar’s Office to missing grades. Departments should not assign NR grades. When a grade is not reported at the end of term, a filler grade must be entered so that the grades processing can begin. The NR will remain there until the instructor assigns a grade. NR does not impact GPA, but can have negative consequences for students.

17 How U and NR Grades Can Affect Students Graduation – students cannot graduate with a U or NR on their record. If the course is not needed to meet graduation requirements, the U can be changed to an F. The last day UCM can award a degree is May 30 (spring 2014), August 29 (summer 2014), or Jan 15 (fall 2014). Dean’s List – a U or NR grade may prevent a student from getting the Dean’s List designation on their transcript and receiving a letter from their Dean. Grade Point Averages – a U or NR grade will cause GPAs to be temporarily inaccurate. Probation/Suspension/Dismissal – a U or NR grade may falsely place someone on PSD (and dropping their classes) or may not put someone on PSD who should be. Federal Financial Aid, Satisfactory Academic Progress – a U or NR grade may prevent someone from meeting satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes. Class rank, hours earned – a U or NR grade will cause class rank and hours earned to be temporarily inaccurate.

18 Grade Changes If needed BEFORE grades have been processed, enter new grade in SFAALST or on the original grade sheet in MyCentral. If needed AFTER grades have been processed use the Change Student Grade form in MyCentral. This form will work for courses taught within the past year. For older courses, instructors should the information to If the instructor has left campus, department chairs can submit grade changes via to Grade changes submitted are not reflected on the original grade roster – see the student’s audit/transcript for the change. All changes are typically processed within 24 hours of receipt.

19 ARGOS Very useful reporting tool! Need access or have questions? Contact the Technology Support Center (x4357) Run reports on:  Course Rosters, Course Offerings, Students by Major/Dept  Graduation Reports (sought and awarded)  Enrolled and Not Enrolled Students, Admitted Students  Academic Standing, Dean’s List, D/F/W List  U and NR Grades, Missing Grades, Missing Instructors  Early Alert Notices, Mid-semester Deficiency Grades  Much, much more!

20 Additional Resources Registrar’s Office Homepage: Registrar’s Office Facebook Page: UCM MoInfo Registrar’s Office Twitter Page: UCMRegistrar Registrar’s Office Monthly Newsletter: via on the first day of every month Registrar’s page for Faculty/Staff: Especially for Faculty university page: BANNER How-To Information: Catalogs:


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