Final Exams and Grading

Final Exams
Please note that during the summer sessions, there is no final exam period. All exams should be administered on the last day of class.

Grading- Credit Classes
Faculty should use MyAccess to submit their final grades. Please note that grades posted in Blackboard will not also post in MyAccess. If you use Blackboard for grading, you will need to remember to post grades in MyAccess as well. Grades and other student confidential information should never be posted in a public venue as it violates regulations in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If you are not familiar with FERPA, please read about the policy and how it affects you as a professor at the SCS Teaching Handbook, pages 21-22.

For an explanation of the university grading system, please consult the Undergraduate Bulletin and the Graduate Bulletin (please download Graduate Bulletin pdf file below). Please pay particular attention to the sections on Incompletes.

If you are a new faculty member or have never posted grades through MyAccess, the University Registrar has instructions and a video tutorial on their site.

Please post your grades by the deadlines posted on the Summer School Academic Calendar page.

Common Grading Issues Addressed:
  • If a student never attends or stops attending your class, notify us immediately so that the student can be withdrawn in a timely manner. Please do not give these students a final grade.

  • If exceptional circumstances keep a student from completing your course (medical, family emergency, work travel), the student may request an Incomplete. The student and instructor must complete and sign the Request for Incomplete form (please download form below). This form must be received by the Summer School no later than the last day of the class. Our deadline for posting incomplete grades is November 30th; however, you can assign an earlier deadline if you choose.

  • If you suspect that a student has committed an Honor Code violation, you should report the student immediately to the Honor Council (honor@georgetown.edu) for further investigation and assign an “NR” while the case is under review. Please see the Student Issues page for further information about honor code violations.

Grading- Non-credit Classes
Non-credit classes should be graded through the non-credit faculty portal. Please note that grades posted in Blackboard will not also post in the faculty portal. If you use Blackboard for grading, you will need to remember to post grades in the faculty portal as well. Grades and other student confidential information should never be posted in a public venue as it violates regulations in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If you are not familiar with FERPA, please read about the policy and how it affects you as a professor at the SCS Teaching Handbook, pages 21-22.

Please consult our instructions, Faculty Portal Instructions- Grading Instructions, for help if you have never posted non-credit grades through this portal.


Grade Changes
Grade change forms are available at the University Registrar's Office. Please note that the student's academic dean must approve any grade change before the form is submitted to the Registrar for processing. Please submit any grade change forms for visiting students to the SCS Academic Affairs office for approval.
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Caitlin Cochran,
Dec 10, 2012, 1:17 PM
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Caitlin Cochran,
Dec 10, 2012, 12:44 PM
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