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Viewing Unofficial Grades

Use the portal's "Student" tab to view your current term grades.

As the exam period approaches, you should see two grades channels on your Student tab:

  1. Unofficial Student Grades
  2. Student Grades [official final grades]

Why do we need two channels?

Student Self Service comes with only the Student Grades channel. The Unofficial Student Grades channel has been created by the University for your convenience. If the Unofficial channel were not available, you would not be able to see any of your current term grades until a week after the last exam.

Unofficial Student Grades channel

Use this channel to view your grades for the current term as soon as your instructors enter them but before they are declared "official." Faculty have until 10am on the Monday following the last exam to submit or revise their grades electronically. Grades are usually not declared "official" until the Thursday of the same week. This channel allows you to see your grades ASAP.

Note 1:
If you do not see an unofficial grade for one of your courses, it is for one of two reasons. Either the instructor has not entered the grade yet, or you have not completed a SETE (Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness) for the course's instructor. Academic administration at the University has linked viewing unofficial grades to completion of SETEs. If you need to complete a SETE, follow the appropriate link on your Student tab.

Note 2:
If you took classes in a part of term that concluded before the end of the semester (a First Half term in Fall or Spring; a First Half, or First/Second Teacher term in Summer), the original, unofficial grades will reappear in the Student Unofficial Grades channel at the end of the semester. If one of these grades was subsequently changed, the changed, official grade will not appear here. Go to your Academic Transcript page and view your web transcript to confirm a changed grade for an earlier part of term.

Depending on when you access this channel, it will contain three different messages.

  1. Prior to Final Exams
    Prior to grading period

  2. During or After Final Exams but Before Grades Are Official
    Before grades are official

  3. Once Grades are Official
    After grades are official

    Note:
    You cannot request a transcript that contains the current term's grades until the grades appear in the Student Grades channel or, in other words, until they and your GPA calculations are declared official.

Student Grades channel

Until the term's grades are declared "official," your Student Grades channel will contain a list of your current term courses, but it will not contain grades:

Student grades channel before grades are official

However, once grades are declared official, grades no longer appear in the Unofficial Student Grades channel, but appear in the Student Grades channel instead. In addition to viewing grades for the term just ended, you can use the channel's term selection box to view grades for earlier terms. You can also view GPA information through this channel by clicking on the "Final" link:

Student Grades channel with official grades

 

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