View Unofficial Grades
Use the portal's Student tab to view your current term grades.
As the exam period approaches, pay particular attention to the two grades portlets on your Student tab:
- Unofficial Student Grades
- Student Grades [official final grades]
Why Do We Need Two Portlets?
Student Self Service comes with only the Student Grades portlet. The Unofficial Student Grades portlet has been created by the University for your convenience. If the Unofficial portlet were not available, you would not be able to see any of your current term's final course grades until a week after the last exam.
Unofficial Student Grades Portlet
Use this portlet to view your final grades for the current term as soon as your instructors enter them but before they are declared "official." Faculty have until 10:00am 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 portlet allows you to see your grades ASAP.
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.
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.
- Prior to Final Exams, this message is displayed:
Your unofficial grades are available as soon as your instructors enter them.
Faculty have until 10am Xxxday, MM DD to enter grades.
- During or After Final Exams but Before Grades Are Official
These are your unofficial grades. Grades will not become until
Xxxday, MM DD.
- Once Grades are Official
Unofficial grades are no longer being displayed. Check the Student
Grades portlet for access to official grades and GPA.
You cannot request a transcript that contains the current term's grades until the grades appear in the Student Grades portlet or, in other words, until they and your GPA calculations are declared official.
Student Grades Portlet
Until the term's grades are declared "official," your Student Grades portlet will contain a list of your current term courses, but it will not contain grades. However, once grades are declared official, grades no longer appear in the Unofficial Student Grades portlet, but appear in the Student Grades portlet instead. In addition to viewing grades for the term just ended, you can use the portlet's term selection box to view grades for earlier terms. You can also view GPA information here through by clicking on the Final link at the bottom of the portlet.