Grade Changes

A change of grade is only appropriate for an I, an NG, an SP/UP, or an error made by the instructor. SP/UP grades must be converted to a final grade by the end of the following semester. Instructors may change an I or NG grade online in Catalyst for approximately one year (the interval extends from the initial grading semester to the last working day of the same term the following year). To request a change of grade for a non-research course for graduate credit after this period, or an F grade any time, the instructor must do an official, paper change of grade form and forward to the Director of the Graduate School along with a reason for requesting the grade change. The Director will approve or deny the request after consideration of the reason for the change. 

Previously recorded grades may not be changed to W or I after the close of the term. Both I and W grades must be awarded while the course and semester are still in progress, and cannot be awarded retroactively. W reflects an official withdrawal that took place by the 58th calendar day of classes, and I indicates work remains to be completed and the student did not earn a final grade. Students cannot withdraw from a class retroactively or be given additional opportunities to seek a different final grade retroactively. If an F is in a non-required course or the required course has since been retaken for a passing grade, the Program Director at certification may request a waiver of the F grade from the Associate University Dean of the Graduate School.

Graduate students are not allowed to add or drop courses, credit hours, or change the level or grading type of a course (e.g. undergraduate to graduate course, audit to pass/fail, etc.) after students are no longer able to perform these actions themselves using the Catalyst self-service tool. Deadline dates describing each term’s final opportunity for Catalyst self-service actions can be found on the Registrar’s website