Faculty: Reminder About Final Grades

By Kate Miller, November 15, 2022

Final Grading Fall 2022: Opens Friday, December 9, 9:00am

Course-related timeline:

  • Thursday Classes will be held:  Tuesday, December 6;
  • Friday Classes will be held & last day of semester classes & Block II:  Wednesday, December 7;
  • Reading Day:  Thursday, December 8;
  • Finals begin:  Friday, December 9.

Grade-related timeline:

  • Final Grading Opens:  Friday, December 9, 9:00am;
  • Incomplete Grading Option Opens:  Friday, December 9, 9:00am;
  • Grade Changes Opens:  Friday, December 9, 9:00am;
  • Students Can Begin Viewing Final Submitted Grades:  Friday, December 10, 9:00am, via DegreeWorks;
  • All Grades Due:  Wednesday, December 21, by 5:00pm;
  • System Closes for All Grade Processes:  Wednesday, December 21, by 5:00pm (including Grade changes and Incompletes).

IC Workflow Approvers

Workflow-related timeline:

  • Must Complete Processing:  Thursday, December 22, by 10:00am;
  • Final GPA and Academic Standing Complete:  Thursday, December 22, by 4:00pm;
  • System Reopens for Grade Change Processing:  Thursday, December 22, by 4:00pm.

How to Prepare

Ensure you can login to HomerConnect (and Duo). If you need assistance, please contact registrar@ithaca.edu. 

Review your roster:  Are all of the students attending your class on the roster? Do you have students that have never attended? If you have questions regarding the status of the students on your roster contact registrar@ithaca.edu. This will reduce the number of NGS (no grade submitted) grades. 

Review how to post grades:  Based on your feedback, we created an updated how-to video. 

Things to Remember

Last Attendance Date (LAD): This only needs to be assigned for students that have a final grade of F. If you are assigning a grade of F to a student, you will need to enter the LAD to be able to save the grade roster. If you are assigning a grade of F to a student who has never attended your class, please enter the LAD as the first day of the term: 

  • Fall term began 8/22/2022 
  • Fall block II term began 10/17/2022 

When students receive federal aid and fail to successfully complete one course within a given semester (for example, earning all Fs), we are required to determine the last day the student attended class or engaged in an academic activity. 

  • Incomplete grades:  Can be submitted by faculty via IC Workflow until Wednesday, December 21, by 5:00pm. All Incomplete grades must be reviewed and approved by the Dean’s Office no later than Thursday, December 22, by 10:00am.

After the Wednesday, December 21 deadline, only NGS (no grade submitted) can be changed to an incomplete grade using the grade change workflow once the system reopens for grade change processing on Thursday, December 22, at 4:00pm (aka you cannot change a posted letter grade to an Incomplete grade). 

Grade Changes: Once a grade has been rolled the only way to modify the grade is via a grade change in IC Workflow.  The Grade Change workflow for fall grading will be available starting Friday, December 9, 9:00am.   

Grade changes cannot be submitted from:  Wednesday, December 21, at 5:00pm until Thursday, December 22, at 4:00pm.  

Final GPA and Academic Standing: Thursday, December 22, at 4:00pm. 

Please note: If a student views a grade for which they have chosen the S/D/F grading option before the Office of the Registrar ‘rolls grades’ the student will see the assigned grade. Once grades are rolled the grade will convert to the S/D/F option.   

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@ithaca.edu. Thank you for supporting our students!