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Midterm Grades

Information for Students, Instructors, and Advisors

Midterm grading is a new feature enabled for students and faculty starting with the Spring 2014 semester.  Students, faculty, and any staff or faculty who serve as student advisors should refer to this page for the most up to date information about the policies and procedures for midterm grading.

Information for Students

  • Midterm grades are for informational and advising purposes to ensure students receive early feedback on course performance. They do not impact academic standing, grade point average, or official transcripts.
  • Midterm grades will be submitted by instructors at the mid-point of each class.  For example, this would be the 8th week for full-semester (16 week) classes and the 4th week for 8-week classes.
  • Not all instructors will submit midterm grades for all courses.  Students should refer to course syllabi or ask instructors whether or not to expect a midterm grade.
  • Students whose midterm grades are below their personal expectations or below their academic or financial aid requirements should meet with instructors and advisors about steps for improvement for the rest of the term.
  • A short video tutorial on how to view your midterm grades is available here.

Information for Instructors

  • Midterm grading will be available to use in all courses from Spring 2014 forward.
  • Midterm grades are due at the midpoint of each class. For example, this would be the 8th week for full-semester (16 week) classes and the 4th week for 8 week classes.
  • The grade options available for midterm grading will be the same as those for final grades.  If the grade options for your course include letter grades (A through F), then the midterm grade awarded must be one of these grades.
  • Instructors who plan to use midterm grades are encouraged to note this on course syllabi or inform students by other means.
  • Not all instructors will be required to submit midterm grades for all courses. Please check with your dean or department chair about midterm grading requirements in your college or program.
  • Midterm grades are for informational and advising purposes to ensure students receive early feedback on course performance. They do not impact a student's academic standing or grade point average.
  • Instructors should feel free to reach out to any student whose midterm grade is below expectations.
  • A short video tutorial about how to enter midterm grades is available here.

Information for Advisors (including faculty advisors in the colleges)

  • Advisors have the ability to easily view their advisees' midterm grade summary in RU Access.
    Note: This feature is limited to those advisors who have been officially assigned to a student through the "Multiple Advisors" (SGAADVR) form in Banner. If you are unable to view grade summaries in RU Access, contact the person in your department or college responsible for entering this data into Banner.
  • Not all students will have midterm grades for all courses.
  • A short video tutorial about how to use this feature is available here.