Changes to the Grade System

Changes are going into the grades system for Spring 2020, and we want to make sure everyone is informed! This is new information that replaces the email sent April 7th. Please forward to your graders and other staff we may not be able to reach through this listserv.

Please note that the following key changes apply when a student has opted for the S-U grading basis for a class:

  1. When uploading grades at end of term,
    1. The system will allow you to upload a letter grade for a student who chose the S-U grade basis. It will save letter grades, and you will be able to finalize.
    2. If you enter a C-, D+, D, D-, E, or U for a student with an S-U grade basis, this is considered a failing grade per UF Grading policy. Please answer the three failing grades questions related to the student’s attendance as this impacts financial aid.
  2. When the grades are posted to transcripts,
    1. Grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, and C will convert into S grades and students will see an “S” on their transcript.
    2. Grades of C-, D+, D, D-, and E will convert to U grades and students will see a “U” grade on their transcript.
    3. After the grades post, the converted grades will be visible to graders and grades coordinators by returning to My Grading and viewing grade rosters. There will be a column for input grades (from graders) and a second column for the official grade that posted to the student’s transcript.
    4. After grades post, you can download grade rosters and save them as needed with both grade values showing.
  3. When submitting grade changes for an S-U class or student:
    1. If the new grade indicated on the form is S, C, C+, B-, B, B+, A- or A, the grade change will be processed and the grade will be converted to an S grade.
    2. If the new grade indicated on the form is U, C-, D+, D, D-, or E, please provide answers to the failing grades questions. The grade change request will not be processed until there are answers to the failing grade questions. Please provide this when you submit your request.
    3. As always, please check your grade change request against the student’s record for accuracy.

Please refer to the following links for FAQs:

Feel free to reach out to the grades team via email if you have further questions!