Faculty Grade Submission

For Fall and Spring semesters, faculty must submit semester grades five business days after the end of the examination period.

For Winter and Summer sessions, faculty must submit semester grades three business days after the last class.

Submitting grades on time prevents delays students may experience related to transcript requests, degree verifications by employers, conferral of degrees and mailing of diplomas.

Faculty who miss the deadline or need to change grades after they are processed and viewable by students in BU BRAIN Self Service must go to their departments or Financial Aid and Student Records, located in the Admissions Center, Room 112, to obtain a change of grade form.

 A change of grade form must be submitted in person by the faculty or a department staff member directly to Student Records.

NSF Grade:  You should submit a grade for every student on your class roster even if the student did not attend. Please enter "NSF" (No Show-F) for these students. The NSF grade allows us to track students who did not attend. If the student takes appropriate action to remove the course from their record, the NSF grade will be deleted and the student will not be penalized. Students who stopped attending should be given the grade based on what they earned out of the total for the course. This grade should take into account all work assigned, not just the portion of the class they attended.

If there are valid reasons not to assign a final grade, you may follow policy guidelines to assign a grade of "I" (Incomplete) for the student, but under no circumstances should you leave the grade blank as an alternative to assigning an "Incomplete."

Note: If an MG (Missing Grade) or an I (Incomplete) is noted on a student's transcript, a degree will not be conferred. Please submit your grades according to the above guidelines.  

Please review the following resources to learn more about the grading process in Banner. The University Center for Training and Development will also offer training sessions to assist faculty.

Fall 2015 Faculty Communication (Dates and Deadlines)

How-to Document - Download PDF

This document, prepared by the University Center for Training and Development, can be downloaded and used as reference while entering grades.

Last Updated: 12/16/15