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Washington State University Office of the Provost

Grades

Give all students listed on myWSU the grade earned during the term. All names listed should be graded and not left blank. A blank grade will prevent a student from graduating.

The “No Record Covid (NRC)” grade

When to submit an “ NRC” grade via myWSU?

  • WSU recognizes  that remote learning can be challenging for students trying to balance other roles and responsibilities. In addition, not all students have reliable access to the internet, stable housing, family support, and other key resources right now. This new, temporary policy is designed to alleviate some of the anxiety students may be feeling about their academic performance during this challenging semester. The NRC grade allows courses to be excluded from calculations of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) for federal and state financial aid purposes per section 3509 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
  • Undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in courses during the Fall 2020 and/or Spring 2021 semesters are eligible to utilize the NRC grade.
  • Faculty/instructors will assign letter grades at the end of the semester. Students may elect to change letter grades of W, C-, D+, D, D-, or F to the NRC grade by request once grades have posted. The NRC request form will be available December 23, 2020 through January 22, 2021, for the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Students who change a letter grade to the NRC grade will receive no course credit and their grade point average will not be affected.
  • Full details regarding the NRC grade are available through the Academic Success and Career Center.

The “X” grade

When to submit an “X” grade via myWSU?

  • Instructor’s illness or absence. If you are unexpectedly unable to assign grades for your class before the deadline, assign a grade of “X” via myWSU by the deadline.
  • An “X” grade is regarded as a place holder.
  • An “X” grade will prevent a student from graduating.
  • Be sure to submit the grades to the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible so that the “X” grade is replaced with a final grade.
  • Please also keep in mind when entering an “X” grade, Financial Aid views an “X” grade as not satisfactory progress towards the degree. This means that an “X” grade will affect a student’s financial aid status.

Note: All outstanding incomplete work (including grades of I, X, and blank/no grade) must be completed and posted to the official transcript prior to the conferral of an undergraduate or professional degree.

The “Z” grade

When to submit a “Z” grade via MyWSU

The “Z” Grade became effective for the fall 2015 term

  • The “Z” grade should be used when a student will fail a class due to discontinued attendance without withdrawal.
  • The “Z” grade provides the last day of attendance, which is essential for accurate federal reporting requirements related to student financial aid and Veterans benefits.
  • When the last day of attendance is not available, the date of the last exam or assignment recorded should be submitted instead.
  • The “Z” grade is for internal use only and is not visible to the student. It appears and functions as an F rather than as a Z on the transcript. Only the “F” grade is visible to the student.
  • If a student has never attended then enter the first day of the term as the last day of attendance.
  • “Z” grades may be uploaded on a CSV file but once uploaded the instructor must enter the last date of attendance for each “Z” grade on the roster in order to save the grade roster.
  • If the last date of attendance is not entered when you save the grade roster an error message stating “Last Date of Attendance is required” will display and the fields requiring completion turn red and are highlighted. Enter the last day of attendance and save the grade roster.

The “Z” grade will display on the student’s transcript as an “F” grade.

Note: All outstanding incomplete work (including grades of I, X, and blank/no grade) must be completed and posted to the official transcript prior to the conferral of an undergraduate or professional degree.

Fall 2020 grading deadlines

Deadline to submit final grades via myWSU is Tuesday, December 22 at 5 p.m.

Final grades will be available December 23 on MyWSU
Students may select the “Grades” link under the academics tab via myWSU. Students may also order an official transcript at transcripts.wsu.edu.