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Review the Grading System for the various schools at UNC-Chapel Hill.  

Important:  Grades are approved online by the primary instructor. Students with questions regarding the status of their grade should contact the course instructor directly.

Spring 2016 Grade Rosters

Grade rosters will be available online beginning Thursday, April 28.

Grades should be entered and rosters approved no later than 72 hours after the scheduled time of the final examination.

Rosters for Exams Scheduled on… Due on…
Friday, April 29 Monday, May 2
Saturday, April 30 Tuesday, May 3
Monday, May 2 Thursday, May 5
Tuesday, May 3 Friday, May 6
Thursday, May 5 Sunday, May 8
Friday, May 6 Monday, May 9


Note:  Rosters for courses that do not have a final exam are due on Monday, May 2

The following symbols are not used by individual instructors but are assigned by the University Registrar’s office under the circumstances indicated.

BE By Exam A notation of BE (By Exam) is entered in the grade column of students’ academic transcripts if they are awarded credit for a course as a result of evaluation by examination.The notation of BE should be used for any course for which credit hours are awarded.
F* Administrative F The Office of the University Registrar automatically converts the temporary grades of AB and IN to F* when the time limit for a grade change on these temporary grades has expired.
NG No GradeThe symbol of NG is recorded as a notation for failure of the Language Reading Requirement, for authorized professional school non-degree courses which are not assigned a grade, and for Judicial Pending cases.
PL PlacementA notation of PL (Placement) is entered in the grade column of students’ academic transcripts if the result of an evaluation places them in a succeeding course without awarding credit for the preceding course.
W Withdrew PassingEntered in the grade column when a student “drops” a course after the official six week drop period in a fall or spring semester without “adding” an equivalent credit hour course.After the drop period, this symbol will be entered unless the office approving the “drop” (normally the student’s academic dean) specifies on the drop-add form that the W should not be posted.The “W” is not employed in summer session courses. The Graduate School and Law School do not employ the symbol “W” for their students.

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