Missouri State University

Grading Reminders

Please refer to the Master Academic Calendar for a complete listing of grading deadlines and other important dates.

Checking and Reporting Non-Attendance of Students

Please check attendance periodically and report students who never attend or stop attending. We recommend you check your class list at least by the first day of classes, by the beginning of the second week of classes, at mid-semester, and prior to the last week of classes. By doing so, you can help us be proactive in getting students properly enrolled in the correct sections, reminding students of the need to properly drop or withdraw in order to prevent owing fees and receiving failing grades, and complying with federal laws governing financial aid and veterans education.

Students who miss the first two class periods may be dropped by the instructor for non-attendance. This is done by completing an Online Instructor Drop/Prerequisite Drop form.  After the first two weeks of the semester, you may no longer submit an Instructor Drop (per Faculty Senate Action). Instead, you should report non-attendance by completing a brief online form.  We will attempt to contact the student and encourage him or her to take the appropriate action.  

Impact of Missing Grading Deadlines 

Final grades are processed the day they are due.

Grade processing results in:

  • Grade reports generated
  • Dean's List generated
  • Academic Status (probation, suspension, etc.) determined   

Inaccurate or late grades will impact these processes and may also affect academic status, graduation, financial aid, veteran's benefits, athletic participation, etc. 

Finalizing/Submitting Rosters 

  • Submit grades as early as possible.
  • All grade rosters must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on the due date (as displayed at the top of the grade roster)
  • Double check to make sure all students have been assigned a grade before you finalize the roster.
  • If a student attended without being enrolled, contact the Office of the Provost to discuss situation and determine whether an exception can be made to allow student to enroll and receive a grade.  Exceptions are not automatic and may not be approved. 

Mid-semester Grades  

Mid-semester grades are required for all 100 and 200 level classes.

Faculty are encouraged to provide feedback to all students regarding academic standing prior to the No Penalty Drop (Automatic W Grade) deadline for the class length.  Instructors will be notified by email when mid-semester grade rosters are available.

First Block Classes

Grade rosters for first block classes are not available until the end of the full semester. Deadline for submitted grades for first block classes is the same as full semester classes.