What is a Confidential Hold?

Posted: August 8, 2013 at 9:24 am, Last Updated: June 28, 2019 at 1:40 pm

A student can elect to prevent the release of all directory information by submitting the Request to Prevent Disclosure of Student Information form to the Office of the University Registrar.   You will see the designation “confidential” on class rosters for these students. Faculty and staff may still contact the student regarding class business, but should […]

Registration Restrictions

Posted: April 18, 2013 at 1:11 pm, Last Updated: July 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Course restrictions are used to limit registration to certain groups of students. When requesting restrictions in CIM, keep the following in mind: All courses are set with certain default restrictions which may not be removed. Try not to overload your course with restrictions – doing so may potentially block any/all students from registering. If you are […]


Posted: April 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm, Last Updated: October 20, 2023 at 10:41 am

Prerequisites may be listed in the catalog as either recommended or required. Prerequisites: Recommended vs. Required Recommended Prerequisites Indicates an item which is built as a text-only note and which has no effect on student registration. Required Prerequisites Patriot Web will not restrict registration to students who meet the prerequisites unless those prereqs are hard-coded to the course. […]

Export Your Class List to Excel

Posted: April 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm, Last Updated: August 7, 2013 at 10:48 am

A cut and paste operation is used to export your class list (or waitlist) from Patriot Web into Excel. Instructions: First, follow the instructions to view your class list. Using your mouse, click immediately left of the “Record Number” heading to place your cursor. Without releasing the mouse button, drag the mouse to the end […]

Email Your Class List

Posted: April 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm, Last Updated: August 12, 2015 at 10:09 am

Patriot Web provides an option for emailing all students in a class (using the Summary Class List) or all students on a wait list (using the Summary Wait List). This option will display a comma-separated list of Mason email address that can be copied and pasted into the recipient field of a message composed in […]

Satisfactory/No Credit (S-NC)

Posted: April 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm, Last Updated: August 7, 2013 at 10:59 am

Undergraduates may take up to six credit hours to be graded S-NC. This applies only to electives outside the major field. Graduate students may take courses as S-NC only for courses that will not be used for degree or certificate requirements. A student must complete the Satisfactory/No Credit form. The signed form must be brought […]

Incomplete (IN)

Posted: April 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm, Last Updated: April 26, 2024 at 1:32 pm

A student who is passing a course may be unable to complete scheduled course work due to a cause beyond reasonable control. In such a case, the instructor may assign a temporary grade of incomplete (IN). The student must complete all requirements by the end of the ninth week, and the instructor must submit a […]

Grading Scale

Posted: April 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm, Last Updated: November 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

George Mason University does not dictate a grading scale. Instructors may determine cut off points for A, B, C, etc. The use of plus and minus grades for A, B, C is also at the instructor’s discretion. Please consult the Academic Policies section of the University Catalog for more information on graduate and undergraduate grades.

Public Grade Posting

Posted: April 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm, Last Updated: November 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm

The public posting of student grades by student name or any portion of the ID number- at any time, in any format- is not allowed at George Mason University. This policy adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended.

Grade Changes

Posted: April 16, 2013 at 12:07 pm, Last Updated: October 18, 2022 at 11:05 am

Final grades entered through Patriot Web are processed nightly to award credit hours and calculate GPA’s. After grades are rolled to student academic records, instructors will no longer see the drop down ‘Grade’ box on the grade roster and the letter ‘Y’ will show in the ‘Rolled’ column. Change of Grade forms recording changes from temporary […]