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: May 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

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: November 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm

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. Once this grade roll has occurred, grade […]

Special Grades

Posted: April 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm, Last Updated: November 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Please review the Final Grades page and the University Catalog for grading policies and procedures. Grade Description AB (Absent from the Final Exam) A temporary grade of AB may be given to students with prior approval of their dean/director to be absent from the final examination. A final grade of AB will convert to F after the ten day make-up […]

Grade Modes

Posted: April 15, 2013 at 4:28 pm, Last Updated: July 13, 2017 at 11:11 am

Mason uses grade modes to enforce grading policies. A student registered for a course may have permission to take the course for audit (AU) or credit without grade (S/NC). This changes the individual student’s grade mode, thus further restricting the grades he or she can receive. Patriot Web grading is designed with internal validation controlled by […]

Submit Final Grades

Posted: April 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm, Last Updated: August 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Log onto Patriot Web. From the Main Menu, select Faculty and Advisor Services. Select Term Selection. Select the desired term from the drop-down list, then select Submit Term. Select CRN Selection. Select the course you wish to grade from the drop-down list, then select Submit CRN.NOTE: If your course does not appear in the list, […]

Submit Midterm Evaluations

Posted: April 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm, Last Updated: November 18, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Log onto Patriot Web. From the Main Menu, select Faculty and Advisor Services. Select Term Selection. Select the desired term from the drop-down list, then select Submit Term. Select CRN Selection. Select the course you wish to grade from the drop-down list, then select Submit CRN. NOTE: If your course does not appear in the […]

Common Grading Issues

Posted: April 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm, Last Updated: December 10, 2014 at 3:11 pm

This is a list of common issues that faculty may encounter when grading. CRNs not listed:  If the course that you are trying to grade does not appear on your list of CRN’s, it indicates that you are not listed as the instructor of the course. Please contact your departmental scheduling coordinator for assistance. They […]