Grading Information

More detailed information regarding UChicago grading policies can be found here.

Instructors should access grade rosters and submit final grades electronically via Faculty Access.  Instructors can designate a proxy grader who can enter and save grades but cannot submit grades for each course.  Only the instructor-of-record may submit or change grades. Instructors will select the final grade to be assigned to the student from a drop-down box. The list of grades in each drop-down box contains only those grades that are available to the students based upon their enrollment status in the section and respective grade policy.
The preferred method for receiving grades is through Faculty Access; however, the University Registrar will accept paper grade rosters when necessary.  Instructors can print their grade roster from Faculty Access and, once completed and signed, submit it to the Registrar’s Office in the Press Building, 1427 E 60th Street, or via fax at 773-702-3562.

The end of the quarter for Autumn is the Saturday at the end of the 11th week since start (including the one week Thanksgiving Break).  For Winter and Summer, the end of the quarter is the Saturday at the end of the 10th week.   For Spring, the end of the quarter is the Saturday of Convocation, at the end of the 11th week since the start (including the week prior to Convocation that follows final exams).   Degree conferral takes place on the Friday of the 11th week in the Autumn, the Friday of 10th week in Winter and Summer quarters, and the Saturday of the 11th week (Convocation) in the Spring quarter. Grades for graduating students must be submitted online by 11:59PM the Saturday one week before awarding of degrees. (If submitting a paper or .pdf grade sheet, the deadline is 3:00PM on the Friday one week before awarding of degrees). All other final grades must be submitted to the University Registrar the Tuesday following the end of Winter quarter, the Wednesday following the end of Summer and Autumn quarters, and the Tuesday prior to Convocation, during the 11th week of Spring quarter.  Individual Division and Schools may adjust these grade deadlines per arrangements with the University Registrar.

College students cannot have their grades changed once they graduate. For graduate students who have graduated, or for students who have otherwise permanently left the University, or for any changes in grades that result in a “lower” grade, the Registrar will routinely redirect the changes to the student’s Area Dean of Students for authorization or confirmation before processing.
All students can check their grades on-line at any time, day or night, either for the most recent quarter or their entire academic history (transcript) via my.UChicago.