FAQs for Students: Grading

Q: How do I change my grading option? [show]

A: Log into MyUCSC. Select the Enrollment tile.

  • Select Enrollment: Edit a Class. Select the correct term and Continue.

  • Choose the class you would like to change from the drop down menu. Select Proceed to Step 2 of 3.

  • If you are enrolled in a discussion section, your selected section will be displayed. Select Next.

  • In the Grading drop down menu, choose Graded or Pass/Not Pass (undergraduates) or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory or ABC/NC Grading (graduates). Undergraduate students who are not in good academic standing will only have a Graded option. Select Next.

  • Review your selections and select Finish Editing if correct.

Q:What is the deadline? [show]

The deadline to change your grading option is the end of the third week of the quarter (graduates) or the end of the ninth week of the quarter (undergraduates). You can find the exact date on the Academic and Administrative Calendar. This is a hard deadline, and the Office of the Registrar cannot extend the deadline. If a student feels they have extenuating circumstances, they can contact their college advising office for options.

Q: Can I convert my Pass/No Pass grades into letter grades for a GPA based on my (performance) evaluations? [show]

A: The Office of the Registrar cannot convert narrative evaluations to a GPA. Institutions to which you are applying may calculate a GPA from your evaluations, if necessary. The back of the official transcript explains the different grading policies and indicates students who are not eligible for a GPA based on year of admission. If you encounter problems because of an absent GPA, contact your College or the Office of the Registrar for assistance.

Q: How do I request an Incomplete grade and what is the process? [show]

A: You can request an Incomplete from your instructor if your work so far is passing and the quarter has not ended. It is up to the instructor’s discretion to grant an Incomplete. Undergraduates have up to one quarter to submit the final coursework to the instructor. Graduate students are allowed up to one calendar year. There is a $10 Removal of Incomplete fee per course which is posted to your student account when the final grade is posted.

If the course work isn’t submitted by the deadline the Incomplete grade lapses to an F or NP, depending on the grading option in effect. If the coursework is submitted by the deadline and the instructor has not entered the final grade the Incomplete will automatically lapse to a non-passing grade. The instructor still has the ability to enter the final grade.

Your instructor may require you to fill out a Petition for Removal of Incomplete. This form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the instructor/department, not the student. However, your instructor can change an Incomplete grade to the final grade in the system without using this form.

Q: How do I check my grades or GPA? [show]

A: Log into MyUCSC and select the My Academica tile.

  • For a specific quarter, select Grades and then the correct quarter. You can see your grades for that quarter as well as your term (quarter) GPA and cumulative (total) GPA.

  • To view all of your grades, selected Course History.


Revised: 10/08/19