We know that schools have all kinds of grading systems and grading periods, so we try to accommodate as many as possible.
Selecting Grading Periods
We offer 4 options for grading periods, and you select a default during signup:
Once you select one of those, you'll be able to select which periods you actually received grades for, including options for Summer or Winter sessions of a class. For example, your school has quarters and you took Spanish for Q1 and Q2 and also got a final grade, it would look like this (if your view looks different, click here)
Now it's time to actually enter the grades you received. Only enter as many as you've been granted so far - if you are in the middle of a course, you could enter Q1, but not Q2, for example.
You can begin typing in the box for each grading period, or you can click on the box to see your options - and there are a lot!
The default is letter grades, but you can switch by clicking the options at the bottom.
Please enter the grade exactly as it appears on your report card or transcript. If you received a 93, for example, put 93, not A.
- Letter grades
- Numbers 1-100
- Withdrawal (under "More")
- Incomplete (under "More")
What is my "Final Grade"?
Your final grade should be the grade from the entire class, not the grade you got on a final paper or test. The final grade needs to match what your transcript will have on it.
If you don't have a final grade, click on a class and click "Edit Grading Period" and unselect the "Final Grade" box. (See the image above under "Selecting Grading Period.") Or, leave "Final Grade" blank - this will not have a negative effect on your scholarships.
Editing Grading Periods
When you're editing grading periods, the choice you make will become the default for the next course you add. To edit, click on a course and then "Edit Grading Period."
6 Grading Periods
Some students have 6 grading periods, where 2 grades are assigned and then averaged at the end of the semester, and then repeated for the second semester, resulting in 6 grades. There are 2 options:
- Choose "Semester" as your grading period, with no final grade. Fill in your final averaged grade from period 3 and period 6.
- To enter all 6 grades, create two courses. Set the "Credits" for each course at 1/2, instead of 1. For each course, choose Trimesters, and enter in all 3 grades. Do not enter a final grade.