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Important Information about Final Grading of Summer 2014 Full Term, Second 7 Weeks, Summer III and Open Learning Classes

Posted Aug. 18, 2014

Online final grading for summer 2014 courses meeting in Full Term (1: 05/19/2014 – 8/16/2014), Second 7 Weeks (W2: 06/30/2014 – 08/16/2014) or Summer III (S3: 07/14/2014 – 08/16/2014) parts of term begins Thursday, Aug. 14, via FlashFAST. Grading also is now available for any summer 2014 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, Aug. 19. Any final grades for summer 2014 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. You may access the grade change workflow for these courses beginning Thursday, Aug. 21.

Incomplete Mark and NF/SF Grades:

The administrative mark of IN (Incomplete) may be given to students who are unable to complete the work due to extenuating circumstances. To be eligible, undergraduate students must be currently passing and have completed at least 12 weeks of the semester. Graduate students must be currently earning a C or better grade and are unable to complete the required work between the course withdrawal deadline and the end of classes.

The grade NF (Never Attended–Fail) denotes that the student neither attended one class session nor formally withdrew from the course. The grade SF (Stopped Attending–Fail) denotes that the student stopped attending the course and did not formally withdraw and must be accompanied by a date of last attendance in the course.

For complete information on university grading policies including Incomplete Mark and NF/SF grading policies, procedures and timelines, please visit the Grading Policies and Procedures section in the university catalog at www.kent.edu/catalog.

To access FlashFAST, login to FlashLine from www.kent.edu (click FlashLine Login from top right menu bar) then click the Faculty & Advisor Tools tab. Locate the Faculty Toolbox, and select Final under the Submit Grades heading.

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