Policy on Missing Grades
Effective Fall 2016
The designation of “MG” indicates an unresolved registration status. “MG” is assigned by faculty to students who never attended the course or who stopped attending the course before the last day to drop a standard class without a “W” grade (see the Office of the Registrar’s website for date). “MG” should be used rarely.
Faculty members entering an “MG” must include in the “Comments” the reason for the grade and give the last known date the student attended the course.
Note: For students who stopped attending a course after the last day to drop a standard class without a “W,” faculty must submit a letter grade or an “I.” An “I” grade can only be used if the faculty member and student have discussed a plan for completing course requirements and filled out and submitted an “Incomplete Form.” Refer to the policy on “Incomplete” grades.
Students will not be permitted to graduate with an “MG” in a non-PDP (Physical Development Program) course. Undergraduate students, working with their school/college student service or advising office, and graduate students, working with their respective graduate directors or associate deans, must resolve “MGs” in all non-PDP courses before the last day of classes of the following semester (spring for fall courses, fall for spring and summer courses) or before graduation, whichever is earlier. An unresolved “MG” in a non-PDP course will convert to an “F” after that deadline.
Students are permitted to graduate with an “MG” in a PDP course on their transcripts; however, an “MG” in a PDP course being used to fulfill the requirements of a degree program (e.g., the Dance minor) must be resolved as above. Students should be aware that “MGs” on the transcript are not desirable.