Viewing Mid-term Grades
NDSU is continuing its pilot of Mid-term Grading to further examine mid-term grading impacts on student academic success and retention. Mid-term grading was identified as a high priority by the Sophomore Year Experience Committee, which was jointly charged by the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.
The goals of mid-term grading are to identify and notify students and advisers of individuals receiving deficient grades at mid-point in the semester, to provide options and promote academic/student support services available on campus, and to remind students of existing drop deadlines and procedures.
All instructors are being asked, at minimum, to enter into Campus Connection undergraduate grades of 'D' and 'F' at mid-semester for regular semester length courses.*
Timeline of events and important dates related to this process:
Note: Courses shorter than the full semester are not included in the Mid-term grading pilot, and have variable drop deadlines. Instructors are still encouraged to provide progress reports to students mid-way through short courses.
Instructions for Viewing Mid-term Grades in Campus Connection:
Special Notes for Mid-term Grading
- Instructors were asked to enter, at minimum, deficient grades at mid-term for undergraduate students. If no grades appear, it either means that you are not in deficient status in any enrolled course, OR the instructor did not enter mid-term grades into Campus Connection.
- Mid-term grades are not official grades and do not appear on student transcripts.
- Some instructors will also make mid-term grades available on Blackboard.
- Some instructors may choose to enter all mid-term grades for courses (not just deficient grades).
- Mid-term grades are based on how students are doing approximately half way through the semester. They may not necessarily reflect 50% of graded work completed or required for a course, and do not guarantee a final grade for a class. Some classes are being graded on an end-of-term curve, which may not be reflected in mid-term grades.
- Questions about academic standing in a class should be directed to course instructors.