Grading and Course FAQs

While the College has some recommended equivalents, the College does not have an official numeric to letter grade scheme. Faculty have the autonomy to submit the grade they believe the student earned. The only official grade is the letter grade submitted. 

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If you have entered the grading page prior to being ready to submit your grades, the grades on the Grading Submission Page will be reflective of that first time you clicked on the Grading Submission tab.  You will need to click the "Reload Grades" button within the Grading Submission page. This will then reload the total grade from the Grade Book into the Final Grading page.  If you have done this and they still don't match, please contact ATIG at . If you know the final grade you want to give, you may also adjust the final letter grade in the "Rec Grade" drop down menu. The grade published from this page will be the official final grade submitted for the student.

Any “muted assignments” in your gradebook will not calculate automatically into the grading tool on the Final Grading Submission page.  Unmute all assignments before using the tool to submit your grades.

The “Status” column on the Grading Submission page will tell you the grade submission status of each student in your course. If you have a status of “Published” or “Posted” you have successfully submitted a grade for that student. If any student is missed (usually by not checking off the box next to the student name and ID number prior to clicking the “publish selected” button) this student will move to the top of the grading list and have a status of Pending.


Pending Course Grade has not been submitted for this particular student
Published Faculty has “published” the grade and officially submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Student cannot yet see grade posted on transcript.
Posted Faculty has officially published and submitted grade, and the grade has been integrated from EClearn to Emmanuel’s SIS and the student is able to see the grade posted on their transcript.

The grades due date is dependent upon whether you are teaching an A+S course (and then whether it's in the fall and spring or summer) or a Graduate-level Nursing course, or other GPP courses.

A+S Mid-Semester Grades: Six weeks into the semester. Always due on a Friday by 11:59 p.m. Refer to the Academic Calendar for specific fall and spring mid-semester grade deadlines.

Final Grades

A+S Fall and Spring Grading Deadlines: Refer to Academic Calendar. Grades due by 10:00 a.m. This is always a Wednesday.

A+S Summer Courses: Grades are due 5 calendar days after class ends by 11:59 p.m.

Graduate and Professional Program (excluding MSN): Grades are due 5 calendar days after class ends by 11:59 p.m.

Graduate Nursing (MSN) courses: Due the day of A+S final grades. Refer to the academic calendar for dates.

Emmanuel has a very short turn around time from when grades are due and when students’ degrees are conferred. This is especially important in the spring semester for commencement, when the ceremony is only 3 days after the grades are due. All graduates need to be cleared for graduation and honors determined.

At Emmanuel, students receive their actual diploma on stage. Additionally, Latin Honors are based on a percentage of the class and these honors cannot be determined until all grades for all bachelor’s degree graduates are in. The commencement program also has to be finalized on the Thursday morning before commencement (the morning after grades are due), so all clearances and calculations must be done the day grades are due to prepare for commencement on Saturday. Any delay in grades for a student can impact all graduation processes.

Outside of graduation, the Office of the Registrar needs to determine Academic Probation and Dismissal and this is determined by a student’s term GPA.

If you realize you made an error when you submitted your grades, you’ll need to contact the Office of the Registrar to have the grades adjusted as the system is set up to prevent you from adjusting a grade after it has been submitted and posted to the student transcript. Please contact us immediately. This is even more critical if the student is graduating. If this occurs within the grading period and was in error in submission or grade calculation, contact or about the error with the student, course, and incorrect and correct grade information from your Emmanuel College email address and we will adjust the grade. If outside of the of grading period, please contact us and we will discuss with you whether a change can be made then, or whether a Grade Change Form with Academic Affairs approval is needed.

Students will view their final grades on Student Planning, on either the Grades, Timeline, or Progress screens or on their unofficial transcript which can be obtained on Student Planning.  The final grade on ECLearn may not reflect the grade you submitted (especially if a grade was changed) and students should be directed to Student Planning. Students will be able to view their final course grade once the grade has been "posted" on the status in the EClearn Grading Submission page.

If you missed the grading deadline, please contact the Office of the Registrar as soon as possible.  If the online grading period has closed, you will need to submit your grades in hard copy with your handwritten signature on the same document as the grades or within the body of an email that is sent from your Emmanuel College email address.  Emails may be sent to or . Course and Section Number, Student first and last name, and letter grade (numeric grades are not accepted), along with your handwritten signature (for attachments, fax, or in person grade rosters) will be required to enter grades. Any student information from a non-Emmanuel email address will not be accepted.

Contact the Office of the Registrar immediately to speak to Jamie Curcio or Kim Camasso. They can be reached by phone or email. We might be able to work with you, but in general grades for seniors or other graduating students cannot be late, even by just a few hours, due to the degree conferral tasks and tight timeframe associated with clearing students for graduation, determining honors, and finalizing the commencement program for the external vendor who prints the program.

Incomplete (INC) grades should only be awarding for rare extenuating circumstance, such as prolonged illness, or other unexpected circumstance that occurs at the very end of the semester preventing completion of the course. Faculty should discuss the ramifications of an INC grade with the student. An INC grade, while a temporary grade, is factored into the GPA as 0.00 and thus will cause the GPA to be lower for the semester in which an INC is awarded. A student who earns below a 2.0 in a given semester is placed on Academic Probation, no matter if this is due to an INC grade or the reason for the INC. Any INC grades not adjusted to a final grade by the INC grade deadline (see academic calendar for dates) will automatically convert to an F.

Students on Probation: Students who are on academic probation (including those previously academically dismissed and reinstated and on “permanent probation”) are ineligible to receive INC grades. To determine whether a student is on academic probation, please view the student’s profile on EC360 (which you may access here: . If the “Academic Probation” field is flagged to “Yes” under the Student Information/Profile on EC360, this student is ineligible to receive an INC grade in this semester. You will need to scroll down on the Student Profile to view this field. If you believe there is an extenuating circumstance, please contact Kimberley Camasso at to discuss the student situation.

We cannot make any changes to a student’s registration without the express written request of the student. A student who has stopped attending but is still on your roster is still registered for your course and has not taken any action to drop or withdraw from the class. If the student has stopped attending (or participating for online classes) on or before the withdrawal deadline, you are able to award a UW (unofficial withdrawal) grade and will need to indicate the student’s last date of attendance on the Grading Form on EClearn. If the student attended your class at all after the withdrawal deadline, or participated on ECLearn after the withdrawal deadline, you must award the letter grade the student has earned.

Only a faculty member assigned to a course, department chair or Academic Dean may override a student into a class.  Written permission is needed for this override, either on an Add/Drop Form or via email from the approver's Emmanuel College email address.

If you have had a conversation with a student and believe they can be successful in your course without the pre-requisite or by taking your course and its pre-requisite at the same time, you may approve this either by submitting an email from your Emmanuel College email address to the Office of the Registrar, signing an Add/Drop Form, or by approving the waiver on Student Planning. The last option will allow the student to register for the course online and not be blocked by the pre-requisite requirement. 

How to Waive a Pre-Requisite in Student Planning

The Pass/Form Declaration is a binding contract. Once the student submits the Pass/Fail Form the registration designation cannot be changed, and the student, nor the faculty member, may change the designation from pass/fail to a letter grade no matter how well the student is performing.

Every Friday, all faculty will receive a scheduled email from the Office of the Registrar to their Emmanuel College email address. This report includes all students with program information as well as the student's advisor and advisor email address. Colleges of the Fenway and non-matriculating students will not have an advisor assigned.

Advising FAQs

Advisors may view their advisees by logging into EC Online Services and clicking the "Advising" module. Your assigned advises will be listed alphabetically here. You may also search for a specific advisee in the search bar by name or ID number.

Go to the Advising Module

Advisors should find their advisee's record in Student Planning and click on the Progress tab. This will show you the student's completed and outstanding degree requirements based on declared programs.  If student has planned out all of their courses you will see these courses in yellow, and you may also view all completed courses and planned course on the "Timeline" tab.

For more detailed explanation on degree requirements and student planning, view the "Student Planning and Understanding Your Degree Requirements" section.

No.  Advisors do not approve or provide permission for a student to apply for graduation.  The Office of the Registrar will alert students as to when they should begin to apply for graduation (the semester in which they are graduating) and with instructions as to how to do so.  Students will apply for graduation online via EC Online Services on the "Graduation Overview" module and they will receive an email that their application has been received.  Applications are due by September 15th for December graduates and February 15th for May graduates. Students should not apply prior to their graduation semester as the application will only be set for those who are graduating in that term.

A+S students going into their senior year will receive an audit letter in August from the Office of the Registrar confirming what they will need to complete the following spring semester to graduate, based on their current fall registered courses. Again in March, expected graduates and their advisors will receive an audit letter confirming their graduation eligibility via email. The Office of the Registrar will confirm graduation eligibility and any Latin Honors prior to graduation as well.

It is always advisable for a student and their advisor to have a conversation about their degree requirements, goals, and course selection prior to registration. However, declared students are not required to receive advisor approval to add or drop courses.  All students require advisor approval to withdraw from classes after the add/drop deadline. Students who withdraw should work with their advisor on a plan to make up the credits in the future to ensure they have met their degree requirements, including the 128 credit minimum for graduation.

A matriculated student can take one course off-campus for every full year they are enrolled at Emmanuel-up to a maximum of 4 courses. This does not include courses registered through official cross-registration at one of the COF institutions or approved study abroad programs. To view the transfer credit policy and process for study off campus, click here.  The Office of the Registrar evaluates and approves all off campus work, domestic or study abroad. If specific departmental approval is necessary, the Office of the Registrar will facilitate review and approval with the department chair or designated departmental transfer credit evaluator.

Transfer Credit Information

Students may need to repeat a course due to a failing grade or if they earned below a C for major or minor requirement. Students who repeat classes will not be able to register online and will need to contact the Office of the Registrar for manual registration. Students who repeat a class will only receive credit for a course once—for the higher grade earned. The Student Information System will automatically remove credit from a lower graded course if that course earned credit (anything above an F). The original grade will always remain on the transcript as it is a part of the student’s academic record, but will no longer factor into the GPA once the credit is removed.

If a student transfers in a course to replace a course at Emmanuel, only the credit, not the grade will be posted, but the lower grade will no longer factor into the GPA.

Students retaking a course that originally earned an F grade, or if the department is approving a different course to substitute for the failed grade, must complete the Credit Deficiency Removal Form to prompt the removal of the credit associated with the lower grade.

Students who repeat courses should factor in any additional credits that may be needed for graduation, as the result of a course repeat is a net zero gain in credits.

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