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Important Information about Final Grading of Fall 2013 Classes

Posted Dec. 9, 2013

Full Term (1), Third Five Weeks (F3), Second Half of Semester (H2) and Second Seven Weeks (W2) Fall 2013 Classes

Online final grading for fall 2013 full term (1: 8/26/2013 – 12/08/2013), third five weeks (F3: 11/04/2013 – 12/08/2013), second half of semester (H2: 10/17/2013 – 12/08/2013) or second seven weeks (W2: 10/21/2013 – 12/07/2013) parts of term began Friday, Dec. 6, via FlashFAST. In addition, grades must also be submitted for any fall 2013 course section that was flexibly scheduled. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 17. Any final grades not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. These Fall 2013 courses will be available in the Workflow on Thursday, Dec. 19.

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. Instructors are required to complete and submit an Incomplete Mark form to the department chair when an incomplete mark is assigned. Access the form from your Faculty Toolbox in FlashLine.

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.

The grade NF (Never Attended–Fail) denotes that the student neither attended one class session nor formally withdrew from 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.

Grades Processing Tips and FAQs may be found on the Office of the University Registrar's website at www.kent.edu/registrar/facstaff/facresc.cfm. Any faculty member needing personalized instruction on submitting their grades via FlashFAST should contact their campus Registrar's office during normal business hours for assistance.

To access FlashFAST to post your final grades, 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.

Troubleshooting TIP: FlashFAST is accessible from any Internet-capable computer that has the cookies function enabled. We recommend that you clean out your cookie and cache files regularly to help your computer run faster, and to potentially restore and/or improve your access to FlashFAST and/or FlashLine by improving your connection to the server. Our Helpdesk is prepared to offer assistance with these issues. Please contact them at 330-672-HELP (4357) for one-on-one assistance and technical issues.