Important Information About Final Grading of Spring 2016 Classes

Online final grading for Spring 2016 - Full Term (1), Third 5 Weeks (F3), Second Half Semester (H2), Second 7 Weeks (W2) and OL courses meeting from Jan. 19 through May 8 begins Friday, May 6, via FlashFAST. 

Grading also is now available for any spring 2016 course section that was flexibly scheduled and has an end date no later than May 8. The deadline for grading submission is midnight on Tuesday, May 17. Any final grades for these spring 2016 courses not reported in FlashFAST by the grades processing deadline will have to be submitted using the Grade Change Workflow. These spring 2016 courses will be available in the Workflow on Thursday, May 19.

To access FlashFAST to post your final grades, log in to FlashLine (click FlashLine Login from top right menu bar on the Kent State homepage) 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.

New Blackboard Grading Process Available

If you use Blackboard, there is a new tool to make reporting your final grades easier – with a push of the button! The process is called Grade Push and it will allow you to "push" the final grades recorded in Blackboard into our Kent State Final Grade Roster, thus eliminating the time and effort spent manually entering them.  Additional details will be provided at a later date.

If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to

Please Note: The Grade Push application has been developed as an option to assist in streamlining the university grading process. The use of this application is not mandatory, though it is encouraged.

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 earning a D or better grade and are unable to complete the required work between the course withdrawal deadline and the end of classes. 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.

Grades processing tips and FAQ may be found on the Office of the University Registrar's website at 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.

POSTED: Thursday, April 28, 2016 04:30 PM
UPDATED: Saturday, December 03, 2022 01:02 AM

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