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Grade Deadlines

Fall: First–year course grades must be turned in no later than three weeks after the last day of final exams. Upper-class course grades must be turned in no later than five weeks after the last day of final exams. A financial sanction will be imposed on a faculty member who fails to meet this deadline.

Spring: First-year course grades must be turned in no later than five weeks after the last day of final exams. Upper-class course grades must be turned in no later than four weeks after the last day of final exams. A financial sanction will be imposed on a faculty member who fails to meet this deadline.

* Exception for large number of exams: A professor who teaches two courses in a semester and who has 175 or more essay exams does not have to turn in the final grades for his or her second class until six weeks after the last day of final exams. In such instances, the professor must submit the final grades in accordance with the following priority scheme.

1. Priority for grading

a. Fall: A faculty member who teaches a first-year course and an upper-class course must turn in the final grades for the first-year course no later than three weeks after the last day of final exams. The additional time is granted for grading the upper-class course. A faculty member with two upper-class courses may take the additional time to grade either course.

b. Spring: A faculty member who teaches a first-year course and an upper-class course must turn in the final grades for the upper-class course no later than four weeks after the final day of final exams. The additional time is granted for the first-year course. A faculty member with two upper-class courses may take the additional time to grade either course.

2. Exception for exigent circumstances

In advance, the Dean of the Law School may waive the sanctions for noncompliance in exigent circumstances, such as a serious illness or family emergency that renders compliance with the timely grading schedule impossible and the imposition of a sanction inappropriate.

Release of grades

Grades are released as they are received.