Grade Reporting

The WSU Registrar’s Office is responsible for the official collection, recording and maintenance of grades. All grades are posted by faculty through Banner (WSU’s student information system); official grades are not entered in Blackboard. Faculty and staff with grading questions should contact the Registrar’s Office. Technical questions should be directed to the Technology Help Desk at (316) 978-HELP or

Grading System
Grade Change
Incomplete Grades
Repeat Policy

Grading System
A plus/minus grading system allows a finer differentiation of effort within grades A, B, C, and D, as reflected in the credit points below. For each hour of work the student takes, credit points are assigned, as follows, to permit averaging of grades:

A = 4.000 B+ = 3.300 C+ = 2.300 D+ = 1.300 F = 0
A- = 3.700 B = 3.000 C = 2.000 D = 1.000
B- = 2.700 C- = 1.700 D- = 0.700

WSU has three failing grade options. These were created so faculty would only have to enter a last date of educationally-related activity (LDA) if a student stopped attending and/or participating online. Utilizing these grades correctly also means the office of financial aid will not have to contact instructors for further information. 

The below chart can help faculty ensure that the correct failing grade is entered for the situation.

Final grade student should receive (and will see):

If student never attended class/logged in or participated online, enter:

If student attended class/participated online for entire course and earned failing grade, enter:

If student started but stopped attending/participating online and failed course, enter:


















Do not enter Last Date of Attendance

Do not enter Last Date of Attendance

You must enter Last Date of Attendance

Grades are submitted within several grading periods each term. During the grading period, grades are considered pending. Students can view grades in the Pending Grades channel on the myClasses tab in myWSU. Faculty can correct entry errors throughout the grading period. At the end of each period, grades are rolled to student academic history and can no longer be changed via the grade entry system.

Grading periods are:

First 8-week (4-week summer)
Full term

Grades not entered for earlier grading can be entered in a later period. The last day to submit grades is the Tuesday after finals week.

Change of grades can be submitted online via the Teach/Advise tab in myWSU portal for courses within the past year. Changes for older courses must be submitted through the University Exceptions Committee or Graduate School (for graduate courses).

Incomplete Grade Policy
An incomplete is a temporary grade assigned when the faculty member grants a student an extension of time to complete the coursework. This extension of time may not exceed one calendar year from the end of the original semester. Credit is postponed and the course is not included in the student’s grade point average until a permanent grade is assigned.

When an incomplete grade is assigned, the faculty member may assign a default grade, other than the I grade. If the coursework is not satisfactorily completed by the end of one calendar year, the I will revert to the default grade submitted by the faculty member; if the faculty member does not assign a default grade, the I will revert to an F. When the student completes the work by the extension date, the faculty member must submit a change of grade form to assign an appropriate grade.

Students should not be given an incomplete if they will be required to take the course again. If a student does re-enroll in a course for which they were given an incomplete, the University's repeat policy takes effect.

WSU's Repeat Policy for Undergraduate Students
Any course may be repeated. No course may be attempted more than three times. For this policy, an audit does not count as an attempt.

Any grade received at completion of a repeated class at WSU will automatically replace up to two previous grade(s) received for that course in computation of the student’s cumulative grade point average.

Grades received in courses taken at another institution may not be used to replace grades in courses taken at WSU. If a student repeats a course at another institution, the WSU grade will be averaged into the GPA.

The department offering a course can approve an exception to the limit of three attempts. If such an exception is given, only the first two grades for the course will be excluded from the GPA. All other grades received for that course will be averaged into the GPA.

Courses repeated prior to fall 2013 are subject to the repeat policy in effect during that catalog year.

Students may not use a repeat taken after graduation to amend their GPA or honors as determined at the time of graduation.