The Registrar's Office
Scenic Shore

Registrar's Office

207 Powers Hall

255-1223

Grading Policy

Quality Points

Official grades are reported and recorded on a student’s official academic record at the end of each semester on the basis of the following system:

Grade Quality Points Per Credit
A+
A  
4.00
4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00
D- 0.67
F 0.00
   
I Incomplete: a temporary grade indicating that specific arrangements have been made with the instructor to complete work by a later date not to exceed 210 days. An “I” which is not removed by the prearranged date is replaced with an “F.”
DG Deferred Grade: Satisfactory progress in a course that extends beyond a single semester.
W Withdrawal or administrative withdrawal.
P Successful completion of a pass/fail course. These hours are not included in point average calculations.
LP Low Pass (D+, D, D-) in a Pass/Fail course; hours are not included in GPA calculations
L Stopped attending. The grade of "L" may be assigned to the student who stopped attending a course without officially withdrawing. The grade of "L" will be computed as an "F" for purposes of the student's grade point average.
MG No grade supplied by instructor.
AU Audit registration; no credit hours attempted or earned.
* Quality points count toward GPA; credits do not count toward degree credits earned.
~ Quality points do not count toward GPA; credits count toward degree credits earned.
# Quality points do not count toward GPA; credits do count toward degree credits earned
  Course has been repeated:  Neither credit nor quality points are included in cumulative totals.
  Latest completed attempt:  Only latest graded registration affects cumulative totals.

To Calculate a Grade Point Average

To calculate a grade point average (GPA), divide the total number of quality points earned by the total number of credit hours graded on an A-F basis.

Text Notification of Grades and Grade Changes

Beginning March 26, 2014, students can register for the University of Maine System's new Grade Notification via Text Messaging Service.  Students who register for the service will be able to receive text notifications any time a new grade or grade change has been posted to their MaineStreet record.  Follow the instructions below to register for the service.

  1. Login to MaineStreet (http://mainestreet.maine.edu) and go to your Student Center.
  2. Select the Text Messaging Service link found at the bottom right-hand portion of the page. 
  3. On the line labeled “Grade Notification Service,” select “Register for this Service” from the drop-down box on the right.
  4. Click the >> button.
  5. On the next page, select or add the cell phone number where you want to receive the text notifications.
  6. Click the link labeled “Register.”
  7. A notice will pop up alerting you to the fact that the text messages which will be sent are not secure, and asking if you still want to register.  Click OK if you are still willing to subscribe to this service.
  8. You will receive a Text message on your phone with an Activation Key code. 
  9. Click the Return button.
  10. On the line labeled “Grade Notification Service,” select “Activate My Registration” from the drop-down box.
  11. Click the >> button.
  12. Enter the Activation Key you received on your phone.
  13. Click the Activate button.
  14. Your registration for this service will expire on the date indicated.  You can cancel your registration at any time.

Grade Reports

Once grades have been posted to their academic records, students can see them by selecting Unofficial Transcript from the drop-down box labelled "Other Academic" in their MaineStreet Student Center. 

Students needing assistance to use the system should call the First Stop at (207) 255-1470 or the Registrar’s Office at (207) 255-1223.

Academic Records Changes

Considerable care is taken to ensure that courses and grades entered on a student's permanent record are accurate. Any student who suspects an error has been made should contact the Registrar's Office immediately. Records are assumed to be correct if a student does not report any discrepancies to the Registrar's Office within one year of the completion of the course. At that time, the record becomes permanent and the student has no further right to appeal.

Grade Forgiveness

A student readmitted to UMM after a period of two or more years may choose to request grade forgiveness for all previous work done at the institution. To qualify, students must be matriculated and enrolled at the time of the request, and have completed at least 15 credits at the institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 after the point of readmission.

If grade forgiveness is approved, the student retains past credits only for courses in which a grade of C- or higher was received. The effect of all prior quality points is nullified and the student's cumulative GPA is reset to zero. All prior grades earned continue to be displayed on the student's transcript, though they do not affect the student's cumulative grade point average.

To apply for Grade Forgiveness, eligible students must complete the Request for Academic Forgiveness and submit to the Registrar's Office. Students must specify on the application the semester before which all grades will be forgiven.

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