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Midterm Exams/Grades

The university requires that midterm grades be assigned to students in most undergraduate courses and that these grades be based on appropriate written evidence of achievement. Midterm grades are assigned mid-way through the fall and spring term, as per the deadline in the University Academic Calendar. The undergraduate courses in which faculty have the option to assign a midterm grade are these: Exchange; Marquette-Led Study Abroad; Workshop/Institute/Studio; Practicum/Clinical/Field Experience/Student Teaching; Internship/Externship; Independent Study/Research; Senior Capstone; Senior Project; Senior Thesis. If midterm grades are, or are not to be assigned in these courses, the instructor will include this information in his/her syllabus distributed at the beginning of the term. All other undergraduate courses require a midterm grade. Make-up examinations are at the discretion of the instructor, as outlined in the instructor’s attendance policy.

Final Exams/Grades

Final examinations are held in most subjects. A student’s achievement in each of his or her subjects, expressed as a letter grade, is based on the combined results of class work and examinations.

Should a student have more than three final examinations scheduled on one day, and these examinations are not in the form of a team project presentation, a take-home examination or a final paper, he/she has the option to reschedule one of those final examinations. The student must contact his/her college office prior to examination week to reschedule an examination. The decision as to which examination will be rescheduled is at the discretion of the college.

A student who misses a final examination risks receiving an F grade for the course. Students are held to the standard, as outlined in the instructor's attendance policy, which is distributed at the beginning of each term. In addition, make-up examinations are at the discretion of the instructor, as outlined in the instructor’s attendance policy.



The Office of the Registrar is the official keeper of academic records including course registrations, grades, transcripts and diplomas.

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