Grades and Transcripts

Marquette University Grading System

Marquette assigns two kinds of grades:  midterm grades and final grades.  Midterm grades are assigned to undergraduates only and do not remain on the permanent record.  Final grades are assigned to all students and do remain on the permanent record. 

Midterm and final grades are posted online via CheckMarq the week after the exam period.  The university does not mail grade reports to students or parents.

Marquette University Transcript Acceptable Use

A transcript is the complete and unabridged record of all academic work attempted at Marquette and includes only those Marquette courses in which a student was/is enrolled. It also includes the degree and major of the student, once a student completes his/her degree at Marquette. Course, grade and degree information contained on the transcript is released only upon written consent from the student as required by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. See Marquette's FERPA policy.

A transcript from Marquette is considered unofficial and should not be accepted or used for verification purposes of any kind if it is received by you from the student or any 3rd party, other than the two entities listed below:

  • Marquette University's Office of the Registrar. The transcript will be sealed in an Office of the Registrar envelope, printed on security paper and mailed by U.S. Mail or Fed Ex.
  • Delivered electronically directly to you via the National Student Clearinghouse on behalf of Marquette University.

When received from the Office of the Registrar or the National Student Clearinghouse, you can be confident that this is the official Marquette transcript and has not been altered in any way.

To that end, it is vitally important that any time there is a need to view the academic record of a Marquette student, only the official transcript is requested and accepted.

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