Guidelines for Assigning the Grade of FN in a Course

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Guidelines

Students at UMUC may be assigned one of two types of failing grades: F or FN.

An F is assigned when a student has not met passing academic performance levels but has attended or participated in at least 60 percent of a session.

Faculty must assign the grade of FN rather than F when there was either no participation by the student, or the student completely stopped attending and participating within the first 60 percent of the session but did not withdraw.

If a student's total points would result in failing your course, before assigning a grade, you must determine the last date that the student participated in the course.

Participation is defined as:

  • Attending an on-site class
  • Posting in a conference in an online classroom
  • Submitting an assignment

An FN is assigned when a student:

  • Never participated
  • Ceased participation at or within the first 60 percent of a session

The cutoff dates for participation are listed below. Use these dates when tracking student participation to determine when a student should receive the grade of FN. When you submit final grades, add a comment in the Gradebook to reflect the date participation ceased.

Spring 2014 Participation Cutoff Dates for Assigning a Grade of FN

Undergraduate

Session

Beginning Date

Ending Date

60% Cutoff Date of Participation

Online Session 1 (OL1)

1/13/2014

3/9/2014

2/15/2014

Online Session 2 (OL2)

2/3/2014

3/30/2014

3/8/2014

Online Session 3 (OL3)

2/24/2014

4/20/2014

3/29/2014

Online Session 4 (OL4)

3/17/2014

5/11/2014

4/19/2014

US Session 1 (US1)

1/13/2014

3/9/2014

2/15/2014

US Session 2 (US2)

3/17/2014

5/11/2014

4/19/2014

Four-week session 1 (S41)

1/13/2014

2/9/2014

1/29/2014

Four-week session 2 (S42)

2/10/2014

3/9/2014

2/26/2014

Four-week session 3 (S43)

3/17/2014

4/13/2014

4/2/2014

Four-week session 4 (S44)

4/14/2014

5/11/2014

4/30/2014

Graduate

Session

Beginning Date

Ending Date

60% Cutoff Date of Participation

One-Year MBA Session 1

1/13/2014

2/16/2014

2/2/2014

One-Year MBA Session 2

2/24/2014

3/30/2014

3/16/2014

One Year MBA Session 3

4/7/2014

5/11/2014

4/27/2014

CMBA Business Practicum

2/24/2014

5/11/2014

4/11/2014

Online Session 1

1/21/2014

4/13/2014

3/11/2014

Online Session 2

2/3/2014

4/27/2014

3/25/2014

Online Session 3

2/17/2014

5/11/2014

4/8/2014

UCSP Session 1

1/21/2014

2/24/2014

2/10/2014

UCSP Session 2

2/3/2014

3/9/2014

2/23/2014

UCSP Session 3

2/17/2014

3/23/2014

3/9/2014

UCSP Session 4

3/24/2014

4/27/2014

4/13/2014

MBA Program 1

1/2/2014

3/11/2014

2/12/2014

MBA Program 2

4/2/2014

6/10/2014

5/13/2014

Doctoral Program

1/13/2014

4/14/2014

3/9/2014

On-Site Standard

2/3/2014

4/27/2014

3/25/2014

Executive Program 1

1/2/2014

3/11/2014

2/12/2014

Executive Program 2

4/2/2014

6/10/2014

5/13/2014

MBA UCSP Session 1

1/2/2014

2/5/2014

1/22/2014