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Progress grades are collected to support student academic performance, success and retention.  Progress grades are used for advising purposes, but are not recorded on the permanent academic record.


Early Term Progress Grades

Early intervention grading targets new undergraduate students (first-years, transfers and readmits) in their first academic year at SMU, undergraduates on academic probation, undergraduates receiving VA benefits and any other undergraduates with less than 30 hours earned at SMU (excluding advanced standing and transfer hours).

The early term progress grades are collected in September for the fall term and February for the spring term.   Instructors can enter deficient grades C-, D+, D-, F, FA (failing due to poor attendance), or FT (failing due to poor testing)  or indicate that the student does not currently have a deficient grade.

Students can see their progress grades via their Student Center in my.SMU.edu.  Within the Student Center students’ should click on the "other academics ..." drop down field within the Academics section. Select Early Deficiency Report then click on the GO arrows icon next to the dropdown box to view the report.

Early term progress grades are also available to people that the student has granted access to his/her academic records.  If there is a deficient grade present the people who have been granted academic records access will receive an email directing them to my.SMU to view the deficiency report.

Early term grades are not recorded on the student’s permanent academic record.


Mid Term Progress Grades

Mid-term progress grading targets new undergraduate students (first-years, transfers and readmits) in their first two academic years at SMU, undergraduates on academic probation, undergraduates receiving VA benefits and any other undergraduates with less than 60 hours earned at SMU (excluding advanced standing and transfer hours).

The mid-term progress grades are collected in October for the fall term and March for the spring term.   Instructors can enter deficient grades C-, D+, D-, F, FA (failing due to poor attendance), or FT (failing due to poor testing)  or indicate that the student does not currently have a deficient grade.

Students can see their progress grades via their Student Center in my.SMU.edu.  Within the Student Center students’ should click on the "other academics ..." dropdown field within the Academics section. Select Mid-Term Deficiency Report then click on the GO arrows icon next to the dropdown box to view the report.

Mid-term progress grades are also available to people that the student has granted access to his/her academic records.  If there is a deficient grade present the people who have been granted academic records access will receive an email directing them to my.SMU to view the deficiency report.

Mid-term grades are not recorded on the student’s permanent academic record.