Progress Grades (Early and Mid-Term Grading)

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.

You can see your progress grade report in my.SMU.edu. From the Student Homepage, click on the Academic Records tile. Select "Early Grade Report". Then click on the GO arrows icon next to the drop-down box to view the report. Pop-ups must be enabled to view the report.

Early term progress grades are also available for people that you grant access to your academic records. If there is a deficient grade reported, the people who have been granted academic records access will be copied on an email directing them to my.SMU to view the Early Grade Report.

Early term grades are not recorded on your permanent academic record.

Mid Term Progress Grades

Since spring 2020, mid-term progress grading includes all undergraduate students enrolled on the SMU main campus.

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.

You can see your progress grade report in my.SMU.edu. From the Student Homepage, click on the Academic Records tile. Select "Midterm Grade Report". Then click on the GO arrows icon next to the drop-down box to view the report. Pop-ups must be enabled to view the report.

Mid-term progress grades are also available to people that you grant access to your academic records. If there is a deficient grade reported, the people who have been granted academic records access will be copied on an email directing them to my.SMU to view the grade report.

Mid-term grades are not recorded on your permanent academic record.