A Guide to Your First Year at UW Bothell

Week 6 - Check Your Grades

week 6 check your grades

holly the huskyIMPORTANT DATES

  • November 11th --
    • Veterans Day – NO CLASSES
    • Deadline for switching grading to S/NS (with a fee).
  • November 20-21st – Registration opens for First Year students
  • November 27-28th – Thanksgiving Holiday – NO CLASSES
  • December 5th - Deadline to withdraw classes.

You’ve likely completed mid-terms by now, and with those grades you should have an idea of how well you’re doing in your classes. If you’re not sure, go see your professors during office hours.

Keep up the good work if you’re happy with your grades! If not, there may still be time to do something about it:

  • Consider meeting with your professor. Ask them specifically what you can do to improve your grades. "Study harder" doesn't give you anything to improve.
  • Consider using the resources on campus. Your tuition pays for it, so why not use it? The private library study rooms, the Writing and Communication Center, and the Quantitative Skills Center are all here to help you succeed with your classes!
  • Think about joining or creating a study group. It’s likely you aren’t the only person in class who wants to get their grades up. Talk with your classmates or ask your professor if any study groups have formed.

If you’re giving your best effort but are still concerned about how a class grade will affect your GPA, there are a couple options you can take. Make sure to speak with an adviser before committing to one of these options:

  • Changing your grade from the 4.0 scale to Satisfactory / Not Satisfactory. An S/NS won’t affect your GPA, however it could affect your ability to register for future classes. Talk with your advisor first because S/NS graded courses may not be used to satisfy major or general education requirements, nor do they count toward class prerequisites.
  • Withdraw from the course. This option should be a last resort if you, your professor and advisor believe you’re not likely to pass. Talk with your advisor first because this option can affect financial aid status. If granted, a grade of “W” will appear on your transcript and this will not affect your GPA.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the CUSP office! One of our Student Assistants would be more than glad to help you. Our phone number is 425-352-3427. We are located in UW1-160 (it is not a room, but an open space).

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