Frequently Asked Questions

I've completed all my finals. When will my grades be posted to my record?
For fall, spring and summer terms, instructors must submit grades on the Grading and Roster System within four (4) working days from the date of the scheduled examination. Grades are officially released to students on OASIS five business days from the last final exam date for the university. 

What does a grade of “MG” mean?
The mark of MG (missing grade) results from the failure of the instructor to assign a grade for you, or a failure to submit grades for the class. Grades submitted late require manual entry in the system by the Grades Department, which can result in lengthy delays in posting student grades. If you see a grade of MG in OASIS, contact the instructor to find out when he/she will provide a final grade.  Marks of MG still unresolved after one year default to a mark of UW (Unofficial Withdrawal).

What do I do if my professor gave me a grade of Incomplete (IN)
Fill out the Assignment of Incomplete Form and send it to your professor for completion.  The professor will list the work you must complete to earn a final grade.  You must complete the pending work within one calendar year from the end of the semester in which the IN was assigned. Incompletes unresolved after one year default to a mark of IX (Expired Incomplete).

What do I do if I have a grade of incomplete (IN) in a course that I recently completed?
If you were granted a mark of IN (Incomplete) by your professor, you must contact him/her to determine what assignments you have pending to obtain a final grade. Your professor will work with the grades coordinator in his/her department to submit your final grade.

I am a sponsored student. How do I show my sponsor proof of course completion so that I can be reimbursed?
USC does not automatically mail printed grade reports. Students can print a copy of their Completed Course Summary page on OASIS.  The Completed Course Summary shows your name, all your courses, and all your grades earned at USC.

What should I do if I received a grade of B but it should be an A?
Contact your professor. If the instructor committed an error, he/she will ask his/her department grades coordinator to initiate a grade correction.

Why didn't the instructor drop me from the course after I stopped attending it?
Faculty cannot drop students from a course.  It is your responsibility to drop courses you do not intend to complete. 

When can I see my grades?
The university releases grades on OASIS five days after the last day of finals, as shown on the Academic Calendar page.  Graduate students in programs that do not follow the university’s calendar on the Academic Calendar page should check with their programs to find the grades release date.


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