Grades are due 48 hours after a scheduled final exam. If no
final exam is given, grades must be submitted on the first day
grades are due according to the schedule that is published each
semester. If you have students who attended your course, but
whose names do not appear on the roster, please send us a memo
or email with the student's name, course name and CRN and
grade. We will research the student's registrations to see if
the grade can be assigned to the student.
Web Grading Instructions
- Go to http://sis.rpi.edu and log
- Enter your User I.D. (Rensselaer ID Number)and PIN
(Personal ID Number). If you forget your PIN, try the "Forgot
- On the Main Menu, select Instructors & Advisors
- Once you are in the Instructors & Advisors Menu,
select Submit Final Grades
- Select current term and Submit that term
- Select the first course you wish to grade
- Submit the CRN - Brings you back to the Instructors &
- Select Submit Final Grades
- Enter each grade from the drop down menu
- Print them if you want a copy for you or your
- When you are done, click Submit - you will see a message
at the top of the screen that the grade has saved
- Click CRN Selection at the bottom of the page
- Choose the next course you wish to grade and submit CRN -
which brings you back to the Instructors & Advisor
- Select Submit Your Final Grades. Repeat same sequence as
above until you have graded all of your courses.
No Shows on the Web Roster
If the student EVER attended, based on work completed, you
are urged to assign a grade (e.g. F grade). If the student
NEVER attended or stopped attending, in the Not Attending
Column, enter the approximate percentage of the term that the
student DID attend classes. For example, if a student NEVER
attended, enter no grade for that student and in the Not
Attending Column, enter 00. If a student attended for about
half the term, enter 50; for a student who attended all term
long, but didn't show for the Final Exam, enter 100. DO NOT USE
A % SIGN in the Not Attending Column as this is a NUMERIC
field. We will research the student's record and assign the
appropriate administrative grade or adjust the student's
Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1977 (P.L./39-380)
specifically prohibits the posting of student grades by name or
ID. Students can see their grades on SIS within 24 hours of
your submitting them on-line.
Thesis and Project grades
Master and Doctoral Thesis/Project registrations are now
graded every term, either S (Satisfactory progress) or U
(Unsatisfactory progress). The S or U grade reflects a single
term's research progress. Please note that students who do not
make satisfactory progress and are assigned a U grade will
still earn the thesis credit hours for the term and the U grade
won't need to be changed when the thesis/project is completed
and turned in to the Office of Graduate Education.
Incomplete Grades and Incomplete Grade
If you agree to assign an Incomplete (I) grade to a student,
you do so in SIS, just as you do when entering your other
grades for the course.
NOTE: You must also complete an Incomplete Authorization
Form with the student and submit this form to the Registrar.
Incomplete Grade Authorization Forms are not issued to
students. Instructors may get them from their departmental
office or use the Incomplete Grade Authorization Form available
from the Instructor menu in SIS (Login Required).
the Registrar if you have any questions or problems. When
emailing, enter GRADING ISSUE on the Subject line of the
message so that we may answer you right away.
The Registrar will "roll" grades to students' records every
night. On the Web Grade Roster, you will see those grades noted
in the Rolled Column. Once a grade has been "rolled" to a
student's academic history, you can only change the grade on a
Change of Grade form (available through the Instructor menu in
SIS) submitted to the Registrar. You cannot change rolled
grades on the web.