End of Term
Processing Guidelines  
Fall 2012
Deadlines are tight between the Fall and Spring semesters.  Late final grades, incomplete (I) and no report (NR) all impact our students:
  • Decisions are made regarding academic probation, SAP (Financial Aid Probation), or December graduation.
  • Student names are withheld from the Dean's List distributed to Public Relations.
  • Students who have applied to graduate school are waiting for their final grades to be posted on their transcripts. 
Withdrawals Processed
DECEMBER 5 - 10, 2012

"W" grades will show on your grade rosters.

Withdrawals, approved by the instructor and registrar, have been applied to the student's academic record.

Grade Submission & Processing
DECEMBER 18 - 19, 2012

Instructors should enter their grades online through KnowHope Plus.  

- Early grade processing begins.

Wednesday - Final grades due before 4:00PM.


Grade changes should be submitted to the Records Manager, Kristen R. Kernstock, kernstock@hope.edu. Forms are also available at the Registrar's Office in DeWitt. 
Academic Probation
Students may be included with "NR",  "I" or missing grades.
DECEMBER 20 & 26, 2012

A complete graded semester is necessary to make an informed decision.  Students who have missing grades, no report "NR" or incomplete "I" could be placed on academic probation. 

Thursday (12/20)
- Registrar completes the academic probation list.

Wednesday (12/26) - Probation letters are mailed to students during the campus shutdown.

Additional information can be found on page 88 of the 2012-2013 Hope College Catalog.
Dean's List
Students will be excluded with "NR",  "I" or missing grades.
JANUARY 3 - 4, 2013 
Students who have missing grades, no report "NR" or incomplete "I" will be excluded from the Dean's List sent to Public Relations. 

Thursday - Dean's List is finalized then sent to Public Relations.
Friday - Students and their parents receive notification of the significant accomplishment.

Additional information can be found on page 87 of the 2012-2013 Hope College Catalog.
Incomplete Grades
JANUARY 25, 2013

Friday - Incomplete grades not resolved from the Fall 2012 semester become a failure "F".

Additional information can be found on page 84 of the
December 2012 Graduates
DECEMBER 14, 2012
JANUARY 3 - 30, 2013

Degrees will be posted for December graduates beginning the first week of January.  Any outstanding incomplete or no report grades will delay the posting of the degree.

Deadline - All grade changes must be sent to kernstock@hope.edu before 5:00PM on Wednesday, January 30th for the student to be considered a December 2012 graduate.

Degree candidates should notify Gloria Shay, shay@hope.edu, to be considered for a future graduation date.
Hope College has three graduation dates in May, July or December.  
Contact Information
Hope College
Office of the Registrar
Main Floor of DeWitt
 Academic Calendar
Final Grades 
General Academic Regulations p. 84-95
Campus Shutdown
Plan to submit your grades on time and any necessary changes
before Christmas.

Campus is closed for the holidays and campus shutdown on
Monday, December 24 until Wednesday,
January 2, 2013.
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