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When do I submit grades?How do I submit grades?Why do I need to enter a Last Attend Date when I assign a failing grade?Can I change a student's grade in Piperline?How do I submit a grade change?How do I submit a make-up grade for an incomplete?Can I see a changed grade in Piperline? Who should I contact with additional questions?
Please refer to the grading calendar for all grading deadlines, including midterm grades (undergraduate only), final grades, and incomplete make-up grades. Unless otherwise noted, all grades must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the due date. The primary exception to the noon deadline is in Spring term when grades for graduating students are due.
Instructors of undergraduate courses will receive notification to their Hamline email account when each grading period opens. Grading opens for graduate courses at the start of each term and remains open through the deadline.
All grades must be submitted through Piperline. Piperline grade entry requires you to login with your Hamline ID and Piperline PIN. If you do not know your PIN, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 651-523-2220 for assistance. Detailed instructions for submitting grades can be found here:
Federal Title IV mandates that higher education institutions track a student's last date of attendance and that Financial Aid offices recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who stop attending during the semester. In order to comply with this federal mandate, we ask you to enter a Last Attend Date with failing grades. When you enter the Last Attend Date, we are able to determine which students stopped attending their classes and need to have their financial aid adjusted.
Changes to grades you have submitted may be made in Piperline until the grading deadline (for undergraduate students), or until the grades have "rolled" to the student's permanent record (for graduate students). You can tell if the grade has rolled by looking at the "rolled" column on your grade roster worksheet in Piperline.
For UNDERGRADUATE students - Changes to final (rolled) grades (not incomplete make-up grades) require completion of the Application for Change of Undergraduate Grade form. You can access the "Faculty Initiated Grade Change" form in Piperline under the "Hamline Faculty Document Menu" in the Faculty Services area. Once completed and signed, submit the form to the Grading Coordinator (please do not send the form to the Dean's office). The Grading Coordinator will review the change, obtain the necessary approval, and process the change. You should allow several business days for a grade change to be processed. The Grading Coordinator will send a confirmation email to both the instructor and the student once the grade change has been processed. Please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for the grade change policy.
For GRADUATE students - Grade changes requested within one year of when the original grade was posted may be submitted via email directly to the Grading Coordinator. Be sure to include all of the information listed below. Changes requested after the allotted one-year period must receive the approval of the respective school's Dean. Submit a written request containing the information below and the reason for the change to the Dean; an email is sufficient and the Grading Coordinator should be copied on the request.
Please refer to the grading calendar for incomplete make-up deadlines; make-up grades are due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the due date. Make-up grades for all students should be submitted via email directly to the Grading Coordinator. Be sure to include the following information:
Once a grade change had been processed, you can see the new grade in Piperline by looking at the Hamline History Roster. Your Final Grades roster will always display the original grade that was submitted.
Mac Wilson is Hamline's Grading Coordinator. You can reach Mac at 651-523-2931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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