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Mid-Term grades

Mid-Term Grades


Mid-term grades for Fall 2018 available in GoldLink for Undergraduate Students on October 8, 2018.  Instructors will enter mid-term grades (around the 6th week) between October 1 thru 7.
 
Mid-term grades (aka - Early Semester Progress Report) are a quick way to confirm how you’re doing in your courses and gives you an opportunity to seek resources and improve your final grade.
 
Possible grades: A thru F, FN (failing due to non-attendance), NR (not reported), P (pass) and I (Incomplete).  P (pass) may be used by instructor if no work has been graded in the course so far.

How to view Mid-Term Grades in GoldLink?

  • Go to GoldLink via ETSU’s homepage
    Choose GoldLink icon
    Log in using your User Name (ETSU domain name) and Password
    Go to Grades Box
    Choose fall 2018 term
    Click on GO
    View Mid-Term Grades 

What Now?

1. Talk with instructor(s) about missing grades, unexpected grades and opportunities and strategies for improving final grade.

2. Seek tutoring (CFAA, 1st floor of Sherrod Library)

3. Talk with your academic advisor about what is impacting your academic success.  ETSU may have resources to help.  Don’t drop a course without talking with your advisor about options and consequences.

4. Don’t know who your advisor is?  Check out Advisor List at:  https://www.etsu.edu/advisement.  Still having trouble finding your advisors -- send an email to or call 423-439-8557.

Next Steps

Verify your fall 2018 schedule?

Correct any schedule problems now.  Complete late add process if needed and verify all earlier course drops in GoldLink.  Contact your major advisor for assistance or contact the Registration HelpLine at 423-439-5584. 

Need Tutoring?

Visit the Center for Academic Achievement (CFAA) website for information about individual tutoring by appointment (sign up online), drop-in tutoring (schedules online) or online tutoring.  The CFAA is located on the first floor of the Sherrod Library (423-439-7111). 

How to Find Your Advisor? 

Undeclared students and students who are required to complete Learning Support (in reading or writing, L sections of general education courses) are advised by the University Advisement Center in the Sherrod Library room 355.  To find contact information for your advisor, please visit:  https://www.etsu.edu/advisement

Need Counseling?

The Counseling Center (423-439-3333) provides short-term personal counseling. They offer many services from improving stress management, test anxiety, time management, shyness, assertiveness training, improving relationship skills, coping with chemical dependencies, etc.  The Counseling Center is located in 305 Nell Dossett Residence Hall, 3rd Flr.

Having Trouble Choosing a Major or Career Path?

Contact the University Career Services at 423-439-4450 or visit them in 140 Sherrod Library, 1st Floor.
 
Should I Drop a Course?

Students may drop course(s) on GoldLink without permission thru October 15.  Students who need assistance with GoldLink should contact the Registration Help Desk at 423-439-5584 (M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm) or visit 102 Burgin Dossett for assistance. 

After October 15, if a student needs to drop a course due to extenuating circumstances they must file a Late Drop Appeal which requires attaching documentation of the extenuating circumstances (circumstances beyond a student’s control).  Late Drop Appeals must be approved by the dean of the student’s college. Failing a course is not considered extenuating circumstances.

Do not automatically drop courses in which you are dissatisfied with your grade or withdraw (drop all courses) from the University. Dropping a course or courses will adversely impact your Financial Aid, Scholarships, Lottery, Housing and Athletic eligibility for this term and future terms.  Always check with appropriate offices before dropping a course. Hastily dropping courses can increase the expense and length of time necessary to complete a degree.  The grade of “W” will be recorded and the course will be included in your attempted hours.  Students must VERIFY all drops on GoldLink.

You may be able to improve the grade during the remainder of the semester. If not, courses with a grade of “C” or lower may be repeated in a future semester. The former grade will be excluded (in your GPA calculation) and the most recent grade will be included in computing your adjusted GPA.

For Lottery Scholarship purposes you can only use one repeat of a class as a replacement grade one time in your college career.  Choose your one time wisely.  For more information about the Lottery Scholarship rules see the Don’t Lose Hope website.

Withdrawing from the University?

Students may withdraw from all classes until December 4th before 4:30 pm.  Written requests for withdrawal from the university must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, 101 Dossett Hall before this deadline.   Withdrawing will adversely affect financial aid, scholarships, Lottery Scholarships, housing, and athletic eligibility. Students who stop attending without officially withdrawing will receive an “F” for each course.

Visit the ETSU Academic Calendar for all dates and deadlines.

Other student resources:

BucsCARE website is a resource for students and for student referral.  BucsCARE includes the most referenced offices and campus resources in various categories.

Undergraduate Student Success Specialist is a service to assist students with . . .  

  • Setting realistic personal goals
  • Managing obstacles you may be having in day-to-day life
  • Resolving problems and providing support
  • Finding services on campus and in the community  
     

 

 

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