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Fall 2021 End of Term Information

This page includes an anticipated schedule of academic events for the fall 2021 semester and information for self-service resources. *Note* This page is subject to updates. 

Please contact us at registrar@ucmerced.edu or by phone at 209.228.7178 if you have any questions. Note that responses may be delayed to email and voicemail during the high volume end of the term period.

Information for Instructors      Information for Students


Important Dates

Tuesday, December 21 - Final grades due by noon.
Thursday, December 23-  GPAs and Academic Standing available on MyStudentRecord 
Thursday, December 23- Standing Notifications 
Monday, January 3- Fall 2021 degree conferral begins.


Instructors

Grade Changes - Make changes to submitted grades in CatCourses up to the deadline of Tuesday, December 21 at noon. After the grade submission deadline, use the grade change e-form. Your student will receive an e-mail confirmation once the change is processed. 


Students

GPAs and Academic Standing - Your initial GPA will be available for review after the Office of the Registrar releases submitted grades to transcripts. Keep in mind that final GPAs and academic standings will not be available until December 23. Listed below are processes that impact final GPAs.
 
Course Repeats - Course repetition exclusions will be applied to academic records before academic standing is calculated. More information about course repetition is available in the University Catalog.  
 
Grade Changes - Contact your course instructor if the grade on your unofficial transcript for the term is incorrect. You will receive an e-mail confirmation if a grade change is applied to your student record.
 
Academic standing - You may review your standing on your unofficial transcript. Students who are subject to academic dismissal or placed on academic probation will be sent an e-mail notification on Thursday, December 23. Please review the e-mail notification carefully and review the information below to ensure that you do not miss this important message. 
 

Notification E-mails - Outlook's Focused Inbox and Clutter features may keep important academic standing messages from arriving in your UC Merced Inbox folder. Use the information below to search for this notification. 

E-mail Subject Lines: Search ALL FOLDERS for the subject lines below.

"Academic Standing: Academic Probation"   
"Academic Standing: Academic Dismissal"
"Academic Standing: Subject to Academic Dismissal" 

From: E-mail senders vary by Academic School. Search ALL FOLDERS for e-mails from the following e-mail addresses based on your major.

Undeclared students: bac@ucmerced.edu
SSHA students: ssha.advising@ucmerced.edu
SOE students: lzubke@ucmerced.edu 
SNS students: nsstudentservices@ucmerced.edu 

Transcripts and Verifications 

Official Transcripts -  Orders with the processing option of "hold for grades" will be created by end of the day on Wednesday, January 5. You may opt-in to transcript status messages during the order process or you may check your status on this site - have your order number and the e-mail address you used on the order ready.

Unofficial Transcripts - Your unofficial transcript will remain available for your review 24/7 through MyStudentRecord. Keep in mind that multiple end-of-term processes that may have an influence on your GPA or academic standing may be delayed due to the campus closure. 

Verifications - To confirm your registration for spring 2022  we encourage you to use the web option available through your portal (Select 'MyStudentRecord;' and 'Access National Student Clearinghouse for Enrollment Verifications.) or use your unofficial transcript. 

Fall 2021 Degree Conferral

Degree conferral for fall 2021 candidates will begin in January after the final GPA calculation is complete. More information about the degree conferral and diploma timeline is available here: registrar.ucmerced.edu/policies/graduation