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Release of Grades

If you've signed up to receive JackTexts, you'll be notified by text when a grade has been posted to your transcript and is available to view. For further instructions on viewing grades, check out our How to Check Grades walkthrough guide (PDF). If you have a hold on your account, you will not be able to view your transcript online.

Concerned about a missing grade?

Check with the instructor or with the department in which the class was offered.

Grading system

Letter grades

Each letter grade holds a quality point value that is used to determine a student’s GPA.

Nonletter grade designations

There are several other grade designations that hold no quality point value but instead describe a special situation, such as a student withdrew from, dropped or quit a course.

Grade Description Quality Points per
Semester Hour
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Average 2
D Passing 1
F Failure 0
WF Withdrew Failing 0
QF Quit Failing 0
P Passing N/A
WP Withdrew Passing N/A
WH Incomplete N/A
W Dropped or Withdrew: No Grade N/A
W6 Dropped: No Grade, Counts for 6-drop N/A
R* Remedial Class Grade N/A
T* Transfer Class Grade N/A
K* Study Abroad N/A

Note: For other important information regarding grades, understand your transcript and review university policy 5.5.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act laws prevent the Office of the Registrar from discussing your grades or GPA over the phone with anyone, including you.

To view your grades or have them mailed, visit our Unofficial Transcripts page.

Grade changes

Initiated by the instructor, changing grades requires approval from the department chair and dean before reaching the registrar's office to update your student record. Due to the nature of this process, we cannot offer an estimated time for a change to occur. At any point in the process, grade changes may be denied.

Formal process of appealing final course grade

You may appeal a final course grade if it can be demonstrated that your instructor didn't adhere to stated procedures or standards, or if there is an other compelling reason to change the grade. Read university policy 6.3 (PDF) for details on criteria and steps to proceed with this route.

Academic Standing

A student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to remain in good academic standing. Refer to university policy 6.4 (PDF) for details on academic probation, suspension and eligibility for reinstatement.

Undergraduate students: Summer term is an opportunity to improve your GPA and your academic standing. If your summer term GPA is below 2.0, you will not be placed on academic suspension. Instead, your academic standing will be carried over from the spring term.

Academic standing response to COVID-19:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SFA suspended academic standing penalties during the spring, summer and fall 2020 terms for undergraduate, graduate and doctorate students. The university policy 6.4 (PDF) was reinstated spring 2021.


Office of the Registrar

Physical Address:
Rusk Building, Room 202

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13050 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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