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UW-Madison No Report (NR) Grade
This section explains what it means if an undergraduate student receives a grade of "NR" in L&S.
What does it mean if I receive a No Report (NR) grade?
This designation of "No Report" is given at the end of the semester to courses only when no other grade has been reported. In other words, when grades are not submitted on time, students will automatically receive a No Report (NR) grade. An NR grade can:
- Prevent or delay a student from graduating;
- Block a student from fulfilling a prerequisite for an upcoming class;
- Create problems with scholarships and other financial aid;
- Affect academic standing such as academic probation or suspension status;
- Prohibit students form otherwise qualifying for academic honors like the L&S dean's List
The NR grade is not included in a student's GPA calculations. If a student receives this grade, they should speak to the instructor of the course as soon as possible for more assistance in getting the appropriate grade posted.
- NR grade should only be used if no valid grade can be assigned and the grading application is requiring the instructor to report a grade. The NR grade is recorded by the Registrar's Office when an instructor has not reported a grade for a student. Instructors should never use the NR grade to report a student's progress in a class.
- The NR grade is only a temporary grade. A final grade is expected to replace the NR grade.
More information about the NR grade can be found at valid instructor-assigned grades.
Resources for Questions:
L&S Academic Deans' Services/Student Academic Affairs: (608) 262-0617, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of the Registrar: (608) 262-3811, email@example.com