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Grade Information

When will grades be posted?

The faculty have 30-days from the date their exam was administered to submit exam scores (raw, numerical scores for each student exam).  For paper courses and co-curricular activities and units, the professor has 30-days from the last day of the exam period to submit scores. After the raw scores have been submitted, the identity of students will be revealed and the professor will be given time to factor-in classroom assignments, midterm scores and participation points, before letter grades are assigned and grade curves are applied (as appropriate).  Once letter grades have been finalized by the professor, they are submitted to the Law Registrar for review and posting to student transcripts.

Where can I view my grades?

Throughout the grading period, grades are submitted to the Office of the University Registrar on a regular basis and posted nightly.  We recommend you check for new postings in the morning, or after 8:00 p.m. each evening.  Students may view their grades using MyUCDavis by following these instructions:

  1. Login to MyUCDavis, click on the “myRecords” option in your "Welcome" tile.
  2. The new page will load with your personal information.  Above your personal information there will be options for: General Info, Academics, Holds, Accounting. Click on “Academics”.
  3. Next, scroll down until you see the “Academic History” box.
  4. Lastly, choose the term for which you’d like to view your grades. Once selected, a drop down menu will display your schedule information and final grades.

If you would like a complete record or unofficial transcript for all grades/all terms, please follow the instructions posted here.

Bluebooks are available for review three weeks after all grades are submitted.  For more information concerning bluebooks see "Examination Bluebook Review" for instructions.

Important Note about GPAs:
GPAs are not updated simultaneously with your nightly grade update.  There is a separate automated process which updates GPAs.  When reviewing grades and GPAs, please pay special attention to the number of units being calculated into your GPA to ensure that all grades have been included.  At the end of the term, after ALL grades have been posted for ALL students, a final update of all GPAs will occur to ensure all cumulative GPAs have been updated and finalized.  If you check your GPA prior to the ranking reports being released, please note that your GPA will be in a pending state and may not be accurate.

Class Rank Information

Class rankings are updated at the end of each semester and emailed to students.   After all grades have posted and GPAs have been updated, each graduating class is broken down into 5% increments based upon cumulative GPA.  King Hall ranks its students based upon 5% increments only.  We do not rank students numerically (i.e. 25th out of 175 students).  If you have a potential employer or third party asking for your numerical class ranking, it is appropriate to explain that UC Davis does not use a numerical system and the percentage is the only ranking information available.

Grade Curve Information

King Hall uses a required curve  in all first year courses.  While upper division courses do not have a required curve, the faculty are encouraged to use the first-year curve as a model.

Can I choose a non-graded option for my courses?

Students do not have an option to change the grading mode of a course from graded to non-graded (S/U). Students can choose a graded or non/graded option for Law 498 (Group Study), Law 499 (Independent Study), and Law 419 (Independent Writing Projects). Few courses are scheduled on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Incomplete Grades

See Faculty Regulation 3.5 Incomplete Grade 

What is an Incomplete?

An incomplete grade reflects that a student has not completed the work for a class by the end of the semester in which the student was enrolled for the course.   An incomplete grade allows the professor to grant the student additional time to complet the work for a course which has a final paper.   An incomplete can only be taken for a paper course (exam courses are not eligible for an incomplete grade).  When a student takes an incomplete grade in a course, an "I" will appear on the student's transcript instead of a letter grade.  Once the final grade has been submitted, a notation is made on the transcript to indicate that the incomplete grade was removed and the letter grade replaced an "I" (incomplete) grade.  This notation cannot be removed.

How do I request an Incomplete?

Complete a "Petition for Incomplete ". Complete the form then have the form signed by the professor in who's class you are requesting an incomplete. Once the professor signs your form, bring it to the Registrar's Office for the dean's signature and processing.

How long do I have to complete an incomplete?

You need to discuss the deadline with your professor who can choose to establish a deadline for you or use the specifications in the Law School Regulations. Regulations allow up to one year (or two semesters) for completion of the work. In other words, if you take an incomplete during the fall semester of one year, you normally have through the fall semester of the following year to complete the work.

I've finished my work. How do I get a grade?

Once you've completed your paper, attach a "Complete a Removal of Incomplete Grade"  form to your paper with all your identifying information. Once your professor has read and graded your paper, this form will be used to assign a grade. Ask you professor to submit the grade to the Registrar's Office using this form. We'll get the final approval from the dean and submit the grade for posting to your transcript.

What happens if I don't meet the deadline?

If you and the professor has worked out a specific deadline and you don't believe you'll finish your paper within that time line, you must discuss this further with the professor to ask for an extension. It is at the professor's discretion to extend the deadline that you and the professor agreed on. If you are using the one-year deadline imposed by the Faculty Regulations, there is no recourse after the year is up. A grade of "F" is assigned if that deadline isn't met.