Grading Dates & Information

If a grade is missing at the time grades may be accessed, it means that the professor has not yet turned it in. Zagweb will tell you that “An ‘RD’ grade (Report Delayed) means no grade has yet been submitted” but please disregard this notice. If you have a course missing from your list of grades, THAT will indicate that the grade hasn’t been turned in. It WILL NOT say “RD”. Please check back later.

Grades are available through Zagweb only. Grades will not be posted and will not be given out over the phone, by email, or over the counter at the Registrar’s Office. Faculty assistants will not give out grades, and instructors will not post or release grades.

Do not consider your semester and cumulative GPAs as final until all of your grades are posted. Both could change as updates are made.

Rule 7-6: Academic Student Honors

The following academic honors will be accorded by the law school:

A. Dean’s Honor Roll. Full-time students who achieve a grade point average of at least 3.350 any fall or spring semester are on the Dean’s Honor Roll. For the first-year fall semester GPA, provisional grades awarded in LR&W at the end of that fall semester will be treated as final grades.

B. CALI Excellence for the Future Awards. The law school, in conjunction with the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, may award an Excellence for the Future Award each semester to the student who receives the highest grade in each class that CALI recognizes. The decision to make such an award rests entirely with the class professor. For purposes of this rule, each section of a class shall be treated as a separate class.

C. Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence. The Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence is awarded at Commencement to the graduate who has achieved the highest cumulative grade point average during her or his legal studies at the School of Law (based on all work up to but excluding the semester immediately prior to May Commencement). If one or more other students graduating at the same time has a cumulative grade point average within 0.01 of the highest cumulative grade point average, a medal shall be awarded to each student. If a graduate who did not receive the Dean’s Medal for Academic Achievement at commencement has the highest cumulative GPA at the end of the semester immediately prior to May Commencement, a medal shall be awarded to that graduate.

D. Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude. For students graduating August 2020 or prior: Students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance are awarded the following designations based on the cumulative grade point average for all work completed for the juris doctor degree: Summa Cum Laude: 3.600 to 4.000; Magna Cum Laude: 3.350 to 3.599; and Cum Laude: 3.100 to 3.349.

E. Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Cum Laude. For students graduating December 2020 or after: Students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance are awarded the following designations based on there they stand within their class, expressed as a percentage, for all work completed for the juris doctor degree: Cum Laude–top 30%; Magna Cum Laude–top 15%; Summa Cum Laude – top 5%.

Grade Due Dates

Spring 2020

1) Review your grades starting at noon on May 29
Students will be able to begin accessing grades via Zagweb shortly after noon on Friday, May 29, 2020. We ask that all students take Friday, and the weekend to review their grades and consider their choices carefully.

2) Starting on June 1, use the web form to indicate your decision to either keep your grades as-is or change some or all of your grades to pass
Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1, students should use this web form (Requires a myGU login) to indicate if they would like to have any of their standard letter grades converted to a “Pass” (P). Students may also use the form to indicate that they want to keep all of their grades as given. The link to the web form will be emailed to all students on the morning of June 1, listed on the Grading webpage of the Law School Registrar’s Office, and posted in Morning Mail announcements for the full week.

Grading choices must be submitted through the web form. Requests sent via email will not be accepted. Choices submitted through the web form are final, and cannot be changed after submission.

The web form will remain open until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8. If a student has not submitted a choice by that time, their transcript will permanently reflect the grades posted on the morning of June 1, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: No transcripts requests, degree verifications or confirmations of passing grades will be processed before Friday, June 12, for any student who does not submit their grade choice through the web form.

3) Respond to requests from staff members assisting the Registrar’s Office
The Registrar’s Office will be assisted through the grade conversion process by several members of the law school staff who do not normally work in our office. Please note that you may receive emails from Bryn Boorman, Vicky Daniels, or from the email address lawgrades2020spring@gonzaga.edu about grade conversion issues. Subject lines will clearly indicate if a grading issue needs to be addressed.

4) Calculate your G.P.A. on your own, if you choose
Per Dean Rooksby’s April 1 announcement, grade point averages for Spring 2020 will not be calculated, regardless of which grading method students choose. Accordingly, cumulative G.P.A.s will not be updated. If you would like to calculate your semester and cumulative G.P.A.s for your own information, please follow the instructions on the Law School Registrar’s webpage, under Grading Dates and Information.

Because G.P.A.s will not be updated, ranks will not be run for Spring 2020. All students should continue to use their ranks from Fall 2019.

1L students (rising 2Ls) – please note that your provisional LRW I grade from fall semester will not be included in your G.P.A. going forward. The G.P.A. listed on Zagweb, based on the 13 credits you completed in the fall, is your cumulative G.P.A. until the end of a future semester in which you complete courses. Your Fall 2019 rank that included the provisional grade is the only rank available to you until ranks are run at the end of the summer semester.

5) Additional Notes
• Degrees for graduates will be posted by mid-June. Pre-requested bar certifications will be sent out in the two to three days immediately following degree posting.
• Diplomas should be available for pick-up or mailing by July 6, and graduates will be contacted by email when they are available.
• Rising 3L and 2L transcript requests will be processed no later than Friday, June 12, but preference will be given to graduate’s bar exam requests. All transcript requests must come through the webpage: https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-law/academics/registrar/transcripts
• CALI Excellence for the Future Award Notifications will be made by Friday, June 19.
Spring 2020 incompletes must have a grade by 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 29, 2020.

Summer 2020

Summer Session I

Summer Session I Grades (including Florence) Due to the Registrar’s Office by 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2020 • Students will be able to begin accessing grades shortly after noon on July 10.
• Session I CALI Excellence for the Future Award Notifications will be made by Friday, July 24.
• Degrees will be posted the week of July 13.
• Diplomas should be available for pick-up or mailing by July 27, and graduates will be contacted by email when they are available.
• Summer Session I Incompletes must have a grade by 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 10, 2020.

Summer 2020 Class Ranks and Grade Distributions will be run ONLY AFTER SUMMER SESSION II, and will be available NO LATER than Friday, August 28, 2020.

Full Summer and Summer Session II

Full Summer and Summer Session II Grades Due to the Registrar’s Office by 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 21, 2020


• Session II CALI Excellence for the Future Award Notifications will be made by Friday, September 4.
• Degrees will be posted the week of August 24.
• Diplomas should be available for pick-up or mailing by September 14, and graduates will be contacted by email when they are available.
• Full Summer and Summer Session II Incompletes must have a grade by 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 21, 2020.

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