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How to check your midterm grades

Starting in the Fall 2022 semester, undergraduate students will have access to a new tool that helps you understand how you’re doing in your courses and gives you guidance on the second half of your semester. In keeping with a new policy adopted by the Faculty Senate, you will receive a midterm grade, accessable in UNCGenie, for each of your classes that are the standard 15 weeks in length. Your instructors will post these grades by September 23rd, 2022.  

Don’t delay: log in on September 24th and check your midterm grades. Once you review them, talk to your instructors about what your grades mean and what you can do to earn the final grade you want. Do not make any decisions about dropping a class before you talk to your instructor and your advisor.


Login to UNCGenie with your Student ID and Pin.


Once you’ve logged in, select the Student Tab.


You will see a selection option for Midterm Grades.

Understanding midterm grades

Midterm grades are not included in your GPA calculations, nor are they recorded on your transcript. They are, essentially, an early signal from your instructor to you about how you’re doing at the end of the sixth week of classes. Because courses can vary a lot in the rhythm of assignments and how those assignments are weighted, your midterm grades will likely mean different things for each of your courses.  

For instance, if you have a course in which you’ve already completed a lot of graded assignments, your midterm grade there can be a numerical check on how many of the available points you’ve earned. You may have other courses, however, in which much of the graded work is due after the midterm. In those cases, your instructor may choose to enter a midterm grade that is a projection of how you will likely do based on your attendance, engagement, participation or other factors if you continue along your current path.

Because the midterm grade is a snapshot of how you’re doing at one point in the course, it can let you know that you’re on the right track or that you need to do something differently. A good midterm grade (A, B) is a strong signal that you are currently doing well and should keep up the good work. A low midterm grade (C- or below) is a signal that you should make significant changes so you can finish the term with the highest possible final grade that keeps you on track in earning your degree. The best way to do this is to talk to your instructor, both about what the midterm grade means in the context of each of your courses, and about what you can do to earn the final grade you want.

More details regarding midterm grades

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Contact your advisor with questions

Please consult your academic advisor or an advisor in the Students First Office before you make changes to your schedule based on your midterm grades. Your academic advisor can help you understand what course of action is best for you. If you have general questions about midterm grades, don’t hesitate to reach out to