How do I know if I received an unsatisfactory mid-term grade?
Begin checking your mid-term grades on February 7 in MySAIL
by following these directions:
- Place your mouse over "Academics" and select "My Courses and Grades" from the menu that pops up
- From the "My Courses and Grades" page select "Grades" and the current term "Winter Semester 2014" at the top of the page
I have an MSE … now what?
There are many campus resources dedicated to helping you get back on track. Don’t delay – take action now!
- Visit your professor during their office hours (found on the course syllabus) to discuss:
- Class performance in the course and current course grade
- Strategies you can use to perform better in the course
- Strategies for preparing for upcoming tests/assignments
- Questions about course content and progress on upcoming assignments
- If you are a first-year or undecided student, schedule an appointment with your FYAC adviser by calling (248) 370-3227. If you are an upperclassman, contact the advising unit for your major. In the appointment, you’ll discuss:
- Class performance and understanding of course content
- Tips for having successful conversations with your instructors about your performance
- Free university resources such as tutoring and writing assistance
- How a withdrawal or poor grade in a course may affect your grade-point average, academic progress, financial aid/scholarship renewal criteria and ability to continue at OU
- Visit The Tutoring Center (103 North Foundation Hall) to utilize several academic resources, including:
- Free tutoring for 100- and 200- level courses – View the online schedule.
- Study aids and cards to learn about strategies such as note taking, study tips etc.
- Receive free assistance from The Writing Center (212 Kresge Library) if you are experiencing trouble in your writing courses. Additional services include:
- Writer’s Resources – View the proper ways to write and cite your papers, tips on building long term memory and writing a proposal.
- Attend workshops that will help you gain skills to achieve your academic goals. Click here for a list of workshops.
I am thinking about withdrawing from a course. What do I do?
Before withdrawing from a course, it is highly recommended that you consult with the following campus resources:
- Academic Advising Office: An academic adviser will discuss how a withdrawal will affect your academic progress.
- First-year and undecided students should contact the First Year Advising Center (121 North Foundation Hall)
- Upperclassmen with a declared major should contact the advising unit of their major (various locations)
- Student Financial Services (120 North Foundation Hall): A financial aid adviser will discuss how a withdrawal will affect your financial aid status and/or scholarship renewal criteria. You can also review the SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) policy to learn about eligibility requirements.
You may withdraw from a winter 2014 course on MySAIL
, in person at Registrar Services
, by fax, or by certified mail until March 17, 2014. When you withdraw from a course, you are still responsible for the tuition for the course and will receive a “W” on your transcript.