Faculty General FAQs
If the Graduate Council has approved the class it can be offered for graduate credit.
All query requests must be made via our On-line Query Request Form. Please plan on a minimum of 2-business days turnaround depending on resources, time of year, and the complexity of your query request. Please be as thorough as possible when defining your criteria; requests for clarification will delay your results. All report output will be provided electronically via email in Excel format.
Students need to submit a completed “Appeal To Drop After the Deadline” form to the Registrar’s Registrar’s Office in the Administration Building room #110.
Faculty Initiated drops for nonattendance are due to our office during the first week of the semester.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law that limits the amount of information that can be released about students without their specific written permission.
All information obtained on my.BoiseState is protected by this law. More Information.
|Name of Report||Distribution Format||When?||Distribute to:|
|Major Field of Interest Report||PDF - Electronic||10th Day||Provost, Deans, Associate Deans. Chairs, Institutional Research, CC Admin Assist.|
|Advisor Report||Excel - Electronic||After 10th day||Provost, Deans, Associate Deans, Chairs, Institutional Research, CC Admin Assist.|
|No Advisor Report||Excel - Electronic||After 10th day||Provost, Deans, Associate Deans, Chairs, Institutional Research, CC Admin Assist.|
|Incomplete Grade Report||PDF - Paper||Before continuing students begin registering||Letters sent to students and departments|
|Deans List (by Department or by City, State)
||PDF & Excel - Electronic||End of semester||Provost, VP Student Affairs, Deans, Associate Deans, CC Admin Assist.|
|Class & Faculty Load Report||PDF Electronic||End of semester||Provost, Dean of Enrollment Services, Deans, Associate Deans, Chairs, Institutional Research, CC Admin Assist.|
|Grade Distribution Report (by Course, Instructor, Discipline and Career)||PDF & Excel - Electronic||End of semester||Provost, Deans, Associate Deans, Chairs, Institutional Research, CC Admin Assist.|
|PDF - Paper||End of semester;||Departments|
Faculty Grading FAQs
You must submit a grade change card to the Registrar’s Office. An I to an F grade change requires the signature of the Faculty member only. The Department Chair need not sign.
The student must complete a Academic Appeal form requesting an extension beyond the contract end date. The appeal should be accompanied by a letter supporting the extension from the instructor who assigned the original incomplete grade or the department chair.
To give a student a grade of Incomplete, you must record an ‘I’ on the grade roster and enter the contract information on the Incomplete Contract Page. The Incomplete Contract Page will automatically appear after submitting grades if you assign a student a grade of Incomplete. The student will receive an email that they have a Registrar’s To Do Item on my.BoiseState and the student will have access to the Incomplete Contract terms.
Prior to the official grading deadline at the end of each semester, grade changes can be made online via my.BoiseState. To change a grade after the official grading deadline, you must complete a paper Grade Change Card. These cards can be obtained from your department or the Registrar’s Office.
Please follow the instructions below to input your grades online through your PeopleSoft Faculty Center.
- Grades can be submitted online via my.BoiseState.
- Select ‘PeopleSoft’ from the left hand navigation.
- Select ‘My Schedule’ under Faculty Center
- Select the ‘Grade Roster’ icon next to the class that needs to be graded.
- Input grades and click ‘Save’.
- Click the ‘Submit’ button on the far right. (Helpful Hint: Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the page on the far right.)
The system does not allow you to submit a grade roster with a missing grade.
Click on the “Questions? Ask the Registrar’s Office” link at the bottom of the grade roster to send an email to the Registrar’s Office. Be sure to indicate the student’s name & id number, as well as the class, and someone from the Registrar’s Office will look into the issue and get back to you.
Assign that student the grade of F. Upon submitting the grade online, indicate on the “F Grade Page” that the student never attended class.
Click on the “Questions? Ask the Registrar’s Office” link at the bottom of the grade roster to send an email to the Registrar’s Office. Be sure to indicate the class number and the correct grading basis, and someone from the Registrar’s Office will look into the issue and get back to you. Do not submit grades with the incorrect grading basis.
If at the end of one year, no Grade Change card has been received by the Registrar’s Office, an F will automatically be posted. No action is needed on your part.
This report indicates which students have outstanding incompletes from the previous year, and is sent as a reminder to faculty. Students receive a letter of reminder at the same time. These reminders are sent one week before continuing students begin registering.
The grade due dates for each session can be found on the Faculty/Staff Academic Deadline Calendars.
Grades are available to students, on my.BoiseState, the moment you click Submit on the online grade roster.
To better serve students. The Registrar’s Office must run several processes to make grades “official”. Grades must be declared official before financial aid can be disbursed, before transcripts can be sent or degrees can be awarded.
Faculty Transfer/Advising FAQs
Yes. This can be done with an academic adjustment form.
Yes. Boise State awards credit based on the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations. Students must initiate this process by submitting a Joint Services transcript to the Veteran’s Services Office.
Evaluations are done after the 10th day of classes of the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Students are sent a letter informing them of their graduation status. Either a valid candidate for graduation, meaning they are enrolled in everything they need to graduate, or a move letter, meaning they still have outstanding requirements and will not graduate in that semester. Nothing is sent to the advisor.
Only courses that will be required for prerequisite purposes. (i.e. For a student pursuing a 2nd degree in English, ENGL 102 will be needed as a prerequisite to all upper-division English courses. ENGL 102 should be listed on the form.)
The 2nd degree check sheet is used to notify the Registrar’s Office of those courses that a student must take at Boise State to earn a 2nd degree.
Completion of this form will initiate the process of allowing some transfer courses to be used as requisites and recognized by my.BoiseState when the student registers for courses. These courses are transferred with zero credit and grades of “P” to be used as prerequisites only.
An equivalency should be done when a course taken at a different institution is considered to be the same as a course taken at Boise State. Option one of the academic adjustment form should be used for this. A substitution should be done if a transfer course does not match the course we offer at Boise State, but is close enough to fulfill the graduation requirement. A substitution is also done when using a different Boise State course to fulfill a graduation requirement (i.e. using PHIL 201 in place of GENBUS 441). Option two of the academic adjustment form should be used.
Students should apply the semester before they intend to graduate.
There is no standard 2nd degree check sheet. Each department is responsible for creating their own form. Some departments use a standard checklist others prefer to use a memo method; simply listing the courses required for the 2nd degree on letterhead. Either is acceptable.
The advisor, when meeting with a student, may complete the form. The chair of the department should then sign it.
The required signatures are indicated on the form. Please note that all signatures are required before the form will be processed.
Yes, you can waitlist a class in a future semester with a prerequisite if you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite. However, if you are enrolled from the waitlist and you do not pass the prerequisite with a satisfactory grade, the department can request to drop you from the class.
If you have not met the prerequisites for a course, you are not eligible to waitlist the course. You may contact the instructor or department to request a permission number that will allow you to waitlist the class.
Yes, however, the waitlist will not enroll you into another section of the same course. You cannot register for more than one section of the same course.
Yes, you can waitlist multiple sections of the same course. You will be allowed to waitlist up to 12 credits per semester and will be added to the first available open section. Once you are successfully moved off the waitlist into one section, you will then be removed from the waitlist for the remaining sections.
If a class is full and a waitlist is available, the class status displays as a yellow triangle. Select the class, check the box to “Waitlist if class is full,” then continue enrolling. See the my.BoiseState help documents for detailed instructions.
Click on the course section number to look at the course details. The waitlist total is listed under the Class Availability section.
If a class is full and a waitlist is available, the class status displays as a yellow triangle and the class details display the waitlist capacity. If a class is full and there is no waitlist, the class status displays as a blue box and the class details display the waitlist capacity as zero.
Classes you are currently waitlisting will display on your class schedule with a status of Waiting.
Your waitlist position displays on your class schedule.
From your student center click on the enroll link then select the drop tab. Choose the appropriate term, select the class you want to remove, and and click the finish dropping button. Verify that the class was removed by printing your class schedule.
If a lab is associated with a lecture you can request to be added to the waitlist. You will be moved off the waitlist and into the classes if seats become available in the lab and lecture.
You may waitlist 12 credits per semester.
Yes, if you are waitlisted for a class and then a hold is placed on your account, you will still be added to the class when a seat becomes available.
No, there is no guarantee that a seat will open up in the class.
Yes, if it is a class that you want to take, we encourage you to add it to the waitlist. We can also use the waitlist for future semester planning purposes.
Waitlisting is available for most undergraduate and graduate courses.
Combined section classes, graduate and undergraduate combined classes, special sessions 1 and 2 , Jump Start classes, and separate lecture/lab co-requisites do not have waitlisting available.
The waitlist process will not be able to place you in a class if a time conflict exists. The waitlist process will skip you and move to the next student on the list.
If you receive a permission number from your instructor to override a closed class, you must drop from the waitlist and register with the permission number.
If a class is full, a student can request to be placed on a waitlist to enroll in the class if a seat becomes available. When a student is added to the waitlist, they are assigned the next available position number.
Waitlisting will be turned off on the last day a student can add a class without instructor permission by session. For the regular session this is the fifth day of classes. See the Academic Calendar Deadlines by Session for all other sessions.
The waitlist process is scheduled to run five times a day. If a seat opens in a class the class will remain closed until after the waitlist process has completed. If there are no students on the waitlist, the class will reopen after the process has completed. If there are students on the waitlist, the next student on the list will be enrolled in the class and the class will remain closed.
If you are currently waitlisted for a full section of a class and then enroll in an open section of that class, you will be dropped from the waitlist of the full section. The drop happens because the registration system recognizes that you were able to get the class you needed, not necessarily the section you desired.
Yes, if you are enrolled in a class from a waitlist an email notification will be sent to your BroncoMail account.
To reserve a classroom complete the Classroom Reservation Request Form
For fall/spring changes complete the Fall/Spring Schedule Change Request Form.
For summer changes complete the Schedule Change Request Form for Extended Studies (Summer Sessions, eCampus, and Regional Sites) form.
It is if the grading basis for the particular course has been approved through the curriculum process to be offered Pass/Fail. University wide classes may be offered as Pass/Fail or graded (unless specified in the course description). However, the grading basis needs to be determined at the time of class schedule development. Once students begin registering, the grading basis cannot be changed.
Online Class Scheduling FAQs
Yes, if a General Purpose room is not the priority room for you department then the Scheduling office will take the room off the class.
No, once a class has been submitted we cannot re-number or switch sections of a class.
Session dates cannot be changed on combined classes. If a combined class requires a change to the session, please list the change in “Notes to Registrar”.
Only the primary name will show in OCS. However, if the instructor goes by a different name and wishes that name to display, have them log in their myBoiseState account to change their preferred name. The preferred name will then display on myBoiseState, the PDF copy of the schedule, and the student’s printed schedule.
To delete an instructor from a class, use the minus button on the class row. Caution: Highlighting and deleting the instructor’s name will not work. The row must be deleted for the changes to be effective.
If you change days or times on a class, the room will be dropped. Please contact Becky Clapp at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 426-3542 to make changes during Review 2.
To set up a lab, change the “component” to lab and “class type” to non-enroll. The section will default to the next alpha character. Don’t forget to indicate in “Notes to Registrar” which lecture section the lab goes with.
Yes, on the blue bar under COURSE ID is “FIND”. Enter the class or section number of the class you are looking for and press enter. It will take you to that class or section.
The “Notes to Registrar” is where combined classes information with total enrollment cap is listed, new special topics titles are placed, as well as requisites for special topics classes.
Descriptions and long notes can be typed in Word to be check for spelling, then copied and pasted into OCS. OCS does not have spell check.
In the upper right hand corner of the page is a field used to post scheduling information and deadlines.
Yes, all times will be reviewed to ensure compliance with the University’s standard meeting pattern policy.
Faculty/Staff PERC FAQs
We currently only run the contingency report for undergraduate courses. Our plan was to only run the new process for undergraduate courses. The process recognizes the grade established at the catalog or the requisite level i.e., C vs. C-.
An ‘I’ is considered conditionally satisfied and would be ignored in regards to automatically dropping a student from the course in question. The Registrar’s Office distributes a list of students with “I” grades to departments after grades are official.
Students will not be impacted by the PERC process. Permission numbers to override prerequisites will remain valid.
The PERC process will be completed approximately 1-2 weeks into summer. We still drop (and dismiss) students registered during the 1st 8-week session. Those in the 1st 3-week session are allowed to stay as they have already completed at least half of the session at that point. Students enrolled in the upcoming intersession who have not satisfied their prerequisites will also be allowed to stay in their course(s) as they will have already been at least halfway through the session before the PERC process is run.
The PERC process will ignore this student in this situation as the summer session would be conditionally satisfying the requisite. If the student drops the course during the summer session, the fall course will be dropped once the PERC process is run after the summer grades have been made official.
Yes, because the process doesn’t allow for the exclusion of specified courses/students.
No. Due to the tight schedule between terms, we don’t have the time to wait for responses. An example would be between summer end-of-term and fall start-of-term where grades are final on Friday and classes start on Monday, as well as summer classes start before spring grades are final.
The drop will happen as soon as grades are official, so no, they will not have time to take the COMPASS after grades become official. However, if the student knows he/she is failing the math class, he/she can go take the COMPASS prior to the end of the semester to meet the prerequisite. The general rule that we use for official grades is 5 working days after grades are due.
The waitlist process runs several times a day. It is not immediate. If a class has a waitlist, the system will not allow others to enroll in the course, even if there is availability. The seats are saved for the waitlisted students.
Yes. In order to be registered for a course, students need to complete prerequisites with a grade of C- or better unless otherwise specified by the department offering the course.
The PERC process will only look at things in the past (test scores, transfer equivalents, or prerequisite courses) so the students will still be correctly identified. Students will be dropped if they haven’t satisfied the prerequisite prior to running the PERC process.
The drops will occur as soon as grades are official. This is soon enough for students to add other courses and sooner than it has ever been done in the past.
The student will be notified via email after the drop.
No, but they will be notified by the Registrar’s Office immediately after we run the drop process. Currently, most departments do not notify students when they drop using the contingency report.
Yes, if these have been set up as requisites.
The system will recognize the previous attempt if the student withdraws. The system will not recognize it if the student fails on the most recent attempt. This is the appropriate action because the previous passing grade in now excluded and replaced with the F. It should no longer count.
Yes. The functionality of this report far surpasses the previous contingency report. We have tested the process thoroughly and are confident in the results.
This process will only occur once a semester, when grades are official.
The students will be dropped in batch shortly after grades are made official. One exception – students that need to be dropped out of co-requisite courses have to be handled manually – but both the batch and manual processes will occur on the same day.