The Catholic University of America

Faculty and Adjunct Professors
Concluding your course

Timeline - refer to Academic Calendar

Last class session Remind students to complete the Course Evaluation
See Academic Calendar Submit Grades for graduating students via Cardinal Students
See Academic Calendar Submit Grades for continuing students via Cardinal Students


Grading must comply with the Academic Graduate Grades and Grade Report policy set by the university. If you have any questions about the grading procedures, please contact us at (202) 319-5085 or

Submitting Grades

Grades must be submitted by the last week of term. The deadline for submitting grades for graduating students is generally a day before all other students.

Summer grades are due 48 hours after the last class.

Grades are submitted through Cardinal Students, and instructions for entering grades are available in PDF here.

If you have any questions, please contact us.  

If it's been awhile since you've logged onto Cardinal Students and you need to reset your password:


Because students in our program must pass a comprehensive examination in order to earn their degree, the exam-taking experience is an important part of their graduate study. In light of this, faculty are encouraged to give in-class, essay-type exams where appropriate. 

Course Evaluations 

Towards the end of the term your students will receive an email from the Office of Financial Planning, Institutional Research and Assessment with a link to a course evaluation for your class. Feedback is important, so please encourage your students to heed that email and complete the course evaluation. If you have a technology classroom, consider stepping away for 7 minutes on the last day of your class so the students can complete the evaluation.

Students receive an email which will include links to all course evaluations for all their classes. Do remind your students to complete the evaluation for your class.

Course Evaluation Reports

Evaluations are used to evaluate the instructor's qualifications for promotion, reappointment or continuous employment as well as to adjust curriculum and course assignments. Any member of the university community - students, instructors, staff -- may access the course evaluation reports. These reports do not include student comments in response to open-ended questions (those comments are shared only with the individual instructor and the administration)

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