FN, FNN, and F Grading
In compliance with University Faculty Council Policy (FN Non-Attendance, March 1999), faculty members are required to differentiate students who fail a class because they quit attending from those who failed the class on merit.
FN – The grade FN should be given to those students who attended your course, and their lack of attendance is the basis for a failing grade. If you enter a grade of FN, a last date of attendance must also be entered into the Last Date Attend field. Give your best date for when the student either last attended or participated in the course. This may be the last quiz or assignment that was turned in or, if you take attendance, a more exact date. The system will not let you enter a date in this field that is not within the term begin and term end dates. The grade of FN will be treated on the transcript in the same way we handle the grade of F. The student will not see the FN. Should you award an FN grade, please record the date you provided on the roster in your own records, such as your grade book. Use of the grade will provide documentation required by the auditors to comply with federal financial aid regulations.
FNN – If the student never attended the class, enter a grade of FNN. It is not necessary to enter a Last Date of Attendance with the FNN grade. The grade of FNN will be treated on the transcript in the same way we handle the grade of F. The student will not see the FNN.
F – You should, of course, still award an F to any student whom you have determined has “earned” it, whether as a result of poor academic performance or spotty attendance.