Midterm grades are assigned in undergraduate courses at the end of the eighth week of each semester. The purpose of midterm grades is advisory; the grades are not part of a student's official academic record or transcript. At midterm, an instructor may assign to undergraduates evaluative letter grades (A, B, C, D, or F) or grades to indicate satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U). (S and U may not be assigned as final course grades in undergraduate courses). Students may view their midterm grades on the Student Information System. Students who have any low or unreported midterm grades should discuss their progress with their instructors and with their advisors.