Grading Instructions

WebAdvisor authentication has been unified and synchronized with the University's network and email username and password scheme. You will no longer be required to use a separate username and password for the WebAdvisor system.

1. To access WebAdvisor go to and click on Web Advisor (located under the date, toward the top right-hand corner of the page.)

2. Click on the "Log In" button, located in the middle of the page, to access information pertaining to you.

3. Type in your Philadelphia University network/e-mail username and password, which has now been unified with WebAdvisor.

4. Click on the "Faculty" link, and then the "Grading" link.

5. After you click on the "Grading" link, and select the appropriate term, you will see listed all of the sections for which you are an instructor. NOTE: In the case of sections with shared instructors, the grades should be submitted by the primary instructor for the section. If various instructors are responsible for individual students within the same section, each instructor should grade the students for whom he/she is responsible.

6. Once you open a section roster to grade, you will see an area noted "Mid-Term Grades." (At the end of the term, you will similarly be directed to "Final Grades.")

7. Click on the first student on the list, and enter the appropriate grade. Move to the second student and enter the grade, and proceed through the list to the last student.

8. Click on "Submit" button at the bottom of the screen. This process may take a few seconds to complete, so please wait until the system has completed its cycle.

9. When finished, move to your next section roster, and repeat the grade entry.

10. You may want to print a copy of each page for your records.

NOTE: If problems are still encountered while following these steps, please contact the Technology Help Desk for assistance, with the EXACT error message that appears on your screen, to place a work order for one our WebAdvisor technicians.

NOTE: To allow time for system maintenance, WebAdvisor is unavailable 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily.


Grading Steps:

1. Once you have opened a section to grade, select "Final Grades” from the drop down menu.

2. Go to the first student on the list, and enter the appropriate grade. Move to the second, do the same, and precede through the list to the last student.

Valid grades are (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, F, I, CR, and NC).

Graduate level classes do not use the grades of D+ or D. "WF" and "W" grades should NOT be used by faculty.

If the student has formally dropped the class, he or she will not appear on your list. "I" grade should only be used if the student has missed some of the work because of illness or other emergencies beyond the student's control, the student can complete the missing requirements within the prescribed time limit, the student can earn a "D" or better for the course, the student has requested an incomplete grade, and an Agreement for the Completion of Work Outstanding; form has been completed which is located on the Outlook Public Folders under Faculty.

Please note that "I" grades will automatically be converted to Failures if the grade is not otherwise changed by Friday, September 19, 2008.

3. When you have entered the grades for a section, click on "Submit". After "Submit" users are now forwarded to a confirmation screen which displays the grades that were entered. Please select "Print Friendly" to print a copy for your records.

Further Grade Entry Instructions are available through Web Advisor at: Time-out feature. If you don't finish a section within a period of time, the system will take you out of the Web Advisor grading system. Once you start a section, if you are called away from your computer, you should "Submit" what you have finished and return to grade the remaining students in that section later. If you have a particularly large section, you may wish to "Submit" partway through, then continue with the balance of the section.

If you have any problems, Please contact the Office of the University Registrar at 215-951-2900, or stop by their offices on the 1st floor of Archer Hall. Monday through Friday 9 - 4:30pm.


For more info or to schedule a visit, call 215-951-2700 or email