Change of Grades

There are two methods by which an instructor can initiate a change of grade on a student’s record: the online e-Grade Change system in Athena or through a paper change of grade form.

Effective December 22, 2015, instructors may initiate an online change of grade via the e-Grade Change system in Athena for a student in any section from the past three semesters for which they were listed as an instructor of record. Once an e-Grade Change has been initiated, the course Department Head or designated Approver will be electronically notified of the pending change and asked to approve or deny the request. Approved requests will result in the grade being updated in Athena.

For semesters beyond the previous three in which a grade change needs to be processed, instructors must use a paper change of grade form. Completed paper forms must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar for processing. If a department requires change of grade forms, please email Adam Lawrence at Requests for paper change of grade forms must come from a valid UGA email address. Departmental staff members can also pick up forms in person at the Office of the Registrar. A staff photo ID must be presented by a UGA staff member in order to pick up any change of grade forms. Students will not be provided any change of grade forms.

The e-Grade Change application can be accessed in Athena by selecting the “Grade Change (Prior Term)” option.

Please see the Grade Change FAQs for further instructions.

Please contact the Office of the Registrar ( or 706-542-4040) for any change of grade questions.