Excuse an Individual Student's Assignment

BYU Learning Suite provides instructors with the option to excuse an individual student’s assignment within BYU Grades. If the assignment is excused for an individual, then that assignment is no longer considered in the calculation of their grade. For example, if there were 100 points possible for the course and you excuse the student on a 15 point assignment, then the student’s score is figured on a basis of 85 points and no points are awarded the student for the excused assignment.

If you allow students to drop a low score, the excused assignment is not considered in this scenario. The next lowest required assignment would be the score that is dropped.

Also, if you excuse a student from an assignment that is “required to pass the course” the student will still pass the course (assuming the rest of their scores are sufficient for a passing grade in your course).


Step One:

Log in to your Learning Suite course and click BYU Grades.


Step Two:

Click the drop down arrow next to the title of the desired assignment and click Open Grader.


Step Three:

Select the student whose assignment you want to excuse.


Step Four:

Check the Excuse this student box.

The text box for inputting scores will become blank and if hovered over will read “This student has been excused”.



Questions? Contact the OIT Service Desk (801.422.4000, it@byu.edu).