Anonymous Grading Number (AGN) FAQs

What is one’s Anonymous Grading Number (AGN)?

All examinations are graded on an anonymous basis. To provide proper conditions for the evaluation of examinations, the School of Law has adopted an anonymous grading policy governed by the following guidelines:

  • Before the official final exam period, each student is assigned a randomly generated anonymous grading number which he or she places on each examination. One’s Final Exam AGN will be the same number for each course for the official final exam period.
  • New numbers are assigned each semester and must be obtained from StudentLink or the Law Registrar before each examination period.

Upon completion of grading examinations, the instructor submits a grade for each numbered examination to the Law Registrar.

  • The instructor thereafter may raise or lower a student’s final examination grade to include grades on papers, projects, and other examinations, and to reflect class participation and/or class attendance, provided the instructor has notified students in writing of this policy at the beginning of the semester. These adjustments can only be made after the instructor has established and recorded a grade for each numbered examination and delivered such grades to the Law Registrar.
  • The Law Registrar may generate anonymous grading numbers for midterm examinations or other separately graded projects or assignments as necessary for a particular course. These numbers will not be the same numbers used for the official final exam period. These may also be obtained through StudentLink or from the Law Registrar. One’s Midterm AGN will be the same for each courses for that particular semester.

Where can a student get his or her AGN?

A student’s AGN can be found by accessing StudentLink or the Law Registrar to access his or her AGN before examinations begin.

Watch: How to Obtain Your Anonymous Grading Number (AGN) 

What are the steps to find one’s AGN?

  1. Login to StudentLink using one’s CaneLink login information. Students can also find StudentLink on the top left of the CourseLink page.
  2. Select “View Your Anonymous Grading Number” from the center panel.
  3. Click on the applicable term, and students will be able to view Midterm and Final Exam AGN numbers. One’s final exam AGN will be different from the midterm exam AGN.

When does a student need his or her AGN?

  • Before Official Final Exam Period: Students are to use their Midterm AGN on the completion of all anonymously graded assignments and exams that are administered during the semester, before the official final exam period begins (this includes anonymously graded papers and exams for all short courses).
  • During Official Final Exam Period: Students need their Final Exam AGN before taking final examinations. Students will use this number on all final examinations administered during the official final exam period (whether by Exam4, BlueBook or Scantron forms).

What if a student forgets his or her AGN?

  • If a student forgets his or her AGN, he or she may not use his or her name, C-number, Social Security number, or any other identifying information on examinations.