Gradescope Guidelines and Cover Page Examples

  • Print exams on white paper.  If color paper is unavoidable, please limit to light colors.
  • Use color paper if students need extra pages to show their work. Exams with extra pages need to be separated and will be scanned together in a separate batch and added to Gradescope.  Scratch pages should contain dark print at the top. A scratch page example is available.
  • Every Gradescope exam needs a cover page that is easily identifiable and contains student’s name and PUID.  Cover page examples are available. Short quizzes of three pages or less do not need a cover page. Names and PUIDs must appear near the top of the first page.
  • All exam pages should include the student name and PUID and students should write their name with well-spaced characters above the line.  They should also use their complete name e.g., “Samuel” instead of “Sam”.
  • Joint Scantron and Gradescope exams must be stapled separately with a cover page on the Gradescope exam.  
  • Exams may be single or double-sided.  If the exam is double-sided, there must be print on both sides of every page.
  • Staple exam pages in the upper left hand corner as close to the corner as possible.  Exams should remain stapled.
  • An exam template must be set up in Gradescope and the roster updated prior to dropping exams off at IDP.
  • Add IDP Staff to your roster with the role of “TA”.  First Name “IDP” and Last Name “Staff” and Email “”
  • Submit IDP Gradescope worksheet with student exams. Late exams or Exams taken at the DRC may also be scanned and added to Gradescope.
  • IDP will contact customer upon completion.
  • Please pick up processed exams after completion. Exam(s) not processed will be labeled.

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