Grading Policy

     Your grade will be determined from class participation (10%), homework and exams (60%), and a final exam (30%).  Note that since class participation determines a portion of your grade, attendance is highly recommended.  If you are auditing the course, you must attend at least 40% of the time to receive the grade AU; otherwise you will receive the grade W.  Students taking this course as MATH 6995 will be expected to do work that goes beyond what is covered in class.

If you have a valid reason for missing an exam, you will be given a makeup.  If possible, you should notify the instructor in advance of missing an exam to make arrangements to take a makeup.

On all exams it is expected that you will do your own work and not copy from others.  Failure to comply with this policy may result in losing a significant amount of credit and could result in being assigned a failing grade for the course.  On homework it is permissible to work in groups, but do not cheat yourself out of a learning experience by letting another person do all the work.

The following grading scale will be used.

88 - 100%


76 -  87%

B (at least) 

64 -  75%

C (at least)

50 -  63% 

D (at least)

Below 50%

F  (at least)