Grading Policy

     Grades will be based on homework (35%), class participation (5%), and exams (60%).  While the final exam is not comprehensive, you still must be familiar with the concepts introduced throughout the course to perform adequately.  Homework that is turned in late may be assessed a 10% penalty.  If you are unable to turn in an assignment on time, notify the instructor in advance if possible.  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.
     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%

A

76 – 87%

B (at least) 

64 – 75%

C (at least)

50 – 63% 

D (at least)

Below 50%

F  (at least)