Grading Policy

     Your grade will be determined from class participation (5%), homework (25%), and exams (70%).  While the final exam is not comprehensive, you still must be familiar with the concepts introduced throughout the course to perform adequately.  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 Math 5851 will be expected to do more work than those taking Math 3751.

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. Homework turned in late is subject to a slight reduction in credit (up to 20%) with the amount of reduction dependent on the degree of lateness. Generally, if your work on a homework assignment is substantially below perfect, you will be given a chance to redo the assignment for slightly less than full credit.

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)