Success in CSE131 depends critically on keeping up with the assignments.
At the same time, we don't want you to be stressed out over deadlines.
With this in mind, the the following late policy has been established.
Please read it carefully so that you understand your options. Exceptions
to this policy will be granted only in the case of a documented
extended illness or a
documented family emergency.
consult the course calendar for quiz dates, exam dates, and lab assignment due dates.
Studio atttendance is mandatory, but you may experience situations that prevent
attendance. You must correspond with the instructor to get an excused absence from studio, if you wish to receive credit, and that studio must be performed with the
TAs during their office hours. You are allowed one unexcused studio absence in the semester. Any unexcused absences beyond that will drop your studio score for the course
Quizzes must be taken in recitation on the day they are given. We
drop your lowest quiz score when computing the averages of your quizzes.
Start assignments right away,
so you have time to complete them and submit them by the due date. If you wait until the last minute and get stuck, you may have trouble getting help. Also, by finishing labs on time, you will be ready to start each new lab
as soon as it is assigned.
The deadline for any assignment may be extended at the discretion of
the instructor. The CEC labs may be unavailable for brief
periods due to unforseen circumstances.
Such outages are to be expected
and will not normally result in an extension.
Late coupons: Each student is issued three virtual late coupons
for use during this semester. A coupon can be used to extend the time
of one lab by exactly one week. No penalty will be assessed for the late
lab, but the virtual coupon will be consumed. Using a late coupon is the
only mechanism for submitting a lab late, and at most one coupon can be
spent on any lab.
Occasionally, you may demo a lab to the TAs, and an
error will slip through (i.e., it won't be caught during
If a successfully demonstrated lab later fails the
automatic tests, you may correct the lab to enable it
to pass the tests without using a late coupon. This policy
does not, however, allow the demonstration of a lab
with known problems. Demo work that you fully believe to
be correct. The TAs will check it during the demonstration.
Most lab assignments require that you give a demonstration
of your working lab to a TA. This must be done during a lab section.
Normally, you will do this demo during your lab section, but
sometimes you may have a scheduling problem and need to demo
during a different lab section.
In any case, you should complete your demo by the end of lab sessions on the
day your lab is due,
or a late coupon must be used.
If you are doing a demo in a lab section, you must sign up for your demo
at the beginning of the lab section (within the
first 15 minutes).
This is necessary to avoid everyone clamoring
to do demos in the last 5 minutes.