Department of Computer Science and Engineering

CSE 247 / 502N

Spring 2017

Grading Policy

We recognize that students enter CSE247 with a wide variety of backgrounds. Therefore, CSE247 strives for a non-competetive learning environment. Our aim is to help you learn, not filter you out. To avoid putting you in competition with your classmates, we will not compare students in the determination of grades for CSE247. No means are used and there are no curves.

Your semester score is computed as the following weighted average:

Component Weight
Studio 18%
Labs 20%
Course Evaluation 2%
Exam I 20%
Exam II 20%
Final Exam 20%
There are two in-term exams planned and one cumulative final exam.
Labs are due by the date indicated on the course syllabus. Your lab must be your own solution.
Automatic copy-detecting programs will be run on your labs to find incidences of academic integrity violations.

Labs are due as posted on the course calendar and syllabus.

We realize that you are taking other courses, and that you may occasionally need more time to complete a lab. You are given a certain number of late-lab coupons as described in the late policy, and these are spent automatically when you demo a lab after its regular deadline and before its late deadline.

Once you are out of coupons, no other late labs will count toward your lab score.

Your lab score is the fraction of labs you have completed as compared to those assigned. Thus, your lab score will be 100% if all labs are completed as described above.

How are grades assigned?

Your letter grade in this course is based on your semester score, computed as described above. No rounding is performed on your semester score: you must have at least the stated number of points to earn the associated grade. The following table explains how the score is converted into a letter or pass/fail grade:
Score Grade
97 A+ Pass
93 A
90 A-
87 B+
83 B
80 B-
77 C+
73 C
70 C-
60 D Fail
0 F

What if I feel my work was not graded properly?

Once a grade for an assignment has been posted to blackboard, you have one week to ask for a review of that grade.
It is your responsibility to check your grades and make an appeal, if appropriate, in the alloted time period.

Appeals made beyond the one-week consideration period will not be considered. Emails or piazza posts concerning regrades past the one-week consideration period will not be answered.

Last modified 14:09:45 CST 01 December 2016 by Ron K. Cytron