Grades in most courses are based on a single final examination. However, the course instructor may elect to base grades, in whole or in part, on alternative materials.
Except with the express consent of the instructor, all examinations and other graded materials shall be the sole work product of the student, prepared without the aid or collaboration of any other person.
Examinations are administered and graded anonymously. The individual instructor has discretion whether and to what extent he or she will take into account student class participation and attendance in arriving at a final grade. In the exercise of that discretion, the instructor can increase or decrease the student's grade by one-half of a grade point.
No credit is awarded for a failing grade (“F”). A student who receives an “F” grade in a required course, but is otherwise eligible to continue in the Program, must repeat that course the next time it is offered and take the examination in that course. Re-examination of previously computed course counts as a D. A student who receives an “F” grade in an elective course, but is otherwise eligible to continue in the Program, does not need to repeat the course. However, he or she cannot count that course in fulfilling the graduation requirements.
For purposes of determining the student’s cumulative grade point average, the “F” grade is considered a zero and the cumulative average is based on the total number of courses completed. Links to further information about the Program’s exam policies are below.