Grading Policy

All courses are graded on a pass/fail basis. Criteria considered are as follows:

  1. Attendance                                                                            30%
  2. Participation/Quiz’s/Tests (minimum 1/week of study)           35%
  3. Final essay/written assignment                                             35%

Instructors will evaluate each criterion and determine whether the student has achieved the course goals. The minimum percentage allowed for a student to pass is 70%. Quiz and tests are intended to show that the student is understanding and able to apply the information being taught. The written assignment/final essay is required by all students. This assignment must make up at least 20% of the total percentage the student earned towards a passing grade. The intent of the written assignment is to show that the student has gained an acceptable level of knowledge/understanding of the course and exhibits an ability to apply this knowledge.