Grading/Cheating Policy, & Final Grade
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Spring 2020 Grading Policy (Temporary Grading Policy Change)
April 2, 2020
As students transition to emergency remote learning and meet the challenges
and disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Middlesex County College would like to reduce their anxiety while supporting academic
success. Students will have the option to convert traditional letter grades to "Pass" or "No Credit" after final grades are submitted.
No final grades of "F" will be awarded in the Spring 2020 semester.
Students who failed a class will be assigned a grade of "No Credit" and the course will have no impact on the calculation of the
students' grade point average (GPA).
Students will have 30 days after final grades are posted to opt to change their final course grades
to "Pass" for grades of a "C" or higher. The "Pass" grade will have no impact on the calculation of students' grade point average (GPA).
Students may opt for "No Credit" instead of a grade of "D." By choosing the "No Credit" option, students will not receive credit from the course,
and the course will have no impact on the students' grade point average (GPA).
The process for students to file for a "Pass" or "No Credit" grade will be communicated later in
the semester. Advisors will assist students in understanding the consequences of opting for the "Pass" and "No Credit" grades in relation to
the completion of their program of study, transfer, and meeting pre-requisites for other courses or programs (such as competitive admission
health programs). This policy does not apply to the Spring 2020 Semester first 7-week term that ended in March.
Additional information and FAQs will be available for students on the Registration website. We did
not want to delay getting this message out as we finalize the procedural details.
Linda B. Scherr, Ph.D., Vice President, Academic Affairs
The burden of proof of both long and short term mastery of skills or
concepts lies with the students. Mastery is demonstrated by significant achievement on
tests, exams, and homeworks and quizzes.
Students having disabilities who choose to disclose the disability must
obtain official college recognition of the disability in order for the teacher to make any
If a test, assignment, or exam is not completed at the instructor-scheduled
time, the grade of NG with the equivalent of ZERO (on a 0 to 5 scale) is assigned.
THERE ARE NO MAKE-UP TESTS, QUIZZES, ASSIGNMENTS. THERE IS NO EXTRA CREDIT.
If the instructor believes a student has cheated, copied, permitted
another student to copy work, or participated in any unauthorized collaboration, the
grade of CH with the equivalent value of TWO ZERO GRADES will be assigned & the scale
below is modified to include one additional grade. Grades other than the final exam
are sometimes curved by the instructor.
The MAT090 grade will be the same grade as the credit course grade. |
This is not the traditional 4.0 grading scheme used at most colleges.
With this grading scheme, a student earns credit for failing a test
so the highest grade is not a 4.0 for an A but a 5.0 for an A. The mathematical and
general definitions of each grade are listed below.
This page permits a student to determine "WHAT YOU NEED" in order to
end the semester with a desired grade. EACH STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE FINAL
EXAM, even if a negative "needed" points is determined below.