MSN Grading Policies

Student Academic Progress

Completing work in a timely manner and learning to meet deadlines is an important part of a collegiate education. Late submissions of assignments will have a grade penalty. Assignments will be considered late if they are not posted by 11:59 P.M. PST on the day that the assignment is due. Late work will be assessed a 10% penalty for each day it is late. If work is late for over 5 (five) days, the assignment will receive a zero. If special circumstances arise, please discuss these circumstances with the instructor, who will communicate with the program director regarding the late work.

Technological issues are not considered valid grounds for late assignment submission. If you have difficulty uploading your assignment or think your assignment might not have uploaded, please email your instructor about your difficulty and send the instructor a copy of your assignment via email before the assignment deadline. The assignment would then not be considered late. The instructor should acknowledge receipt of the paper within 24 hours and if your assignment is also in Edverum. If the assignment is not in Edverum, the Assistant Director for Online Learning will then assist you with uploading your paper. If you do not follow this procedure, your paper will then be considered late and graded accordingly

No coursework will be accepted after the end of the course unless an incomplete has been granted.

Incomplete Policy

If a student is passing the course before Week Six and has a compelling reason, such as illness or the death of a relative, and the student cannot complete the course by the end date, the student may apply to the instructor to take an incomplete for the course. The incomplete will need to be approved by the instructor and program director by the first day of Week Six. The instructor and student will complete an Incomplete Agreement that states what work will need to be completed and sets a date for submission of the work. The incomplete work will need to be submitted by the date in the Incomplete Agreement but in no case will be submitted more than 10 days after the end of the course.

A decrease of one letter grade will be assessed for the course when a student elects to take an incomplete. The student must be passing the course at the time the incomplete is granted. Discussion boards will not be included in the work to be completed for the course.