CCO Grading Policy

Due dates are displayed on the Syllabus, in the course calendar, and on the assignments and discussions themselves. Work turned in by 11:59 PM (student’s local time zone) on the due date will be considered on time. Prompt submission of assignments for assessment allows the instructor to provide guidance and timely feedback.

Discussions are designed to be asynchronous conversations that are time-sensitive. Initial and follow-up postings must be submitted according to the requirements explained in each course. Initial posts will be considered on time when submitted by 11:59 PM (student’s local time zone) on the due date; earlier posts are encouraged. On-time initial posts allow for substantive conversations throughout the week.

Initial posts submitted after the due date will receive a 10% grade deduction/day from the rubric score unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor, or there are extenuating circumstances as described below. Follow-up posts made after Sunday at 11:59 PM (student’s local time) will not count toward the student’s graded contributions to that forum. Continued discussion is allowed and appreciated, however, it will not be considered for grading purposes.

Assignments submitted after the due date will receive a 10% grade deduction/day, unless prior arrangements have been made or there are extenuating circumstances, as described below. Assignment grades will be posted in the grade book within 4 days after the assignment due date.

  • Check the gradebook to review assignment feedback. If, after reading the feedback, you have questions or concerns about a grade, please contact the instructor ASAP. Do not wait until final grades have been posted to discuss missing assignments or missing grades in the gradebook.
  • Contact the instructor in advance if you will need to submit an assignment late or will miss an assignment. Timely communication is a best practice in that it allows for discussing an alternative schedule if required.
  • The instructor will review late requests and extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis and make decisions accordingly. If an emergency arises that prevents you from completing your work on time, please email the instructor as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made for you to keep up in the class.
  • The late policy may be waived at the instructor’s discretion in case of an emergency. Emergencies are defined as anything which is serious and unexpected. Emergencies cannot be written on the calendar in advance.

Examples of emergencies include:

  • car accidents
  • a serious health crisis of the student or in the student’s immediate family.

Examples of non-emergencies include:

  • family weddings
  • vacations
  • conferences or any other event which can be planned around

Excused Makeup Work – If a late submission has been requested in advance of the due date and the instructor grants an extension, no points will be deducted from the assignment grade.

Incompletes – A grade of Incomplete in a course will be given only for reasons stated in the incomplete policy in the College Catalog. Please discuss the possibility with your instructor before final grades are submitted.