Assessment of a student's academic education which appears as a quantitative or descriptive form.

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“Withdrawn” grade as a graduate student

I am in a situation that I would like some input on. I am currently a 2nd year MS student. I took a class last semester that resulted in a C+. The final project was worth 40% of the grade, and I ...
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I feel that my professor didn't notice a mistake I made on an assignment. Should I have informed the professor of my mistake?

This morning, I took my third math quiz of the semester. On the last question, I had solved the presented problem but had not written out the answer according to the directions before time was called, ...
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I got a C in a core class. Should I retake it?

I'm a 3rd year aerospace engineering undergrad with an inclination to pursue graduate studies in dynamics and control (ultimate goal of PhD). Until last semester, I had a lazy attitude towards my ...
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What are the implications of the whole class failing an exam?

I am an MSc student and in my class are 10 people. The module has been taught exceptionally poorly and as a result none of us can see ourselves passing the module. The exam is in two days time. By ...
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What does an optimal grading distribution look like?

Researchers on education must have thought about this, so I hope to find some directions here. Suppose that I am grading students on a scale from 1 to 10. If I have no prior knowledge of the ability ...
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How can I progress with researching/working with profs with a bad transcript?

I've been asking a lot of questions on here lately (my apologies to the admin for that), but I've become very worried about my future as I've had a terrible semester. I'm a second year student ...
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W in transcript [duplicate]

I am in second year of Master course in physics. In the 2nd semester, I took a course in material science dept. called Solid State Physics, but then I dropped it because I took other Solid State ...
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Misunderstood exam question with consequences for incorrect answer

I suspect a student misread an exam question worth 10 points (exam out of 120). Aside from this one student, the rest all understood the question and the average grade was 8.2/10 for this question. ...
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Can an unsuccessful grade appeal hurt an academic career?

Background: After an academic dismissal from an undergraduate program, I have been working towards improving my GPA (as well as my own academic habits) at a community college, in hopes that after ...
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Course of action after failing a (non-maths) course in hopes of entering grad school for maths?

I'm currently a second year student in a general science program with a specialization in mathematics (it's kind of like a double major, almost). I'm hoping to go to grad school for combinatorial ...
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How to offset poor undergraduate performance in core classes?

I recently did not do so well in a couple undergraduate core classes, what are my options to make up for this on a grad school application?
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How does a graduate admissions committee consider junior/senior grades that are not yet available?

When transcripts are submitted as part of your graduate admission's package, how can the graduate admissions staff consider your junior/senior grades, when your applying to the program a year in ...
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Audit or B in class when applying to grad school (mathematics)

Does a B in a class look worse for graduate school admissions than an audit, given I'm not expected to have the class in the first place? More specifically, I'm studying abroad and taking five math ...
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Do graduate admissions simply see the 'letter grades' for a course, or can they see the numeric grade and/or exam scores, too?

Not a long question, but I'm curious if grad school admissions (I'm more concerned with master's programs instead of PhD programs, right now) take into account only the letter scores of courses taken ...
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Is there a normalizer for undergrad grades in institutions across the world? [duplicate]

I could swear I once saw somewhere in under duke.edu a pdf that lists undergrad institutions across the world with a way to interpret their grades qualitatively. I can't find it anymore. Is there any ...
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How can I challenge a grade based on false accusation of submitting non-original work? [duplicate]

I need some advice on what I can do, and how much hope is left on this case- A couple of months back, I finished my Media GCSE and got a C. It's alright, I guess, but I hoped for a little higher. It ...
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What does in-major classes mean?

I am starting to fill out my resume and I looked up a few "recommendations" on what to do. When it got to the GPA, it mentioned that you can list your cumulative, in-major, in-minor, or even last ...
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Can a poorly done second degree ruin one's academic record?

Currently I have a BSc degree in Computer Science, and in the future I plan to get a Master degree in Computer Science. In my opinion, my BSc grades are good enough to help me be accepted at good ...
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Does Title IX require U.S. universities to have grade expungement policies?

Under U.S. law, Title IX sets requirements on how universities must deal with sex discrimination, including making reasonable accommodations for victims of assault or harassment. One possible ...
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How often do people have to drop graduate level courses [closed]

Most of this may be venting a little. The main question is in the last paragraph. I'm currently in my second semester of graduate school and I've been struggling in my current course. A lot. I've ...
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Advisor moving to Industry for a year, How should I reapply for PhD elsewhere?

I am in my second year of PhD. A lot of the past 1.5 years was coursework and little research. I have been working with my current advisor for the past 5 months and have a publication in the pipeline. ...
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What can a professor do about an exam that was too long for the allotted time, after the students have completed it?

I just finished a midterm exam. It was very easy but I was only able to finish about 3/4 of it. And I rushed through some parts in the final moments. Talking with other students, there's a consensus ...
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Taking a course on Pass / No Pass Basis for Grad School

For a PhD application: assuming a student has a good technical GPA (whatever that means from your point of view) and took some challenging technical classes and some grad courses; what would you think ...
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How can I ask a lecturer not to disclose (my) grades publicly?

In my university, some, but not all, professors upload online the grades of every student and their names next to them a few days before making them final at the end of the semester. This is done to ...
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Do graduate schools care more about my grades in math courses or my general GPA?

I'm currently a junior in mathematics at UIUC. I have been doing pretty well in my math courses (2 courses in real analysis, 1 linear and 1 abstract algebra, 1 topology) so far, and I'm having mostly ...
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How to deal with extra points in exams? [closed]

If a midterm exam was from 100 points with 5 points bonus(extra points). Then should the total grade be out of 100 or 105? How to deal with cases of students getting above 100? Should their points be ...
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Weight of undergraduate grades when applying for a Ph.D

I am an undergraduate student in Computer Engineering and I would like to do a Ph.D. at a well reputed university. I am facing a problem because I took some borderline pass grades in a few courses (3 ...
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How do I know what schools are within my reach for graduate school in math?

When applying for undergraduate schools it was relatively easy to look up average ACT/SAT scores and GPAs of admittance to know if I would be a competitive applicant. As of right now I want to pursue ...
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How will a 'fail' in a course affect chances at graduate school admission? [duplicate]

I'm a second year computer science student in Australia. I hope to apply to one of the top 10 US universities for MS or PhD program. I have received high distinction (highest grade possible here) for ...
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Should I hold the same writing standards for international students as I do for domestic students?

I teach courses in physics, astronomy and planetary science. Often, but certainly not always, international students (and even some domestic students, for whom English is not their primary language), ...
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Tell supervisor I am unhappy with grading even though grades won't change [closed]

I have been working in a group project of six people at university. I think I made an substantial effort, and would consider me among the two best performers in the group (please accept this as a fact ...
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What is a “provisional transcript, stating your provisional grades”?

I am set to do a masters degree in the UK starting in mid September this year. It is exactly one year long. I intend to do another masters after it which begins in October next year. The structure of ...
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Applying for a PhD with good undergrad grades and poor masters grades [duplicate]

This post is similar to the ones here and here. My case is as follows: I come from a computer science background and I've good undergrad grades i.e. 4.75 on a 5 scale. I did my Masters next, by ...
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I'm admitted to a PhD program in mathematics, but only achieved a pass (no distinction) in masters. Will this affect my reputation in the PhD program?

I'm a maths student who did his BSc at a top 10 university in England and got solid first. After this, I decided to go to Cambridge to do Part III of the Mathematical tripos (a Masters). This was a ...
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Grades rescaling after mistake by the professor [closed]

I managed to proove that the exam is 20 percent beyond the lectures and the programme, the approach is now that to pass the exam the students need 40/80 which I consider as unfair because there is no ...
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PhD defense in germany: how do they decide for the final grade?

I am a PhD student in Germany (physics) and I will have my PhD defense in some months. I am not German. My thesis is mainly based on 2 PRL's and a paper not yet published (submitted to PRB). The ...
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Is there any point in handing back exams ordered by grade?

Back in France I had a few teachers handing back exams in order from the highest grade to the lowest grade, and I recall there was some tense suspense, especially for for the people at the bottom of ...
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Mistakenly passing a student

I miscalculated the mark of one of my students and mistakenly notified him that he passed the class. However, I noticed my mistake after some hours and fixed it, thereby resulting in him failing the ...
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How to keep track of attendance and student-submitted excuses for absences?

I will be teaching an introductory class, in which attendance is important, with approximately 60 students in 3 sections. I'd like to have a system that: Enables me to quickly mark whether a ...
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Grad school GPA and Phd [duplicate]

How much can your grad school GPA affect your chances of getting into a Phd Program? Some of my teachers suggested that your motivation to be a researcher is what matters the most, but i am still ...
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How important is the masters GPA for PhD admission? [duplicate]

I am studying MS in Mechanical Engineering in a university in the US. I have an ambition to go to one of the top thirty US grad schools for my PhD. The school I am enrolled for my MS ranks in between ...
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I am interested in graduate studies, but I was dismissed from my undergraduate program for poor grades. Where do I go from here?

I've had a tumultuous undergraduate experience, to say the least. After being suspended freshman year, being re-admitted in the Spring of 2014, and a rough 2014-2015 academic year, I've been dismissed ...
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PhD course grade impact on postdoc and fellowship applications?

This past spring was the second semester of my PhD program. A professor of a core course refused to grade my final assignment because it was late after deadline had been extended. The professor had ...
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Grades and Predoctoral NIH Grants

I am applying for an F31 Diversity Grant for Predoctoral studies to support my 3-5 year of PhD studies. There is no mention of needing to submit transcript of grade with the application. Is this true? ...
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How to explain low grades in a phd interview [closed]

I am a recent Masters graduate in nanotechnology and I have applied for a reputed phd position. I will have an interview very shortly. Unfortunately my Masters grades are very bad and I believe that ...
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Connotations regarding F grade

How is the grade F viewed in US academic system, is it abhorred or people see that grade as any other grade. If a student gets an A retaking that particular course, the previous F grade he got would ...
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Low GPA, any chance of grad school for math? [duplicate]

I have a cummulative 3.5 GPA from a top 20 school but a 3.1 GPA in my math classes. In particular I got a BC in linear algebra and a C in abstract algebra. My goal was always to go to graduate school ...
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Why are cumulative tests typically weighted so high (U.S.)?

Is there an academic justification behind most U.S. classes weighting exams at very high percentages of the overall grade in a course? So if a student does exceedingly well throughout the course in ...
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When repeating a course, why are the grades averaged for GPA?

When repeating a course, why are the grades averaged for GPA? For example, a student takes course X and receives a C (2.0) and then retakes the course and receives an A (4.0), my university (and I ...
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Is it ethical to limit marks based upon past performance?

A professor has a habit of starting oral examinations by asking for or looking up grade averages and grades from other subjects and then taking them heavily into account when evaluating the student in ...