Grades - ME 325
Prepared by Professor J. M. Cimbala, Penn State University
Latest revision, 05 January 2012
Grades for this course are posted on Angel.
The grades for this course are available on Penn State's ANGEL website at
Grades are updated approximately weekly during the semester.
Who grades what?
If you have a question or dispute about your grade on a lab precalculation or lab report, talk to the TA first.
If the issue cannot be resolved with the TA, then talk to Professor Cimbala.
- Lab Precalculations are graded by the TA
- Lab Reports are graded by the TA
- Final Project Proposals are graded by Professor Cimbala
- Final Project Reports are graded by Professor Cimbala
See the file grading_scale.pdf for the grading scale and more details about the grading scheme.
The grades for late precalculations and late lab reports will be reduced according to the following rules:
- 10% off if turned in late, but before 4:00 on the due date.
- 25% off if turned in after 4:00 on the due date, but by 4:00 the next school day after the due date.
- 50% off if turned in after 4:00 the next school day, but within one week of the due date.
- No credit if turned in after one week from the due date.
Exceptions are always possible.
If you are sick and have a written doctor's excuse, for example, we will be lenient on this policy.
Also, students can be granted extensions and make-ups for situations involving recognized Penn State activities (sports, conferences, job interviews, etc.),
and for personal reasons (death in the family, etc.).
In such cases, students must inform the instructor and TA as soon as possible, and arrange for the extension or make-up session.
Finally, in the event of equipment failure beyond the control of the students or instructors, students will be allowed to make up a lab without penalty.