AMSC/CMSC 460 Grading Policies, Fall 2016
The maximum total score possible for the course is 300 points.
The point cutoffs for course grades will be no higher (and might be
a bit lower) than those set forth in the following table:
270 points (90%) for a grade of A-
Pluses and minuses might be awarded to those whose point total is close
to a cutoff. Qualitative factors such as your class participation might
also be taken into account when determining your course grade.
240 points (80%) for a grade of B-
210 points (70%) for a grade of C-
180 points (60%) for a grade of D-
The course grade of I will be awarded only if all the following
conditions are met:
- You have completed all but a small portion of the required work.
- You have an average grade of C or better on the work completed.
- You have a valid reason for not completing the course on time.
- You agree to make up the material within a short period of time.
- You request the incomplete no later than the day after the final exam.
Academic Integrity Policies
The University has a nationally recognized
Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the
Student Honor Council.
It is expected that all students will abide by this code during
all assignments, quizzes, and examinations in this course.
A summary of the code can be found on
The Student Honor Council proposed and the University Senate approved
an Honor Pledge.
Each student will be asked to handwrite and sign the
University of Maryland Honor Pledge on each examination.
This Pledge reads:
I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any
unauthorized assistance on this examination.
Visit the Student Honor Council webpage about the
University of Maryland Honor Pledge.