Berklee Online Late Assignment Policy
 GRADING POLICY
Please make sure you read the About Grading page that is part of the Getting Started Pages of this course. Pay particular attention to the section entitled ‘Completing the Course’ which includes this part:
In order to receive academic credit or a satisfactory completion for the course, you must finish ALL work by the end of the course and complete the Final Course Survey, which appears in the final lesson.
 LATE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT POLICY
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE FOLLOWING RULES. NO MATTER WHAT THE EXCUSE IS, EVERYONE IS TREATED THE SAME. THE FOLLOWING VERY FAIR AND GENEROUS RULES APPLY TO ALL.
- All Berklee courses operate in the U.S.'s Eastern Time Zone
- all classroom times are stated as U.S. Eastern Time (or ET)
- assignment deadlines are U.S. Eastern Time (ET) NOT your local time
- each assignment is due BEFORE midnight ET each Sunday
- there are 12 graded homework assignments in the course
- again, each assignment is due BEFORE midnight ET each Sunday
TURNING IN ASSIGNMENTS LATE
- you do NOT need to notify me in advance if you are going to turn in an assignment less than 1 week late
- if more than 1 week late, send me a PM to let me know when you will submit it
- late assignments receive limited feedback
- YOU MAY NOT TURN IN MORE THAN 2 ASSIGNMENTS THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE
- NO ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE LAST DAY OF THE COURSE
- late assignments are penalized as follows:
- up to 1 week late = B is the highest grade possible
- > 1 week to < 2 weeks late = B- is the highest grade possible
- > 2 weeks to < 3 weeks late = C+ is the highest grade possible
- > 3 weeks to < 4 weeks late = C is the highest grade possible
- > 4 weeks to < 5 weeks late = C- is the highest grade possible
- > 5 weeks to < 6 weeks late = D is the highest grade possible
- > 6 weeks late will receive an F as the highest grade possible
WORKING TOGETHER AS A COHESIVE CLASSROOM
An integral part of this course is that we are all traveling down the same path at the same time, making for a cohesive class environment. If you are handing in work assignments late, you are missing a big part of the online collaborative experience and impacting the experience of your classmates.
As noted on the grading policy page ‘About Grading’ in the Getting Started Pages section of the course -- Class Participation counts for 25% of your overall grade. The primary factor in the class participation portion of your grade is completing all the discussion/exercise items that appear in most of the lessons and submitting them on time. If you complete all of those and submit them on time you will receive the full 25% for class participation. However, you can get some ‘extra credit’ to compensate for any late submissions of discussion/exercise items by posting/replying to a topic thread in the CLASS FORUM or by participating in the WEEKLY CLASS CHATS (by asking questions during the live chat or submitting questions in advance if you can’t attend live).
Please feel free to drop me a personal message whenever you have a question about anything personal regarding your assignments.