Does anyone else's school do this??

  1. 0 The lovely college I attend doesn't give out final grades for the semester until the first week in January. The final exam was yesterday. Completely stinks!
  2. Visit  Mom2ballerinas profile page

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    Joined May '11; Posts: 10.

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  3. Visit  OrganizedChaos profile page
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    Well I guess it depends when the semester officially ends & when grades are due. You don't have much time to wait, good luck!
  4. Visit  Mom2ballerinas profile page
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    The semester has ended already. The rational is they don't want to ruin anyone's holiday. They know the grades already!
  5. Visit  RunBabyRN profile page
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    That sucks!
    I know official grades don't post until Jan 3 at my school, but our instructors post all of our scores for everything online, so you can do the math yourself and figure it out.
  6. Visit  pixiestudent2 profile page
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    That's stupid. So students can worry their entire break? Makes no sense to me.
    anie10, Caribbean Character, and CURRYA like this.
  7. Visit  RunnerRN2015 profile page
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    Can't you figure out your own grade? My school provides a grading sheet for each course. We plug in our scores for tests, case studies, etc and then calculate everything based on the criteria they provide (i.e. test 1 is 0.25, test 2 is 0.20, case study is 0.05, etc etc). I always know my grade down to the percentage point (even though they only post a letter grade, no +/-).
  8. Visit  Everline profile page
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    I always know my grade before it is posted because we do computerized tests that give scores and rationales immediately. It's still nice to see them posted, though. Sorry you have to wait.
  9. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
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    You should be able to add up your scores and roughly figure out your grade. That stinks you have to wait so long
  10. Visit  Mom2ballerinas profile page
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    There are four exams and then the final. I have all the grades for the four exams. But not the final. So I did figure out my average but can't do it completely without the final. And they do not factor in papers, concept maps, etc. It is just the four exams and then the final. And it sucks because the final is worth 40% and the other exams are worth 15%.
  11. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Why the heck doesn't your college require grades to be submitted by a certain date? Weird.
  12. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    At the university where my husband teaches, they used to send the grades out scheduled to arrive the day they got home or the next day at the latest. Then... A girl's dad opened her grades before she got home, was furious that she had ONE "B" with the rest "A" grades and he beat her so badly that she missed the next semester. Then... A married student who had a scholarship, got her grades, which her abusive husband opened, and he beat her almost to death because she received a "C" in one course.

    It was after those two events, that the school decided to delay mailing the grades out until January and now students have the option of having their grades sent to their school address.

    If you're really in that much of a rush to know your grades (if you haven't already calculated them for yourself) how about calling or emailing your professor? Students call my husband every semester to ask, and while he may grumble good naturedly sometimes to me, he gives tem to the students.
  13. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from sharpeimom
    At the university where my husband teaches, they used to send the grades out scheduled to arrive the day they got home or the next day at the latest. Then... A girl's dad opened her grades before she got home, was furious that she had ONE "B" with the rest "A" grades and he beat her so badly that she missed the next semester. Then... A married student who had a scholarship, got her grades, which her abusive husband opened, and he beat her almost to death because she received a "C" in one course. It was after those two events, that the school decided to delay mailing the grades out until January and now students have the option of having their grades sent to their school address. If you're really in that much of a rush to know your grades (if you haven't already calculated them for yourself) how about calling or emailing your professor? Students call my husband every semester to ask, and while he may grumble good naturedly sometimes to me, he gives tem to the students.
    It's 2013. I didn't even know universities still mailed out grades. Ours are entered online and have been since I first went to college 10 years ago!
  14. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    It's hard for someone who grew up in the electronic age and has always had easy access to computers, cellphones, tablets, etc. to comprehend that there are many people today for whom in home internet service or even owning a cellphone is a financial impossibility. Public libraries and college libraries aren't open 24 hours day nor are computer centers.


    Food and childcare expenses must come first. Hence grades are sent both ways.
    Last edit by sharpeimom on Dec 21, '13


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