Course Grading

Your course grade will be determined by your performance on the following assignments:

Assignments Percentage
Assignments 35%
Essays 35%
Midterm (Proctored Assessment) 10%
Final (Proctored Assessment) 20%
Total 100%

Grade Scale

Your final grade will be based on the scale listed below. To pass this course, you must complete ALL assignments and achieve a minimum of 75%. Because course feedback is of utmost importance, you are also asked to complete the evaluation at the end of the course.

NOVA Online courses have a requirement for proctored assessments to maintain compliance with our accreditation standards and the Higher Education Act’s identify verification requirements for online courses. College-wide, proctored assessments prove identity so students must show overall passing levels on the proctored assessments in order to pass an online course. In this online course, the average of all proctored assessment scores must be a passing percentage (75 percent) in order for you to pass the course regardless of your scores on other graded activities. Please contact your instructor if you require any clarification on this proctored assessment policy.

Grade Criteria Percent
S - Satisfactory The student has successfully passed the course and is ready for the next level. 75-100%
R - Re-enroll The student has made progress but still needs more work at this level. 59-74%
U - Unsatisfactory The student did not successfully complete the requirements for the course due to one or more of the following reasons:
  • The majority of the work did not demonstrate sufficient mastery of the course content
  • The student missed more than four classes
  • The student did not participate regularly in graded assignments. (0-58%)
  • The student failed to withdraw before withdrawal deadline. ESL students receive a U for failure to withdraw, not an F.
W - Withdrawal The student officially withdrew from the course through Admissions and Records. N/A