PHYS 598 GR3 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Course Grading

Course grading will proceed in compliance with University policy as given in Article 3, Part 1 of the Student Code.

Any discrepancies found in your student gradebook should be brought to the attention of your section instructor immediately.


Your final grade for Physics 598 will be based upon your total score on all the components of the course. The total possible score is 1000 points.

Everyone starts with 0 credit points (CPs). You gain CPs by doing homework, doing the midterm and final exams and by participating in class or in piazza (asking or answering questions). There will be 12-14 homework sets and in total they will be worth ~70% of your grade. There will be no midterm and one final exam, worth ~20% of your grade. You can earn up to 10% of your final grade by doing a good job during your presentation, and by asking and answering questions in class.

Note: homework sheets will become available on online on Tuesdays before class. The completed homework is due one week later on Tuesdays at 11:59pm CST. Unless a valid, verifiable excuse is given, homework sets which are submitted late will not be accepted. Period.

Course Component Number of Assignments Number Dropped per Semester Maximum Points per Semester
Homework 12-14 0 700
Midterm exam 0 0 0
Final exam 1 0 200
Presentation/Part. 1 0 100

Final Grade

We use the following cutoff table to calculate final scores.

Final Grade Minimum Points
A+ 970
A 930
A- 890
B+ 850
B 810
B- 770
C+ 730
C 690
C- 650
D+ 600
D 550
D- 500
F <500