4. Term Tests and Midterm Grades

a.    All quizzes and tests during the term, as well as final examinations, are conducted under the honor system (see Section VI.B.4 below).

b.    Tests or examinations based on a significant section of the course should be indicated on the syllabus or announced adequately in advance.

c.    Unless special provision is made by the Office of the Registrar, quizzes and tests during a term should be held during a class period regularly assigned to the course, and must end promptly.

d.    If a student is absent from a test because of illness or equally compelling cause, the absence is not counted against his or her record. The instructor in charge of the course determines whether the test is to be waived or a makeup test given. If an absence is not of the above kind, the student’s record is determined by the instructor in charge of the course.

e.    In 100 and 200 level (underclass) courses, midterm grades are reported to the Office of the Registrar by a specified date shortly after the middle of each term. Departments may determine whether and how individual students shall be notified of their grades in each course.

f.     There is no provision for formal reporting of midterm grades in 300 and 400 level (upper-class) courses. While the term is in progress, instructors are urged to report to the Office of the Dean of the College the names of any students whose standing is marginal.