(Closed) Just barely missed the next grade… should I talk to the professor?

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It can’t hurt to talk to her about it. Does your teacher have a specific policy about grades? I know I had one teacher who refused to round up no matter how close but if you can present a strong argument about why you deserve the higher grade some teachers are willing to be a little lenient. 

I would explain to her what you put on here. Describe how hard you worked etc. You could also offer to do something to earn a grade. For example, correct the the questions you missed on the test etc. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It really depends, idk about you, but at my university, the grades are already final. We had about a week to ‘argue our cases’. Did your teacher offer any extra credit? If they did, and you didnt do it, chances are slim. Also, your major makes a big difference. FH is an engineering major, and everyone practically fails anyway, they just curve it based on the scores of everyone else. In that case, the teacher has already given you what he thought you deserved. I’m a nursing major, and the college of nursing absolutely FORBIDS rounding. So if I made an 89.5, its still a B (its happened before.) Their argument is that alot of work and grading goes into even a fraction of a point, so even the gift of .5 from a teacher is a drastic advantage of other students.
I guess if at your school its NOT final (unlikely) you could always ask. The worst that could happen is they say no. In the case that grades ARE final (posted to transcript), chances are zero, because its an insane process for the teacher to get the grade changed.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@galloway111:  I would email her and explain why you are emailing her and just add that you would like the opportunity to discuss the issue with her in person if possible. As Mashiara stated   grades may be final or it may be soon. At my university grades were final once they were turned in because it was a pain to have them changed so I would definitely email her sooner rahter than later. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Well, my college has an online website where they can load assignments and grades, most schools do. Our grade was posted on that site usually a day or two after our final, which is 5 or 6 days before they actually ‘post’ to the university gradebook. That gives us the chance to argue, plead or otherwise. ‘Final’ means the teacher has submitted them to the school and that if you requested a transcript, it would be on it.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

LOL I checked for grades obsessively when I was in school too, I don’t blame you. 🙂 Good Luck I hope everything works out for you!!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hope you dont think I’m being aggressive, I’m just trying to give you the truth and not false hope 🙁 I hope it works out in your favor

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ugh I’m ALWAYS that close to the next grade up. I don’t even bother talking to the professor because it’s nursing school (tough as nails) and even though I’m close, I didn’t earn the next grade up and they can’t change what I didn’t earn. That’s my opinion though and I know plenty of people who do talk to the professor when they are that close. It’s so infuriating to be that close. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

No.  You got the grade you earned.  Sorry.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Always advocate for yourself.  It can’t hurt!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

In undergrad I did ask once and it was moved up.

In grad school an A is a 93% and I had a 92.4% but I didn’t say a word. I think it depends on the professor’s personality and the program.

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