PHYS 211 :: 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.


You will be able to view your grades on all components of the course using the course gradebook. Check that your lab and quiz grades are correctly entered in the gradebook.

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


Your final grade for Physics 211 will be based upon your total score on all the components of the course. The total possible score is 1000 points.

Course Component Number of Assignments Number Dropped per Semester Maximum Points per Semester
Prelecture 26 3 50
Checkpoint 30 3 25
Lecture (i>clicker participation) 29 5 25
Homework 26 1 150
Discussion Quizzes 9 1 100
Labs 9 1 150
Hour Exams  3 0 300
Final Exam 1 0 200

Bonus Points: 15 points

You will have an opportunity to earn up to 15 bonus points via the following activities.

Bonus points will be added to all other assignment scores except exam scores when calculating your final score at the end of the semester.

Hour Exam Retakes:

You will have the opportunity to retake each of the hour exams using the computer based testing facility. If you choose to retake the exam, your grade will be calculated using the average of your original and retake scores.

Final Grade

The following table will be used to assign final grades.

Final Grade Minimum Points
A+ 950
A 920
A- 900
B+ 880
B 860
B- 835
C+ 810
C 780
C- 750
D+ 720
D 690
D- 610
F <610