Online Due Dates + Late Penalties

DUE DATES

Grace Online operates on a Tuesday to Monday school week. All assignments within a given week are due by 3:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the Tuesday immediately following the week. All students are required to adhere to the EST time-zone requirement unless special consent has been granted by the instructor at the beginning of the course. All initial posts within the discussion forum are due on Saturday at 3:00 AM EST (see Discussions rubric for details), but students are encouraged to post sooner. This is in order to ensure quality interaction throughout the week. As noted in the Discussion Rubric, response posts must be posted on separate days to promote interaction and earn the highest grades.

LATE PENALTIES

  • 24 Hours Late – Assignments submitted within 24 hours past the due date will have a 10% late penalty of the final assignment grade.
  • 48 Hours Late – Assignments submitted 24-48 hours past the due date will have a 20% late penalty of the final assignment grade.
  • Between Three and Seven Days Late – Assignments submitted between three and seven days late will receive a 50% late penalty of the final assignment grade.
  • More than Seven Days Late – Assignments submitted more than seven days past the due date are not accepted and will receive a zero.
  • All discussions must be completed by the due date of the Workshop each week. No credit will be given after the week has ended.
  • Last Day of the Course – Facilitators are not required to accept assignments submitted after the class ends.