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Is it cheating to give a point?

  1. FrankiesGirl6Yr profile image79
    FrankiesGirl6Yrposted 5 years ago

    If a person has an 80/c in a class and needs an 81/B to be admited in to their degree program, should it just be given or is that cheating?

    1. Meredith Clarke profile image79
      Meredith Clarkeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think it should ever be so black and white, in other words there are usually other issues at play.  It's one point and one point can be given, or taken, for a reason.  It's not cheating in my opinion.

      1. Diane Inside profile image87
        Diane Insideposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Looks like they could do something for extra credit to earn that extra point.  That way no one could say it is cheating. As the student did earn it.

        1. FrankiesGirl6Yr profile image79
          FrankiesGirl6Yrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I don't believe the point should be an issue either. I am currently working on my BS in Science....This how long I have been waiting to get into the (ADN) RN program. College is just a business and they would rather me re-take the class for 1 point, so they could get another 1,200 out of me, then letting me continue.
          I even went through old test and found errors where I could have been legit. in earning the point, but the teach went through and re-graded my test saying, "well you may have been right that I graded number 12 and 22 wrong, but I shouldn't have given you creadit for 54 and 62....Isn't that crazy?

  2. FrankiesGirl6Yr profile image79
    FrankiesGirl6Yrposted 5 years ago

    I have about had it!! I am a single mother of two and have been going to school year round for two years!!! I'm about to through in towel over the dispute of this point!! It is already going to take me 4yrs to get a 2 yr degree do to the requirements and the 2000 students fighting for a spot...

  3. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    Who is they?

    How far up the ladder have you brought this issue?

    A Professor can be trumped by the Head of the Department, The Head of the Department by the Dean of Students.

    For $1200 you should exhaust all other possibilities.

    Is that a B required overall? or just this one class - Nursing is a degree program that I hope they stay picky in! and neither a 80 or 81 is exactly stellar.

    Thats still a 19% chance that you may kill me! ..ok, i kid, maybe.. good luck, work the chain of command.

    1. FrankiesGirl6Yr profile image79
      FrankiesGirl6Yrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So far I have only gone as far as the department head.  If you can believe it, I am disputing points she gave out for a quiz, which included an extra 5pts, had you attended every class (the only extra credit ever given). She had that I missed a class on her roster, which I proved to be untrue. Come on,! if she submitted those points at the end, I believe there should be NO questions regarding my POINT. As far as my other grades all A's and B's. I also went through the course and was certified as a CNA on top of the full class load so I could enter at this option. By no means am I a slacker!! I am one of the 3 out of 16 students that passed the class..

      If she were to change the grade, does anyone know if goes on a record or is it a long drawn out process?

  4. Meredith Clarke profile image79
    Meredith Clarkeposted 5 years ago

    I admire your persistence because you will always need it in your career.  Be prepared for many obstacles when you have your family at one side and your career at the other.  Consider this issue something of a test and tackle it head on.  If you've been doing well all along and it's really just a little thing, then push ahead of the teacher.  Show them what you've got!

  5. I am DB Cooper profile image66
    I am DB Cooperposted 5 years ago

    I know your situation. I once needed a 3.0 to get into a program and ended up with a 2.994 (actually, it showed up as a 2.99, but I was able to use some contacts to learn it was actually 2.994, and was therefore rounding down to 2.99). Eventually I convinced the head of the department my grade should be rounded up, but they made me jump through hoops to get there.

    1. FrankiesGirl6Yr profile image79
      FrankiesGirl6Yrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am truly hoping that this can be resolved through the department head. I also placed this question on Answer.com and it seems that those who have come up against a point have resolved the issue through debate, rather than having to retake the class.
      On the other site though, I received criticism, from one individual, due to the program of study being “Nursing”, but the fact is I have never failed or repeated a class, my overall GPA is higher than average, and if I thought this “point” would affect my ability in completing the program or more importantly, care for others, there is no way I would pressure the issue at hand.