Grading scale

Can I ask a prof to bring up my grade?
I’ve got a problem with my digital systems class: according to the grading scale, B is 75, and I am having 73.55.
Is it ok if I ask the professor to bridge this gap?
I cannot help but think about all tiny mistakes made at the test that worsened my grade:’(

6 Answers

  1. I am working as a college instructor. When students apply to me with similar pleas, I browse through their grades received during the quarter and, typically, I see that they have not completed some assignments or chose not to do their best to bring up grades for an assignment.
    This does not evoke sympathy from me.
    I recommend that you check all your grades for the whole term. If you could not have done better and all the assignments are fulfilled, you should ask the professor to improve your grade.
    However, given that you have less than a B, you probably missed your opportunities and relied on the final to save your grade.
    In any case, good luck.

    Iriny Iriny Answered
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  2. It doesn’t hurt to ask, but prepare for disappointment. There is a reason for you not getting a B, even if it’s making mistakes during the final test.
    To my experience, professors do not bring grades up so much.
    It seems like you should have done more for your grade.

    Geya Geya Answered
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  3. You did not achieve a B, why should the prof give it to you? Some students worked for their grades, did well at the test, and you just want to ask and receive?
    Would it be okay for you if you worked hard to get a B while someone just asked the prof to get it?
    If you decide to ask, find a better argument than “please I want a B but I made many mistakes at the exam.”

    Mr. DD Mr. DD Answered
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  4. No! Unless you have some special status, take your C and be content with that.

    CleverHe CleverHe Answered
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  5. Well, there’s nothing to loose, so do ask, but be ready to explain why the professor has to bump up your grade, given that you made mistakes during the test.

    Anen Anen Answered
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