Late Submission Policy
Here is our course policy on late work, as well as some of our underlying rationale.
This class moves quickly and getting even a few days behind can be hard to recover from since it can propagate into the following assignments by domino effect. Late work also makes extra work for the staff since we try to get things graded as soon as possible.
If you submit a project late without instructor permission, a 10% deduction per late day will be assessed. This may be worth your while if you have significant work to complete, but not for last minute polishing.
Just for your own planning, you will probably not be able to turn in the final assignment more than one day late, since it will be due near the semester's end and we need to get all assignments in so we can grade them in time.
The timestamp on your electronic submission determines the assignment's lateness. The absolute deadline for on-time submissions is midnight of the due date. Late days are counted in 24-hour periods, so an assignment submitted one minute past midnight until midnight of the next day is one day late, and so on. Note that no assignments will be accepted more than five days past the original due date.
If you need more time to finish a project, you can request extra accommodation via an instructor-granted extension. These are rarely granted except under extenuating circumstances. Your situation over the entire semester needs to be unexpected and different enough from other students that it will be fair to give you something beyond what everyone else gets. Remember that most students take the policy at face value and work things out one way or another: staying up late, ignoring their other classes, missing events they wanted to attend, working when sick or turning in unpolished programs when they are out of time, or taking penalty late days as a last resort.
All of these students need to be considered when giving something special out. Ask yourself how they would feel if they knew that you were given extra late days — would it seem fair to them? If so, we will work with you to make special arrangements.
This policy is not intended to be unforgiving, just fair to all students. Most students schedule as best they can and often make heroic efforts to avoid incurring late penalties.
Handing in late work
The timestamp on your electronic submission determines the assignment's lateness. The absolute deadline for on-time submissions is midnight of the due date. Late days are counted in 24-hour periods, so an assignment submitted one minute past midnight until midnight of the next day is one day late, and so on. The due date and time for each project will be found in the project description.