Department of
Computer Science and Engineering

CSE 131 / 501N

Fall 2017

Late Policy

Success in CSE131 depends critically on keeping up with the assignments. At the same time, we don't want you to be stressed out over deadlines. With this in mind, the the following late policy has been established. Please read it carefully so that you understand your options. Exceptions to this policy will be granted only in the case of a documented extended illness or a documented family emergency.

Always consult the course calendar for quiz dates, exam dates, and lab assignment due dates.


Studio atttendance is mandatory, but you may experience situations that prevent attendance. You must correspond with the instructor to get an excused absence from studio, if you wish to receive credit, and that studio must be performed with the TAs during their office hours. You are allowed one unexcused studio absence in the semester. Any unexcused absences beyond that will drop your studio score for the course to zero.


Quizzes must be submitted by the stated due date and time. We drop your lowest quiz score when computing the averages of your quizzes.

Lab Assignments

Start assignments right away, so you have time to complete them and submit them by the due date. If you wait until the last minute and get stuck, you may have trouble getting help. Also, by finishing labs on time, you will be ready to start each new lab as soon as it is assigned.

Late coupons: Each student is issued three virtual late coupons for use during this semester. A coupon can be used to extend the time of one lab by exactly one week. No penalty will be assessed for the late lab, but the virtual coupon will be consumed. Using a late coupon is the only mechanism for submitting a lab late, and at most one coupon can be spent on any lab.