I was wondering for the final project, are we held to the same
expectations as those taking the CS50 class?
yes. the thing is though that we don't submit the code. we only submit a 2-minute video and I'm afraid it may not get reviewed. this is a main difference between the free edX version and the paid Harvard version. that is, they get more support.
this problem can't be easily solved as there are thousands of students that take the course every year and it's nearly impossible to assign automatically review/grade certain things.
we rely on the online community for such things. try the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/cs50!
I was wondering who I can email in terms of teaching assistants to get
some pointers on an idea I have for the final project (and for them to
tell me if it is too much or not enough). Unfortunately, I can't show
up to office hours
again, the community does a good job in such things. although I'm not sure you'd get an answer to that as again there is a big number of students take the course and it's difficult to assign some one/group of teachers to answer their question specially that the course is totally free, but you can try emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the course's heads.
What average grade do I need to achieve on the 8 problem sets and the
final project in order for me to pass the class and be able to
"Verify" it for completion? Is there a minimum passing grade on each
or as long as the average is above a certain score?
per the syllabus http://cdn.cs50.net/2015/x/references/syllabus/syllabus.html#certificates
Students who earn a satisfactory grade (60% or higher) on every one of
nine problem sets and on a final project will be eligible to receive a
certificate from HarvardX as a downloadable, printable PDF.
Also for final project, do I go through the same proposal submission
process? The edx website doesnt really refer to this. Instead, I only
see the link on the cs50.harvard website