Took Cs50 and had the following grades on my psets 1, 0.71, 0.61, 0.11, 1, 0, 0, 1 , 1, 1. Will i still get the honor code certificate?

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    You can try again 2015, all the psets are the same except for two new ones - and from their titles they sound fun and interesting. Jan 2, 2015 at 7:14

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The 2014 syllabus states the following.

Students who earn a satisfactory grade (60% or higher) on every one of nine problem sets and on a final project will receive an honor code certificate from HarvardX as a downloadable, printable PDF.

Since the grades 0.11, 0, and 0 are all below 60%, which can also be expressed as 0.60, I'm afraid you are not eligible for a certificate.

You can still receive a certificate with minimal work, however. You can enroll in the 2015 offering of the course, re-submit most of the projects that you received a satisfactory grade on, and redo the rest.

  • Is this the same for verified certificate? I got: pset0: 1.0; pset1: 1.0; pset2: 1.0; pset3: 1.0; pset4: 1.0; pset5: 1.0; pset6: 1.0; pset7: TBD (but everything worked in the appliance); pset8: For some reason nothing worked no matter what I did; Final Project: 1.0; Can an exception be made for just one pset? Jan 2, 2015 at 7:16
  • I suggest you message David J Malan or Robert Bowden immediately to request grading. No psets will be graded after the 2nd of January. Jan 2, 2015 at 12:10
  • @DaemonOfTheWest Yes, the criteria is the same for the verified certificate. You can check the 2014 option comparison page to confirm (click on the Verified Certificate link at the bottom). Problem set 8 is optional so I think you should be fine, as long as you submitted problem set 7 before the deadline.
    – Calculemus
    Jan 2, 2015 at 18:09
  • @ChristopherClarke whelp. It's a little too late for that now. Jan 2, 2015 at 20:26
  • Drop a message to rob@cs.harvard.edu! Might just work! Jan 2, 2015 at 23:17

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