### Approximate course grades

If you go on elc, you should now be able to see a new grade item, which is your “appoximate final grade,” calculated based on the first 2 exams and the homework which has been graded so far. This score is given on a 4 point scale:

3.5 and up = A 2.5 to 3.5 = B 1.5 to 2.5 = C 0.5 to 1.5 = D

If your approximate class grade is at least a 3.5, you do not need to take the final exam. Note that a grade of 3.7 and higher is an A while between 3.5 and 3.7 is an A- (and similarly for the other grade ranges).

### Final information

The final exam is a cumulative test, and your best way to prepare will be to review the previous exams, study sheets and homeworks. You will have 3 hours for the exam, but I will try to design the test to be completable within 2 hours.

### Choosing not to take the final

If you have an approximate class grade of at least 3.5, you can choose not to take the final. Some useful points:

• if your grade is lower than a 3.5, you must take the final exam!
• if your grade is at least a 3.5, you can choose not to take the exam at any time. you can even go to the exam and not hand it in!