Animation Mentor Support Center

Grading Policies and Guidelines

How does Grading Work?

Each week your mentor will give you a rating from 1-5; 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest.

Each week's ratings will be stand alone. This will give you a guide to where you are with each assignment

At the end of the term, your mentor will rate you as Pass/Fail. This is to show if you have mastered the skills needed in the class. The Pass/Fail is not based on an average of the ratings during the term.

For more information on deadlines and submitting after the deadline, please read: 

When are Assignments Due?

How is My Assignment Rated?

Your mentor is grading you on what it takes to succeed as a professional in the industry as well as what it takes to move on in our program. Each assignment is given a rating based on your animation, ability to follow instructions and other relevant criteria. 



No work submitted


Guidelines not met: work is not sufficient for assignment


Guidelines not met: work does not demonstrate critical concepts or parts of the assignment are missing


Guidelines partially met: work is not satisfactory, or parts of the assignment are missing


Guidelines met: work is satisfactory, but room for improvement


Good student-level work


Great student-level work


Excellent student-level work


Outstanding student-level work, or professional entry-level work



I received a 2.5 (or lower) mark a couple of times this term, does that mean I'll definitely fail?

No, it does not. The weekly ratings are an indicator to give you a sense of where your current work is at. At the end of the term, your mentor will determine if you are ready to move on to the next class. 

I did my best and got all my work in on time but received a 2.5 (or lower) mark, what should I do?

Please reach out to student services for extra help. Your mentor is very approachable and we suggest that you ask him/her directly any questions you have about your work.

I received all 3's in a previous class and passed, but does receive all 3's guarantee I'll pass future classes as well?

 No, it doesn't. A "3" means that you’ve met the minimum requirements for the week, but there’s still room for improvement. At the end of the term, your mentor will evaluate if you’ve demonstrated an understanding of the skills necessary to be successful in the next course. Again the weekly ratings are just an indicator to help you get a sense of where you’re at. 

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