Mariner Training - Grading Policy

Tests & Examination

Examinations will be scheduled throughout the program at the end of each course.  Instructors may  average quizzes or other grades with the examination to determine each grade. The grades that are turned in to the office may be reviewed by the student upon request.

Final Grade

The final course grade will be based on the average of all course grades. Each course grade will be weighted based on the number of hours in each course.  To qualify for graduation, the  final average must be 70%. or higher.

Student Progress

All student records will be kept on file for the viewing by the student and authorized parties.

A standard system of weighted percentages is used for recording student progress.  To remain in good standing, a student must maintain an average of 70% or better.  If the grades on record at any time period appear to place a student in academic jeopardy, a progress report will be issued and a student/administration conference will be held.  The student will be given a period of time during which he/she must pass course work that will bring the average up to satisfactory.

If grades are not brought up to passing, the student may be terminated for unsatisfactory progress.  Re-entry will be at the discretion of the School’s administration.


Successfully passing the exams in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) & National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) standards will qualify the graduate for the following:

1.  -  STCW VI/1 Basic Training

     - STCW VI/6 Maritime Security Awareness

     - FCC Marine Radio Operators Permit

     - NASBLA Safe Boating Certification

2.  Sea Time for all boat handling components of the program.  Sea Time will be accredited as deck department sea service associated with bridge watch keeping duties under the supervision of the Master or qualified officer.