These are the official posting guidelines ("Site Guidelines") for www.ratemyprofessors.com ("Site", "we", "us" or "our") and is a part of,
Professor ratings should only be posted by users who have taken a class from the professor or who are currently taking a class with the professor. For each course a professor teaches, users are limited to posting one (1) comment.
Campus ratings should only be posted by students who have attended or are currently attending the specific college or university being rated.
Please review the following guidelines before posting a rating and/or comment on the Site:
- Be honest and objective in your assessment of a professor, college, or university;
- Limit your comments to a professor's professional abilities;
- Proof your comments before submitting. Poor spelling will not cause your rating to be removed. However, poor spelling may result in your rating being discredited by those who read it;
- Refer to the "rating categories" to help you better elaborate your comments;
- Remember that negative comments that still offer constructive criticism are useful. Comments that bash a professor on a personal level are not; and
- Submit helpful comments that mention a professor's ability to teach and/or communicate effectively, course load, type of course work and course topics.
- DO NOT:
- Use "definitive" language, (e.g., "always","never","etc.");
- Include any piece of information that may identify you or other students;
- Include any piece of identifiable information for a professor that would allow someone to contact the professor outside of his/her school. This also includes remarks about the professor's family and/or personal life;
- State your opinion as fact;
- Post a rating if you have not taken a class with the professor;
- Post a rating if you have not enrolled and attended a class at the specific college or university;
- Input false course or section codes;
- Rate a professor more than once for the same class;
- Reference existing comments or comments that have been deleted by our moderators;
- Rate yourself or other professors, if you are a professor;
- Speak on behalf of other people; or
- Post hyperlinks and/or URLs;
- Leave your Name, Initials, Pseudo Name, or any sort of identifying mark when posting.