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Grade of Incomplete

A grade of incomplete (“I”) is assigned to signify temporary deferment of a regular final letter grade. It is used sparingly in compelling situations when a student is not able to complete work in the course by the end of the semester due to extenuating circumstances beyond the ability of the student to predict and control. Assignment of an incomplete grade presumes both that the student will be able to complete the coursework in the time frame established below and that the instructor will be able to review the completed work in that time frame.

Incompletes must be completed within these deadlines, or earlier if so established by the course instructor, or the grade will automatically revert to an “IF.” If an extension to the deadline is requested, the student should file the ‘Exception to Academic Policy’ form and procure the approval of the instructor and the instructor’s Department Head.

February 1 – Deadline for completion of work in order to replace incomplete grades awarded in the previous Fall semester.

March 15 – Deadline for completion of work in order to replace incomplete grades awarded in the previous Wintersession.

October 15 – Deadline for completion of work in order to replace incomplete grades awarded in the previous Spring semester or Summer. Make-up work received from a student in the summer must be evaluated by the faculty within (10) days after Fall semester begins.

It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor to complete the coursework by the established deadline. The replacement grade must then be recorded with the Registrar within ten (10) days from the applicable deadline for student completion of work established above.

Incomplete grades are averaged into a student’s semester GPA with a grade point value of 0.00. Incompletes can affect a student’s academic standing. If the student’s GPA falls below the required minimum as a result, or the student does not successfully complete 12 semester credits (as the 'I' is factored in as an 'F'), that student will be put on academic probation (or dismissed) as appropriate. However, when reviewing a student’s record the Academic Standing Committee will take note that this incomplete grade status may be temporary.