Policies & Procedures

Grading Policies

Incomplete Grades

The grade of Incomplete (I) used on the final grade reports indicates that the work is satisfactory as of the end of the semester but has not been completed. The grade of Incomplete may be given only when the completed portion of a student's work in the course is of passing quality. Instructors may award the grade of Incomplete upon a showing of such hardship to a student as would render it unjust to hold the student to the time limits previously fixed for the completion of his/her work. Note that grades of Incomplete (I) or Withdrawal (W) may not be recorded for a course when a student has taken the final exam, or completed the final paper or project for the course.

The time allowed for the removal of an Incomplete grade is one calendar year from the date of its recording. The dean of the student’s college or school may authorize adjustment of this period in exceptional circumstances. By assigning an Incomplete, an instructor implicitly authorizes and requires that the registrar automatically change an Incomplete to a Fail (F) at the end of the appropriate time period, if the student fails to complete the course work to the instructor’s satisfaction. Both the student and the instructor in whose course the student received the Incomplete will be notified of this change of grade.

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