Policy on Grades of Incomplete ("I")

Under limited circumstances, students may request a grade of Incomplete (“I”) from course instructors in the final two weeks of the semester. To be considered for an Incomplete, students must be passing the course at the time of the request and have satisfactory attendance. The decision to grant the request rests entirely with the instructor of the course. 

If an Incomplete is granted, it is strongly recommended that the necessary coursework be completed and submitted to the instructor as soon as possible after the completion of the semester; however it must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. of the last day of the sixth week of classes of the immediately following semester, whether or not the student is enrolled in that semester. 

A grade of Incomplete that is not resolved by 5:00 p.m. of the last day of the sixth week of classes automatically changes to a grade of Incomplete Failure (“IF”). The “IF” is averaged into all grade point averages as an “F” – Failure. Effective with the start of the fall 2012 semester, students have one calendar year to change a grade of “IF,” after which time it becomes permanent and cannot be changed.

Please note:

  • Grades of “I” are not calculated into the GPA. 
  • A grade of “I” is not a passing grade. A student will not receive credit for the class until a passing grade is submitted.
  • The course cannot be used as a prerequisite for another course until a passing grade is submitted. 
  • A grade of “I” is not available for ensemble courses.
  • Having an Incomplete grade for any course as of the third week of the next semester will prevent a student from being included on that term’s dean's list.
  • One or more grades of Incomplete can significantly add to a student's workload the next semester.
  • Last day to change an Incomplete awarded for fall 2016 is March 3, 2017. 

Complete policy information can be found on page 21 in the Academic Policies section of the 2016-2017 Policy Handbook for Students.