Policy on Grades of Incomplete ("I")

Under limited circumstances, a student may request a grade of Incomplete (“I”) from a course instructor in the final two weeks of the semester. A request for an Incomplete grade by the student can only be considered by the instructor when all of the following conditions are met: 

  • the student initiates the request for an Incomplete grade by the last day of the semester;
  • the student must be passing the course at the time of the request;
  • attendance in the course by the student has been satisfactory;
  • a health condition, family or personal emergency, or other unavoidable documented emergency legitimately prevents the student from completing the required course work by the last day of the semester;
  • the required work can reasonably be completed by the end of the sixth week of the following semester (whether or not the student is enrolled in that semester); and 
  • the Incomplete is not based on the student’s failure to complete work during the semester or used as a means to complete additional work in order to raise the grade in the course.

In all other circumstances, the appropriate grade earned by the student must be assigned by the instructor.

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.
  • The last day to change an Incomplete awarded for fall 2018 is March 1, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. EDT.  

Complete policy information can be found on page 23 in the Academic Policies section of the 2018-2019 Policy Handbook for Students