2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Incomplete Grades

An incomplete grade (“I”) is a conditional grade only granted if all of the following circumstances are met:

  1. Extenuating circumstances occurred (e.g., serious illness, pregnancy, personal injury, death in immediate family, etc.) that hindered class work, and occurred after the fourth week of a semester.
  2. The student must have a passing grade at the time of petitioning for the incomplete grade. It is not a substitute for a failing grade. Therefore, an incomplete grade cannot be granted if a student is failing a class and wants additional time to submit make-up work in order to improve a grade.
  3. The student must be able to complete the remaining work on an individual basis with the instructor. Re-enrollment or attendance in all or part of the same course during a subsequent semester cannot be required as part of the contract. The general length of time to fulfill the requirements of an incomplete contract is one additional semester.
  4. Instructor approval is mandatory. Incomplete (‘I’) contracts are granted at the instructor’s discretion.
  5. Students must take the contract to the Cashier’s Office, pay the $5.00 incomplete grade fee, and return the incomplete grade contract to the instructor. If the incomplete work has not been finished by the end of the semester after the ‘I’ was given, the ‘I’ will be changed by the Registrar’s Office to a letter grade. This will be the grade the student earned in the course prior to the signing of the Incomplete Grade Contract. Class attendance in a subsequent semester or re-registering is not permitted to make up the incomplete.