Incomplete Grade Policy
Incomplete grades should be issued only for extenuating circumstances. All incompletes must meet three criteria: 1) the student must have completed at least 75% of the course work, 2) there must be an unusual problem that kept the student from completing the work, and 3) the student may not be a graduating senior.
Valid reasons for issuing a grade of incomplete may include: long term health problems or hospitalization, as verified in writing by the student's attending physician; family or personal emergency as approved by the Chair for your major; or extreme circumstances that are beyond the planning and control of the student.
Invalid reasons include: the student did not make good use of his/her time and needs more time to complete the coursework, the student had a heavy work schedule that prevented completion of the coursework, or the student did not contact the instructor.
A student may petition the instructor for a grade of incomplete if they meet the above criteria. All incompletes must be requested before the end of the course, with enough time left for the student to actually complete the coursework if the instructor rejects the request. If the student waits until the end of the course to make the petition, he/she runs the risk of the instructor rejecting the request and it will then be too late for the student to finish the work. The instructor will then be forced to issue an "F" (or whatever grade the student has earned at that point).
The student is responsible for completing the Incomplete Request Form, securing necessary signatures and documentation, and then submitting it to the instructor. The maximum allowable time in which to finish an incomplete is by the end of the sixth week after the course's original end date. The day after the designated due date, the Registrar's Office will issue a grade of "F" if he grade has not been submitted.