Incomplete Coursework

Incomplete Coursework

Incomplete coursework and a grade of "I"
 
For various reasons, students may find themselves unable to complete their coursework by the end of the quarter and may need to make arrangements with the instructor to take a grade of "I", Incomplete, in that class. If the instructor agrees to grant a grade of "I" to reflect that the course work is incomplete, the instructor will indicate what work remains to be completed, the deadline to complete the outstanding work, and what the grade will be if the student fails to complete that work by the deadline. Instructors are not required to grant a grade of "I" and will adhere to program specific policies about granting a grade of “I”.
 
A grade of "I" cannot be carried from one academic year into the next academic year. If no specific deadline for the course work to be completed is set by course instructor the default deadline for completion of the work is the start of the autumn quarter of the next academic year.  The course instructor is expected to evaluate the work as quickly as feasible upon receipt of the completed work. After the work has been completed and when a quality grade is submitted with the Office of the Registrar before the start of the autumn quarter of the next academic year, no intervening “I” will be recorded. If the work is completed after the start of the autumn quarter of the next academic year, a grade of “R” will be recorded. 
 
The Incompletes policy conforms to other divisional and university requirements.
 

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