Incomplete Policy

Students unable to finish coursework because of circumstances beyond their control may petition instructors to grant an Incomplete at the end of a semester. “Petition for an Incomplete” forms are available in the Office of Advising, Records and Registration Services.

Incomplete grades may be given to students who have not been able to complete the required coursework because of extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control such as documented illness, hospitalization, death in family, etc. The instructor may choose to issue the Incomplete grade, or the student may request the Incomplete, as long as there is a valid reason.

Assignment of an incomplete grade presumes that the student will be able to complete the coursework in the timeframe established and that the instructor will be able to review the completed work in that timeframe. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor to complete coursework by the established deadline.

For the purposes of Academic Standing calculation, Incomplete grades are averaged into a student’s semester GPA with a grade point value of 0.00 and can affect a student’s academic standing until resolved. An Incomplete grade not resolved by the deadline will revert to the earned grade as noted on the Incomplete Petition.