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Graduate Incompletes

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties

Students

Policy Language

Students may not do additional coursework or finish assignments after the last day of classes.

Policy Rationale

To account for extenuating circumstances, to provide an opportunity for students to receive credit for coursework completed in spite of an interruption in course progress, and to ensure that students understand the expectation set forth by the University when students are unable to complete coursework by the last day of the class.

Definition of Glossary Terms

None specified

Procedural Information

Procedures

Students who are unable to complete coursework by the last day of class due to unavoidable circumstances may appeal to their professor for a temporary course grade of I (Incomplete). The Dean of the school or college must also approve the grade. Approval of the reason given rests with the Registrar’s Office. The professor will establish a new deadline for completing the coursework, based on the circumstances. A maximum of four months may be allowed. If the coursework is not submitted by the new deadline, the student will receive the grade designated by the instructor at the time the Incomplete was granted.

Students who are unable to complete coursework by the last day of class due to significant illness or injury may appeal to their professor for a temporary course grade of I (Incomplete). Appeals must be supported by medical documentation signed by a physician, then approved by the professor and the Dean. Medical extensions may be renewed, if the condition warrants, up to a maximum of one year from the beginning of the semester. Supporting documentation must accompany all requests for renewals. If the coursework is not submitted by the new deadline, the student will receive the grade designated by the instructor at the time the Medical Incomplete was granted.

Incomplete request forms will only be accepted during the last three weeks of classes.

An online student enrolled in Intensives must appeal to his/her professor for a temporary course grade of Incomplete (I). The professor will establish a new deadline for completing the coursework, based on the circumstances. A maximum of four (4) additional months may be allowed from the end date of the course. If the coursework is not submitted by the new deadline, the student will receive a grade of zero for the incomplete assignments and a final grade will be submitted.

Sanctions

None specified

Exceptions

None