An incomplete grade (I) is assigned only at the discretion of the instructor. It is used to indicate that a student has made satisfactory progress in the majority of the work in a course, but for unavoidable absences or other conditions beyond the control of the student, has not been able to complete the course. Students assigned an incomplete grade are not entitled to complete the remaining coursework within the classroom/lab or to any additional instruction, nor may they participate in the class/lab during a future semester without re-registering, paying tuition and retaking the course.
An Incomplete Grade Contract Form between the student and the faculty member, stipulating the assignment(s) required to finish the course and the time frame for submission, is required and should be filed with the department when an incomplete grade is assigned. Coursework must be completed by the date specified in the contract, not to exceed one year.
Upon completion of the required coursework, the faculty member must submit a Change of Grade Form. If coursework is not completed by the contract deadline and the faculty member does not submit a Change of Grade Form at that time, the incomplete will become a permanent grade. The student has until the last day of class of the first full semester following the end of the contract to resolve any grading discrepancies.