If a student cannot complete course requirements by the end of the term due to extenuating circumstances as verified by the faculty member, the instructor may, at his or her discretion, assign a grade of I provided this occurs after the withdrawal date. The withdrawal date is set at approximately 70% of the length of the term. If the extenuating circumstances occur prior to the withdrawal date, the student should withdraw from the course. The grade of I is calculated as an F in Standards of Academic Progress. Once the final grade is submitted, the Standards of Academic Progress are recalculated. A grade of I could impact eligibility for financial aid.
By assigning a grade of I, the professor indicates that the student has the potential to earn a passing grade by satisfactorily completing the unfinished course work within a reasonable amount of time as agreed to by both student and instructor but no later than by the end of the next term. If the student fails to meet the objectives by the conclusion of the following term, the I converts to an F grade.
Students who have applied for graduation in a given term must complete all required course work before graduation is posted to the academic record. An incomplete grade in a course needed for graduation would prohibit the posting of graduation.