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Incomplete Grade Policy by School

Undergraduate School of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Leadership Studies

I and Y* mean that coursework has not been completed by the end of the term. The I, which provisionally counts as a failing grade, is given when the reasons for incomplete work are deemed unjustified. The work is to be made up by the date the instructor specifies but no later than 45 calendar days from the last day of the term in which the I was given. If the work is not made up during the grace period the I will be converted to an F. The Y, which does not count as a failing grade, is given when the reasons for incomplete work are deemed justifiable by the instructor, or at the end of the first term of a course that continues into a succeeding term.  There is no deadline for completion of the work unless the instructor so specifies. In the case of an I, once the make-up grade is received, it appears to the right of the incomplete grade on the permanent record. In all cases, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements for and progress toward the completion of an incomplete course.

Graduate School of Business 

I and Y mean that course work has not been completed by the end of the term. The I, which counts as a failing grade in the grade point average, is given when the reasons for incomplete work are deemed unjustifiable by the instructor. The work is to be made up by the date the instructor specifies, but no later than the midterm point of the next regular term. If the work is not made up during the grace period, the I will be converted to F unless the instructor has submitted to the registrar a written request for delay until a specified date, which has been approved by the director. The Y, which does not count as a failing grade, is given when the reasons for incomplete work are deemed justifiable by the instructor. There is no deadline for completion of the work unless the instructor so specifies. In the case of an I or Y, once the make-up grade is received, it appears to the right of the incomplete grade on the student’s permanent record. In any case, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements for and progress toward the completion of an incomplete course.

School of Law

I and Y grades mean that coursework has not been completed by the end of the term. The I grade provisionally counts as a failing grade. It is given when the reasons for the incomplete involve student culpability, but the instructor and associate dean determine that an F is not warranted. The work is to be made up by the student's graduation date or at such earlier time as specified by the instructor and associate dean. If the work is not made up during this grace period, the I will be converted to an F. The Y grade, which does not count as a failing grade, is given when the instructor and associate dean determine that the reasons for the incomplete do not warrant an I grade. In the case of an I or Y, once the make-up grade is received, it appears to the right of the incomplete grade on the permanent record. In any case, it is the student's responsibility to complete the coursework for a course in which an I or Y has been assigned.

School of Professional and Continuing Studies

I and Y mean that coursework has not been completed by the end of the term. The I, which provisionally counts as a failing grade, is given when the reasons for incomplete work are deemed unjustifiable by the instructor. The work is to be made up by the date the instructor specifies, but no later than 45 calendar days (grace period) from the last day of the term in which the I was given. If the work is not made up during the grace period, the I will be converted to F, and cannot be changed. The Y, which does not affect the grade point average, is given when the reasons for incomplete work are deemed justifiable (passing, but for medical or personal reasons the student is not able to complete the work) by the instructor, or at the end of the first term of a course that continues into a succeeding term. Y grades must be rectified by making up the incomplete work by the end of the succeeding term, unless special arrangements have been made with the instructor, or the instructor will assign an F. In the case of either an I or Y, once the make-up grade is received, it appears to the right of the make-up grade on the permanent record. In all cases, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements for and progress toward the completion of an incomplete course.

*The change to the Y grade policy for the School of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Leadership Studies--removing the permanence of the 'Y' grade--was approved by University Faculty Senate on February 17, 2017.