Awarding an Incomplete grade
You have the option to award an Incomplete grade if all of the following are true:
- A student has satisfactorily completed a substantial portion—but not all—of the assigned coursework as of the end of the semester
- The student’s work is of passing quality
- The student demonstrates a hardship that would render it unjust for you to hold them to previously established time limits
If you assign an Incomplete, you have the right to set a deadline (up to one year) by which all unfinished work must be completed. When the deadline is reached, you must remove the Incomplete and assign the appropriate grade, whether or not the student has completed the work. Note that if you do not take any action, the Office of the Registrar will automatically change the student’s grade to an F one year after the end of the semester for which the Incomplete was awarded.
Be sure to give your department any necessary information on the work the student must finish. Check with your department or school for more information on this process.