If you reach the end of a class and you are having trouble completing your final assignment, you may want to speak with your instructor about the possibility of receiving a temporary grade of Incomplete (IN).
An Incomplete can be used to extend your final work in a class for up to one additional semester. Incomplete grades cannot be given for Integrative Master’s Projects.
Incompletes are granted at the discretion of the instructor. There is no penalty for requesting an Incomplete, but your instructor has no obligation to grant it.
If you are given a grade of Incomplete, you are expected to turn in your missing assignment(s) by one of the following:
- May 1st for a Fall Incomplete
- December 1st for a Spring, Summer 1, and/or Summer 2 Incomplete
Instructors have the academic freedom to require you to turn in your missing work earlier than the established College deadlines. However, they cannot extend your deadline beyond the May/December 1st due dates.
If you do not turn in your missing work by the deadline, or if the work you submit does not meet expectations such that your instructor cannot enter a grade for you by the Incomplete grading deadline, your grade of IN will turn in to a grade of No Credit (NC).
No Credit Grades
A grade of No Credit (NC) appears on your transcript only if you received an Incomplete (IN) for a course and you did not successfully complete your missing work.
No Credit is a neutral grade and will not affect your GPA. However, it is not a passing grade and you will need to take the class again and pass it if you need the course to meet your degree requirements.
If you complete missing work and submit it to your instructor after you have received a grade of NC, your instructor is not obligated to review and grade late work and may choose to do so at his or her own discretion.
After a grade of IN has turned in to an NC, your instructor cannot change your grade until you have secured permission from the Committee on Academic Standing to receive a late Change of Grade. To petition the Committee for permission, write to email@example.com with “Committee on Academic Standing” as the subject. Please include the course and semester in which you are requesting to receive a grade, along with a brief explanation of the circumstances that prevented you from meeting the deadline. If your request is approved and your instructor submits a Change of Grade Form on your behalf, your grade of NC will be changed to a final grade.