Impact of Policy Changes - Summer 2010
This page is intended to answer questions and concerns about changes to certain academic policies.
Application of New Grade Policy to Current Outstanding Incomplete Grades
Effective Summer 2010, the Permanent Incomplete (PI) grade is eliminated. PI grades that have already been assigned will remain on student transcripts without change to their meaning or function (in regard to GPA).
The new procedure on Incomplete (I) grades requires instructors to complete and submit an Incomplete Grade Submission and Student Contract for Course Completion form to the Registrar's Office. On the form, instructors must provide an alternate grade for the student--a grade that evaluates the actual work completed by the student at the end of the semester in which the course was taken.
For I grades that are already on student records at the start of Summer 2010, the policy is applied in the following manner.
Courses Still in the I Status
For students who were assigned an I grade in a course before Summer 2010 and the period for completing the work expires after the start of Summer 2010, the following options are available.
- The student should complete the outstanding work for the course within the assigned Incomplete period. Instructors may then submit a new grade for the student while the grade on the course is still I.
- Students who require more time to complete outstanding work for a course in which the I grade was assigned may submit a Request for Extension of Incomplete Grade. This form may only be submitted while the grade on the course is I.
- The student may request that the instructor complete and submit an Incomplete Grade Submission and Student Contract for Course Completion form to the Registrar's Office. Submitting the form allows the instructor to submit an alternate grade and reiterate the original expiration date of the Incomplete period. NOTE: Instructors are not required to comply with these requests if time since the end of the course or if documentation is no longer available to ensure a fair evaluation.
- Through the end of Summer 2010 ONLY: Students who have no intentions of completing coursework for courses with current I grades may request a Late Withdrawal from the course. A Late Withdrawal is a drop action on a course that is requested and processed after the end of the semester in which the course was offered. The course remains on the student's transcript with a W grade. Late Withdrawals are requested using the Change in Registration (Add/Drop) Form. Forms should be submitted to the Registrar's Office. Current Late Change Fees apply.
Courses Lapsing from the I Grade after Summer 2010
According to the new policy, if no alternate grade is available, the I grade lapses to a U (Unsatisfactory).
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