"An Incomplete [IN] is permitted in a course where the level of work done up to the point of the [IN] is passing, but not all the work of a course has been completed by the time of grade submission, for reasons of health or extreme emergency, and for no other reason. The decision whether or not to grant an IN in a course is within the purview of the faculty for that course." (Faculty Code V A).

A student requesting an Incomplete (IN) may be expected to provide documentation of the illness or emergency situation, particularly if the faculty member is unaware of the student's circumstances. In some cases, the health and counseling center may have information that is useful, if the student has utilized those resources and authorizes release of relevant information. In other cases, students work with outside providers who may provide input.  Deadlines for completing required work are to be determined by the instructor but in no case may the date for completion be later than ten days prior to the first day of classes for the subsequent semester. If the student has not completed all of the work for the course at the time incomplete work is due, the instructor will assign a grade based on the work received. IN is not a final grade. Extensions of the deadline for making up an incomplete may be granted by the Administration Committee, but only in cases where circumstances are compelling and are beyond the control of the student. Students must petition for such exceptions and should do so before the deadline.


(last modified: December 13, 2017)