A grade of incomplete (I) may be given for a verifiable, non-academic reason at the instructor’s discretion upon student request. If the student does not complete the coursework and a A-F grade is not given within two semesters (excluding J-term and summer terms) the course grade becomes an F. See Instructor Preference paragraph (188.8.131.52) below for exceptions to this rule. When a student completes the work, the incomplete (I) grade is replaced with the new grade (A-F). The notation for I and SP is taken off of the students’ records when the course work is completed. The student is responsible for being aware of the financial aid implications of his or her grades.
A grade of satisfactory progress (SP) may be given by the instructor when the work of the course extends logically or for pedagogical reasons beyond the end of the term. The instructor will give the SP after assessing that the work to date demonstrates progress. If the work is not completed at the conclusion of two semesters (excluding J-term and summer terms) and the instructor does not submit a grade, the course grade becomes an F. The student is responsible for being aware of the financial aid implications of his or her grades.
The student must resolve all outstanding I and SP grades before the diploma is granted.
The Registrar’s Office will notify instructors of all I and SP grades outstanding in the 12th week of the semester, indicating which instances will become F at the conclusion of the semester. The instructor may return by the grade deadline the list indicating students for whom he or she is extending the I or SP grades for one more semester, and after that time the I or SP becomes an F. [FS 06/07 #66]
In cases where grades are not received through SIS or other agreed-upon means by the announced deadline, all students in the course will receive a grade of NR (not reported). The department/program chair will be notified and will contact the instructor immediately to ascertain the problem. The grades should be submitted by the instructor as soon as possible. The NR will be expunged from the students’ records, not appearing on either the Degree Audit Report (DAR) or the transcript once removed by the instructor. [FS 06/07 #117]