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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Undergraduate Grade of Incomplete Policy Subsection: 5.1.9
Section 5.0 - Student Policies Originating Date: June 1981
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Undergraduate Admission, Progression, Graduation and Scholarship/Grant Committee
Revised: August 1998
Revised: March 2009
Reviewed: October 2012
Revised: January 2014

Policy

A student may receive an Incomplete ("I") for a nursing course. The grade "I" is used by an instructor at the end of a semester/session to designate incomplete work in a course. This grade is given in one of two circumstances:

  1. When a student, due to illness, military service, hardship, or death in the immediate family, is unable to complete the course requirements in the term of initial registration. (In this case, an "I" is only given if the student has substantially completed the major requirements of the course or at the discretion of the course coordinator).
  2. When a student has failed to complete the prerequisite course and is not allowed to progress to a subsequent course in the same semester.

Procedure for circumstance 1 above

  1. The student must contact the instructor prior to the end of the semester/session and request a grade of “I”, and at that time arrangements must be made as to how and when the work will be completed.
  2. The instructor will prepare a document giving the following information:
    1. Proportion of work completed and the grade for this work.
    2. Specific conditions to be met in order to complete the course.
    3. Date when course work is to be completed. This date shall be no later than the end of the next regular semester/session in which the class is offered following receipt of the "I".
    4. This document is signed by the student, instructor, and Department Chairperson or Division Assistant Dean. One copy is retained by the student, one copy goes to the instructor, and one copy is placed in the student's permanent file.
  3. If the work is not completed during the specified time period, the grade will become an "F" or such other grade specified by the instructor. This alternate grade should be based on the amount and quality of the course work previously completed. Any extension to the one semester/session time frame must be approved by the Instructor, the Division Assistant Dean or Department Chair person prior to the “I” being changed to a grade of F.
  4. The Instructor giving the “I” will be responsible for notifying Student Services, supervising the makeup work and reporting the permanent grade. In the event the Instructor is no longer with the University, the Department Chairperson or Division Assistant Dean or her/his designee will supervise the make-up work and report the permanent grade for the student.
  5. A student with a current grade of “I” will not be permitted to enroll in subsequent nursing courses which hold this course as a prerequisite, until that “I” has been completed and removed.

Procedure for circumstance 2 above

  1. The course coordinator will automatically enter a grade of “I” for any students not allowed to progress to subsequent courses.