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Undergraduate Grade of Incomplete 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
Revised: March 2018
Revised: December 2023


Establishes the circumstances under which a student may receive an incomplete grade for a course.


This policy applies to all undergraduate students.


A student may receive an Incomplete "I" for a nursing course. The grade "I" is used by the course coordinator 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. In a semester where a student is enrolled in consecutive courses within the same semester, if they do not achieve a passing grade in the initial course, they shall be eligible for an Incomplete grade in the subsequent courses of that same semester.


  1. The student must contact the course coordinator prior to the end of the semester/session and request a grade of “I”, and at that time arrangements must be made among the Student Services representative, division assistant dean, and course coordinator as to how and when the work will be completed.
  2. The course coordinator will prepare a document providing 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, course coordinator, and division assistant dean. One copy is retained by the student, one copy goes to the course coordinator, 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 course coordinator. 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 course coordinator, or the division assistant dean prior to the “I” being changed to a grade of F.
  4. The course coordinator giving the “I” will be responsible for notifying Student Services, supervising the makeup work and reporting the permanent grade. In the event the course coordinator is no longer with the university, the division assistant dean or the coordinator's 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.