The symbol "I" (Incomplete Authorized) indicates that a portion of required course work has not been completed and evaluated in the prescribed time period due to unforeseen, but fully justified, reasons and that there is still a possibility of earning credit. The student must not re-enroll in the course. It is the responsibility of the student to bring pertinent information to the instructor and to reach agreement on the means by which the remaining course requirements will be satisfied. A final grade is assigned when the work agreed upon has been completed and evaluated.
The thirteenth week of instruction is the beginning date for instructors to give "Incomplete," if the student qualifies. An incomplete cannot be assigned when it is necessary for the student to attend a major portion of the class when it is next offered. Further, an incomplete is prohibited in those cases where the normal practice requires extension of course requirements beyond the close of a term, e.g., thesis or project type courses. In such cases use of the "RP" symbol is required. An incomplete can be cleared even though the student is not in attendance.
An incomplete must be made up within one calendar year immediately following the end of the term in which it was assigned. This limitation prevails whether or not the student maintains continuous enrollment. Failure to complete the assigned work will result in an incomplete "I" being converted to an "IC" (or an "NC" for non-traditionally graded courses) which will affect the grade point average, unless the faculty member assigns a specific letter grade at the time the Incomplete is assigned, which would replace the "I" in the student's record at the end of the calendar year deadline. The incomplete cannot be removed on the basis of work taken at another institution nor by re-enrolling in the course. Petitions for a maximum one-year extension of time to clear incompletes are available in the Student Services Center, and must be submitted prior to the end of the semester the incomplete was due to be cleared.