Incomplete Grade Policy

For the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions program

Stu­dents are expect­ed to com­plete all course work by the appoint­ed end date of the course. Under very exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances, a stu­dent may peti­tion the course instruc­tor in writ­ing for an Incom­plete (I) grade. The peti­tion must include an expect­ed date of course com­ple­tion and any oth­er con­di­tions stip­u­lat­ed by the instruc­tor. The I grade must be changed with­in the time lim­it imposed by the course instruc­tor, but no more than four weeks fol­low­ing the end of the course. Fail­ure to com­plete the work with­in the time peri­od imposed by the instruc­tor will result in the stu­dent receiv­ing the earned grade, includ­ing zeros for any incom­plete assignments/assessments.

To qualify for a grade of “Incomplete” the student must be:

  • Cur­rent­ly on track to com­plete the course with a pass­ing grade
  • Able to show con­sis­tent progress with­in the course
  • Able to doc­u­ment a severe exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stance that hin­dered progress in the course
  • Able to show a his­to­ry of com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the fac­ul­ty mem­ber regard­ing course progress and/or the exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stance

If a stu­dent can answer yes to all of the above, they may apply to the fac­ul­ty mem­ber for a grade of Incom­plete. 

Cir­cum­stances such as work oblig­a­tions, oth­er course­work demands, study­ing for entrance exams, the rou­tine care of fam­i­ly mem­bers, and oth­er pre­dictable or expect­ed events are not con­sid­ered exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances and do not qual­i­fy for a grade of Incom­plete.

The request for a grade of Incom­plete must be sub­mit­ted to the fac­ul­ty mem­ber at least sev­en (7) days before the end of the course.

Students ineligible to receive an “Incomplete”

Stu­dents who have not yet begun their course, have made min­i­mal progress in the course, are not on track to pass, have not expe­ri­enced a severe exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stance, have not been in con­tact with their fac­ul­ty mem­ber, and/or whose course end date has passed are not eli­gi­ble for a grade of Incom­plete.

If you are not eligible for an “Incomplete”

If a stu­dent is deter­mined not eli­gi­ble to receive an “Incom­plete” in the course, the final course grade will be the earned grade at the end of the 16 week peri­od, includ­ing zeros for any incom­plete assignments/assessments.