Students taking graduate courses should check with their instructor on what their responsibilities are to remove an incomplete. Normally there is no time limit for graduate students to remove an incomplete. However, the instructor does have the option of determining the requirements for completing the course and requisite date for removal of incompletes. It is helpful to have these requirements in writing to ensure there is no miscommunication between the instructor and student. Typically, thesis and dissertation credit hours are graded following the defense of these projects.

Do not register for any course in which you currently have a grade of "I" (Incomplete). You should not re-register for an incomplete course during the time frame established by the instructor for the removal of an Incomplete. If you re-register for a course in which you are removing a grade of "I", you will be assessed tuition again.

Arrangements to remove an Incomplete (grade of "I") should be made with the instructor who taught the course. If an instructor leaves the University prior to the date set for the completion of a course, the chair of the academic department of the course will assume the role of the instructor.

  • Graduate Courses
    All incomplete graduate courses on the Memorandum of Courses or Program of Study must become graded prior to graduation. If the course is not going to be used to complete the degree and is not listed on the Memorandum or Program, the course may remain incomplete.  A grade of "I" for the incomplete course will be on the transcript but will not affect the GPA.
  • Undergraduate Courses
    Undergraduate courses receiving an "I" will lapse into the grade of "F" after one calendar year.