This policy defines parameters for use of the Incomplete (I) grade in the Graduate School, and consequences of same.
A student who has a passing grade and has a limited amount of work to complete by the end of the semester/term in which a course is scheduled may request from the instructor the assignment of the temporary grade Incomplete (I). If the incomplete grade is granted, the student must complete the missing work as soon as possible.
The Graduate School considers Incomplete (I) grades to be unsatisfactory if the grades are not resolved during the subsequent semester of enrollment; an instructor may impose an earlier deadline.
When a graduate student has incomplete grades in three or less credits, the Graduate School issues a warning. The student will not be allowed to enroll in classes in subsequent semesters/terms until such time the incomplete grades are resolved.
In consultation with the program, a student may be dismissed from Graduate School for failure to complete coursework and receive a final grade in a timely fashion. All incomplete grades must be resolved before a student may take the preliminary examination or before a degree is granted.
If the following occurs after the student is assigned a grade of Incomplete (I) and before the student completes the coursework, a grade of Permanent Incomplete (PI) may be assigned for the course:
The Office of the Registrar automatically converts any incomplete grade earned in the last term of enrollment that is over five years old to Permanent Incomplete (PI).