The mark of “I” (incomplete) is granted when students are unable to complete course requirements for reasons beyond their control and when arrangements have been made with the instructor before the end of the semester. If an incomplete requires substantial class attendance in a subsequent term, the student must register to repeat the course and pay tuition and fees. It is the student's responsibility to meet the instructor's requirements for completing the course. "I" grades are administered by completion of the "Incomplete Grade" form by the student and instructor. "I" grades must be completed by the finish of the next semester or they will change to "F". All "I" grades will be converted to an "F" before a degree is conferred.
The grade of "IP" (in progress) is reserved for special cases when a course is not designed to be completed by the end of the term. An "IP" must be completed by the student within two semesters (undergraduate courses) and four semesters (graduate courses), not including summer. If the in-progress grade is not completed within the specified time, a grade of "F" will be awarded. Students completing an "IP" should not re-register for the class. "IP" grades will be converted to "F" before a degree is conferred.
When a course is repeated, only the higher grade will be used to compute the GPA. However, repeating a course more than once will result in the removal of only one previous grade from the GPA computation. The subsequent grades will be averaged in the GPA computation. Courses taken for regular A-F grades may not be repeated for Pass-Fail grades. To assure that the GPA is corrected; students must submit a “Repeated Course” form to the Records Office. All course attempts will remain on the permanent academic records. All repeated courses are noted on the transcript to indicate the course was repeated in a following term and excluded from cumulative totals.
Certain courses which offer insufficient opportunity for graded evaluation may be offered with only the grading options of Pass “P” of Fail “F”. Student teaching and internships are always graded on a pass-fail basis.