Authoritative information regarding grades and grade point averages is published under Rules & Regulations V in the Catalog.
Authoritative information regarding deficiencies is published under Rules & Regulations VII in the Catalog.
According to Rules & Regulations V, a student may be assigned a grade of "I" under the following circumstance:
The "I" grade is used when, for reasons beyond the student can control and deemed acceptable by the instructor, a student whose academic performance had been satisfactory becomes unable to fulfill a course's requirements. If the student's academic performance had been so poor as to preclude them passing, the instructor shall assign the grade of "F."
Last Date of Participation must be entered for any student assigned a final grade of "F" or "I".
Acceptable reasons for assigning an "I" would include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Personal illness of the student
- Family emergency (death in family, serious illness in family, birth of child, etc.)
- Computer failure/software problem/lack of data supplied by outside source
- Travel required by job that could not be rescheduled
The student should be able to provide documentation to the instructor for any non-academic reason. The emphasis is on the fact that the reason is not academic in nature and that the student was doing satisfactory work.
Students should not be instructed to sign up for the course again in order to make up an "I" grade and should only lack a small portion of course work. If the student is missing so much work that a passing grade could not have been assigned, a grade of "F" should be assigned.
When completing a grade correction form to remove the "I" grade, the instructor is required to identify the nonacademic reason that the "I" was given, not what the student was required to do to make up the work.
Students who receive a grade of "I" (Incomplete) should consult Rules & Regulations VII regarding the length of time allowed to make up the Incomplete.