Graduate Catalog 2004-2005
An INC (incomplete) is given only when, for some approved reason, a student fails to take the final examination or to fulfill a definite requirement in a course. IPs (in progress) are given for thesis (699) and dissertation (799) research.
An INC can be removed and a grade substituted if the student completes course requirements to the satisfaction of the instructor prior to the deadline established by the Graduate College. The deadlines for removal of incomplete grades for the respective academic semesters are:
Fall Semester : June 1
Spring Semester: September 1
Summer Semester: January 1
The graduate dean designate has the authority to extend the deadline for an incomplete when there are documented serious reasons. The student must petition the graduate dean designate for such consideration prior to the expiration of the deadline. The instructor’s support is required for approval of the request.
Once the deadline has expired for removal of an incomplete, the only way a student can redeem a course with an INC is to take the course again. The course is entered twice on the transcript; the original course remains on the transcript as an INC grade. Reregistration involves the payment of appropriate fees.