The grade of Incomplete (I) is given only when a student has passing grades in 2/3 of assigned work, but, because of extenuating circumstances, cannot complete all of the course work by the end of the semester. Extenuating circumstances include (1) incapacitating illness which prevents a student from attending classes; (2) a death in the immediate family; (3) change in work schedule as required by an employer; or (4) other emergencies deemed appropriate by the instructor. A grade of Incomplete should not be requested, nor given, for lack of completion of work because of procrastination or dissatisfaction with the grade earned.
Once the appropriate work is completed, the instructor must submit to the Registrar’s Office a completed change of grade form, signed by both the instructor and the chairperson of the department. If no grade change is submitted in accordance with the criteria listed on this form, the default grade indicated above will be applied to the course.
Any exceptions to the regulations listed in the student catalog pertaining to grades of incomplete require the approval of the instructor and MSW Program Director.