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Undergraduate Incomplete Grades

At the end of a quarter a grade of X (missed final exam) or Y (work incomplete) will be given only if the instructor believes the student has a reasonable chance of passing the course by taking an examination or turning in the required work, or both. Some undergraduate schools prohibit the posting of X or Y grades without the approval of the dean’s office. Students should contact their school for its regulations concerning X and Y grades.

Students must complete the course and the faculty must submit the grade change no later than the grading deadline of the following like term (i.e., an incomplete grade from the fall must be changed to a final, quality grade before the grading deadline for the following fall), or the incomplete grade will be changed to a final grade of F (failure). The University deadline to change an incomplete grade is the maximum amount of time allowed: Instructors are free to establish an earlier deadline, and students are bound by that agreement. Students planning to graduate before this deadline must complete courses and receive grades before graduating. Incomplete grades remaining at the time of degree conferral will be changed to final grades of F (failure). Students who took incomplete grades in Fall 2015 are eligible for grade conversion at the end of Fall 2016. Faculty and students will be notified of this policy at the time an incomplete grade is given and again at the beginning of the last term in which the work can be completed. Schools will be notified as a matter of course in routine end-of-term reporting.