Class instructors may grant a student an incomplete grade if personal or other circumstances prevent the student from completing the course during the semester. When deciding whether to grant the incomplete, instructors should consult the college guidelines listed below; instructors are never obligated to grant a student's request for an incomplete. If the incomplete is granted, students have until the deadline specified below to complete and submit all work to the instructor, or else their grade in the class with lapse to an E, often impacting their GPA.
Instructors should consider issuing an incomplete only in cases where a student has first communicated with the instructor about their interest in the incomplete and the student has agreed to complete the work. In addition, the instructor should only issue an incomplete when the student has completed 70% or more of the class material and currently has a grade of a C- or higher in the course.
Students will have until the end of the fourth week of the next Fall or Winter semester they are enrolled to complete and submit the remaining work to the instructor (unless the instructor has set an earlier deadline). Instructors have ten days from that college deadline to submit the final grade.
If the course was taken on a graded basis, it will show on the transcript as "ILE," or as an Incomplete that Lapsed to an E, and will be calculated as an E grade in your semester and overall grade point average. If the course was taken on a credit/no credit or pass/fail basis, it will show on the transcript as NC or F.
You may submit a petition to request an extension of the deadline. If you are in the LSA Honors Program or Residential College, contact your advisors there for extension information.
Once submitted, the petition will be routed to the instructor for comment, and then will be reviewed and decided upon by the Academic Standards Board. Extensions can only be granted by the Standards Board - not by individual professors. Time extensions beyond the end of the subsequent term cannot be approved.
An "I" will remain alongside your final grade in the course. For example, a student who initially received an Incomplete and then earned a B final Grade would have "IB" recorded on the transcript.
Students and instructors can contact the Academic Standards Board at email@example.com or call the Newnan Academic Advising Center's front desk at 734.764.0332.