The grade of "I" (incomplete) is to be given only to students whose work in a course has been qualitatively satisfactory, when because of illness, or other circumstances beyond their control, they have been unable to complete the requirements for the course. In no case will the grade of "I" be recorded for a student who has not completed satisfactorily the major portion of the course work. In cases where this grade is given, the student may not re-register for the course until the "I" is removed by completing work assigned by the instructor. Work must be completed and the terminal grade must be submitted by the end of the next semester of enrollment, otherwise the "I" becomes "W."
When a student receives a terminal grade, he may repeat the course, as provided for any course where repeats are authorized. The student’s Department Chairman and Dean may grant exception to the time period cited above on a written request by the student if circumstances warrant further delay. An "I" cannot be removed by earning "credit by examination."
In the computation of the cumulative grade point average, the course hours in which the grade of "I" is assigned are not included as hours attempted. When the grade of "I" is removed, the course hours are then included as hours attempted, and the Office of the Registrar makes an appropriate entry in the cumulative grade point average.