In the event of unusual or extenuating circumstances (e.g., serious illness or family emergency), a student may request that a professor grant an incomplete ("E" grade) for a course in which the student is unable to finish all required work during the semester. If the student's request is granted, the instructor should inform the department chair and agree with the student, preferably in writing, on the conditions for completing the unfinished work. All unfinished work must be completed in enough time to allow the instructor to evaluate it and report a permanent grade to the registrar's office by the end of the sixth week of classes of the subsequent semester. If no grade is reported by that time, the E is automatically converted to a grade of 0.0 (Failure).
The department chair may request from the registrar a delay beyond the sixth week of classes, but this delay may not be longer than the end of the semester. If the student is not in residence during that semester, the delay may be extended for one additional semester. Further extension must be requested of the Dean of Academic Affairs and is highly unusual.
It is the responsibility of the student to see that conditions for the removal of an E grade are established and met.
For the complete policy, please see "Incomplete (E)" grade section in the most current University Catalog.