Incomplete Grades

Students receiving a grade of incomplete (“I”) must enroll during the subsequent quarter to complete course requirements unless the course requirements are completed before the next quarter officially begins. A change of grade cannot occur unless the student is enrolled. Students only enrolling to complete requirements for a course in which a grade of incomplete was given must register for the Continuous Enrollment course for zero credit hours.

Rush Medical College
The grade of incomplete ("I") is given only when circumstances beyond the student's control prevent completion of course requirements. The student is required to contact the Office of Medical Student Programs to receive permission to defer completion of these unmet course requirements. In conjunction with the course director, the Office of Medical Student Programs will determine what work will be required to remove the incomplete and a specific time frame will be established within which the student must complete such work. Upon completion of the requirements, the “I” grade will be replaced by the new grade.

College of Nursing
The grade of incomplete (“I”) is given only when serious circumstances beyond the control of the student prevent completion of course requirements and the student is given permission to defer completion of these unmet course requirements. The course director will determine what work is required to remove the incomplete and will establish a specific time within which the student must complete such work. Students may request a grade of incomplete from a course director. If the course director grants an incomplete, the “I” grade must be removed by the end of the next quarter or as negotiated with the course director, or it will revert to a permanent failing ("F" or "N") grade. A student receiving a grade of “I” in a course may not begin another course for which the incomplete course is a prerequisite. Students may not register for new courses if they have two or more incomplete grades. In the case of two or more incomplete's registration for Continuous Enrollment (NRS-999) is required to finish the incomplete work and to receive a grade. A grade of incomplete does not reflect upon the quality of the student's performance. Upon the completion of the unmet course requirements the incomplete grade will be replaced by the new grade.

College of Health Sciences
The grade of incomplete (“I”) is given only when circumstances beyond the control of the student prevent completion of course requirements and the student has received permission from the course director to defer completion of these unmet course requirements. The course director determines what work will be required to remove the incomplete and establishes a specific timeframe within which the student must complete such work, typically within one quarter. An incomplete grade does not reflect upon the quality of the student's performance, and upon completion of the unmet course requirements, this grade will be replaced by the new grade.

Students receiving grades of incomplete are responsible for asking the instructor for the exact work required to remove the incomplete. The “I” grade must be removed by the end of the next quarter or it will revert to a failing (F or N) grade unless otherwise approved by the course director. If the student is not enrolled in other courses while completing the incomplete, the continuous enrollment fee is imposed.

The Graduate College
No student may graduate with an incomplete grade on his/her academic record. The grade of incomplete ("I") is normally given only when circumstances beyond the control of the student prevent completion of course requirements and the student has received permission to defer completion of these unmet course requirements. The course director shall determine what work will be required to remove the incomplete and shall establish a specific time frame within which the student must complete such work, not to exceed one calendar year. Upon completion of the unmet course requirements, a new grade will replace the incomplete grade. A student who fails to remove the incomplete grade within the specified time period will receive a final grade of "F" or "N".

Students-at-Large
Any incomplete (“I”) grade earned as a student-at-large will revert to a permanent failing grade for Nursing unless completed by the end of the next quarter. It is the student's responsibility to pursue the completion of an incomplete grade.