About This Policy
Use of Incomplete Grades
The grade of “Incomplete” (IN) is used when a student has not completed the required coursework. The IN grade signifies that a grade is being withheld until the required work is completed and approved.
In all cases, the IN grade is a privilege exercised by an instructor. It is not a right ascribed to a student. The instructor is not required to provide an IN grade. An IN grade cannot be employed to avoid the receipt of a low grade.
Conditions for Receiving an IN Grade
For an IN grade to be assigned the instructor of the course must initiate the incomplete contract. The instructor will send the contract to the student via MSU File Hawk. The student will sign and send the contract back, via MSU File Hawk, to the appropriate Dean’s Office.
Removal of an IN Grade
For an IN grade to be removed, students are responsible for completing their work by the following dates:
February 15 for IN grades assigned for the previous fall semester.
October 15 for IN grades assigned for the previous spring and
October 15 for IN grades assigned for the previous summer semester.
Extending the Deadline for Removal of an IN Grade
If there is reason to extend the deadline for an IN grade removal, it is the student’s responsibility to initiate this by submitting a Request of Extension of an Incomplete Grade to the Office of the Registrar. This request must be signed by the instructor and appropriate Chairperson or Dean.