Memorandum of "I" Grade
Students are graded in accordance with the system described in the catalog. The student's work in a course is to be regarded as finished by the close of the semester or term.
A student whose work at the close of the semester or term is incomplete because of illness or some circumstances beyond the control of the student may be given an "I" and privileges of completing the work at a later time. Students who withdraw from a course under the terms specified for the mark of "W" may be given "W."
The granting of an "I" must be approved at the end of the semester by the department head or chairperson, who retains one copy and sends a copy to the student.
It is most important that the conditions for removing the "I" be as specific as possible. Removal of an "I" should be limited to as short a period as possible. If an "I" grade is not removed within the time agreed upon, it automatically becomes an "F." The maximum time permitted for the completion of an "I" grade is twelve calendar months. After twelve calendar months, an "I" becomes an "F." An exception is made when an "I" grade is given for RES 697, THES 698, DISS 799, or for a graduate or undergraduate course recommended by a department chairperson and approved by the appropriate dean.