70(C) The provisional mark of Incomplete (I) shall be assigned only when the student's work is of passing quality, but is incomplete for good cause, as determined by the Instructor of Record. The student is entitled to replace the “I” by a “P” grade and to receive unit credit provided he/she satisfactorily completes the work of the course in a way specified by the Instructor of Record.  If course requirements have not been completed within the time limit specified by the Committee on Student Promotions, the Instructor of Record will submit an F grade. (Am. 7/1/83, 12/31/94, 3/26/07, 02/20/08, 2/17/13).

“I” Grade Policy

  1. Conditions--The grade Incomplete (“I”) may be assigned when a student’s work is of passing quality, and represents a significant portion of the requirements of the course, but is incomplete for good cause1.
    a.   An “I” grade cannot be assigned if work is of non-passing quality.
    b.   Unprofessional behavior (tardiness without good cause, for example) represents work of non-passing quality

  2. The “I” grade may be replaced by a passing grade provided the student completes the work of the course in a way specified by the instructor.
    a.  The requirements for removing an “I” grade should be submitted by the Course Director to the student and to the Committee on Student Promotions (CSP), in writing.
    b.  The Course Director should specify a suggested deadline for when the work should be completed (by default2, the “I” grade must be replaced with a letter grade by the end of the 3rd succeeding quarter of academic residence or the grade will revert to an “F”).
    c.  Course make-up work and/or re-examination shall not be scheduled during other courses
  3. The CSP will review and approve all such requests and make the final determination of the deadline for completion of the work.
  4. Reminder:  A student, who receives an “I” grade, must be passing the course except for the material not completed.

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1 Good cause may include current illness, serious personal problems, an accident, a recent death in the immediate family, or other situations of equal gravity.
 2 University policy (http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/records/grades/incomplete.cfm).