College of Arts & Sciences Policy
No incomplete grades shall be reported unless the instructor and the student have conferred, the student has presented a compelling reason why a course cannot be completed on schedule, and the instructor has assigned a date within the succeeding 12 months by which time all course requirements must be completed. Students may not complete an incomplete course for degree credit by sitting through the course or a significant portion of the course a second time.
No credit for incomplete courses will be granted unless the work is completed by the date assigned, which must be within one calendar year of the end of the semester for which the incomplete grade is reported.
In the event that coursework remains incomplete on the assigned date, the I grade will be changed to an F grade by the faculty member. All remaining I grades are changed to permanent F grades 12 months after the end of the semester for which the I grade has been assigned.
Repeated courses can receive credit toward graduation only once. The grade received for a repeated course does not replace the grade for the original course; both grades are computed in the student’s grade point average.
Students who have missed a final examination for reasons acceptable to the faculty member must make appropriate arrangements with the faculty member for a makeup examination.
All changes of grades other than the I grade must be recorded within six months of the completion of the course. No change of grade can be made on the basis of work submitted after the course has been completed, and no changes of grade can be made on a student’s record after graduation from the College. Change of Grade Forms for graduating seniors must be on file at the Office of the University Registrar no later than the last day of classes; a grade change dependent on a scheduled final examination must be reported to CAS Academic Advising, located at 100 Bay State Road on the 4th floor.