Incomplete Grade Assignment Form

For academic department use only

This form is used by the instructor to indicate what a student must do to complete the course and how the completed work would affect the final grade.

Do not return this form to the Office of the Registrar. The original copy must be filed with the appropriate department office, one copy must be given to the student, and one copy must be retained by the instructor.

Link to Incomplete Grade Assignment Form.

University Policy

Op3.04-33 Incomplete Grade

An incomplete (or "I" grade) indicates that due to unusual circumstances a small portion of a course, such as a term paper or final examination, has not been completed. If a student is unable to complete a significant part of a course, and the drop deadline has not passed, the student may drop the course and repeat it. Otherwise, a letter grade based on the work completed should be assigned per the course’s grading scale. Assigning a "W" grade is not an option available to the instructor.

In each instance where an "I" grade is assigned, the instructor of the course shall, at the end of the semester in which the "I" grade is given, indicate on the Assignment of Incomplete Grade form what the student must do to complete the course and how the completed work would affect the final grade. The original copy must be filed with the appropriate department office, one copy must be given to the student, and one copy must be retained by the instructor. Students should not re-register in the course to resolve the incomplete grade. If a student re-enrolls in a course for which they have an outstanding "I" grade, the "I" grade will be changed to an "F" grade after grading has been completed for the semester of the repeat attempt and the repeat policy will apply.

An "I" grade must be removed within one calendar year after it is received, or earlier as specified by the instructor, otherwise the "I" grade automatically becomes an "F" grade. An extension of the time limit to remove an "I" grade will be made only if a written request for such extension is submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the instructor. The student should make arrangements with the instructor or the department head for completion of the work. When the work is completed, the instructor will complete a Grade Change Authorization Form online or send a Form to the Office of the Registrar for processing. The grade may be changed from an "I" grade (or from an "F" grade if the automatic change has already occurred) to the appropriate grade earned.

Members of the military (undergraduate or graduate) who re-enroll within one year of being released from military assignment shall have one year from the date of resumption of coursework at Missouri State to remove any "I" grades pending at the time of mobilization or received as a result of mobilization. 

Graduating Seniors who have incomplete grades as of the end of the semester for which they have applied to graduate must remove those incomplete grades by the middle of the following semester (summer for spring graduates, fall for summer graduates, and spring for fall graduates) or they will not graduate that semester and must reapply for a future semester of graduation.

Additional Policy Effective August 1, 2016

Mixed Credit (Accelerated Graduate Programs): Students admitted into an approved accelerated graduate degree program may have a limited number of 600-level or higher courses counted toward both an undergraduate and graduate degree.

Mixed Credit (General): Undergraduate students who meet all the admission requirements of a graduate degree or certificate program other than the completion of a baccalaureate degree may receive permission to take up to six hours of mixed (undergraduate and graduate) credit without first being admitted to a specific graduate program.

Senior Permission: Undergraduate students who have accumulated at least 90 hours from Missouri State or another accredited institution may be permittedto take a maximum of 12 credits of 600-level or higher courses for graduate credit.

For additional information, please review the entire policy.

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