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Incompletes — SGCS
Learners who fail to complete all course requirements on a timely basis due to crisis circumstances may receive the grade of Incomplete (I) at the discretion of the course facilitator. A grade of “I” is given as a result of illness or other emergencies and not for unsatisfactory work or failure to submit work. Learners may receive an "I" provided they have demonstrated effort toward meeting the course requirements.
A learner receiving an “Incomplete” will have a specified length of time from the final meeting date of the course to complete course requirements and remove the grade of "I" from the record. Keep in mind, however, that late work generally does not receive full credit. Length of time is specified by the course facilitator and does not exceed four weeks. If, at the end of the four week extension, the learner fails to remove the “I,” the grade becomes an "F" (see graduate programs for specific project guidelines). A Supplemental Grade Report must be prepared and submitted to SGCS to process the final grade.
Learners who do not complete course requirements during the extension period are required to repeat the course at the current tuition rate and purchase the necessary textbooks for the course (if the textbooks have changed). The original course with the grade of "F" remains permanently on the official transcript. The repeated course is added with the new grade. While both grades remain on the transcript, only the new grade is figured into the grade point average.
In the event of an extreme situation, a written request for an extension may be submitted to the Program Director/Coordinator and must include the anticipated date of completion. A learner with more than one incomplete on his or her record is subject to academic suspension.