Incomplete and Other Temporary Grades

Undergraduate Schools

Temporary grades are placeholders that are assigned under defined circumstances with a specified deadline by which they will be replaced with a permanent grade. Temporary grades are not calculated in the GPA, but a student who receives a temporary grade is ineligible for the Dean’s List. Undergraduate students cannot graduate with any temporary grades.

The following temporary grades are available:

  • Incomplete (I): Assigned only under extenuating circumstances and only when a significant body of satisfactory work has been completed in a course.
  • Missing a Final Examination (M): Given to a student who misses a final examination, provided the student could pass the course if the final examination is successfully completed. The grade of F is given if the student could not pass the course even with the final examination.
  • Missing a Final Examination and Other Work (MI): Assigned to a student who misses the final examination and whose work is incomplete in other respects.

Policies surrounding the assignment and resolution of temporary grades are defined by each undergraduate school. For more information, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.

 

Graduate and Professional Schools

The following temporary grades are available in the Graduate and professional schools.

  • Divinity School: Incomplete (I). May be converted to permanent incomplete if not resolved by agreed-upon deadlines.
  • Engineering Professional: Incomplete (I), Missing a Final Examination (M), Missing a Final Examination and Other Work (MI).
  • Graduate School: Incomplete (I). May be converted to an F at the end of one year at the instructor’s discretion, or may be converted to a permanent incomplete.
  • Law School: Incomplete (I). May be converted to permanent incomplete if not resolved by agreed-upon deadlines.
  • Owen Graduate School of Management: Incomplete (I).
  • Peabody Professional: Incomplete (I), Missing a Final Examination (M), Missing a Final Examination and Other Work (MI).
  • School of Medicine: Incomplete (I), P-star (P*).
  • School of Nursing: Incomplete (I).

Policies surrounding the assignment and resolution of temporary grades are defined by each school. For more information, please see the appropriate School Catalog.