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Grading policies

Note: due to COVID-19, students have been provided more flexibility in selecting the S/N grade basis for their spring 2020 classes. Undergraduate students may choose A-F grading or the S/N option for an unlimited number of spring 2020 and B-term courses. Courses taken as S/N during this period will be accepted for major and minor requirements. BSHP students are not eligible for this option. See the Spring 2020 S/N Grade Option FAQ for more information. Students enrolled in a Twin Cities program should refer to the Twin Cities One Stop site for additional information.

Receiving an Incomplete ("I")

According to University policy, an incomplete "will be assigned at the discretion of the instructor when, due to extraordinary circumstances (as determined by the instructor), the student who has successfully completed a substantial portion of the course's work with a passing grade was prevented from completing the work of the course on time. Incompletes will appear on your transcript as an 'I.'

Incompletes require a contract

If an instructor agrees to give you an incomplete, both of you must sign a written agreement that specifies what work you will complete and the completion date. The final deadline must be within one term from the last day of final exams of the term you received the incomplete grade. Depending on your extenuating circumstances, you may be required to provide documentation.

You are responsible to complete the unfinished work by the established deadline. Your instructor is responsible for submitting your grade within four weeks of the date the work is completed.

If you do not complete the work or no grade is assigned, the “I,” it will lapse to an “F” or “N” consistent with the grade base of registration for the course.

Grading policy

For more about incompletes, when they may be granted, and exceptions to the general guidelines listed above, read section D of the University's Grading and Transcripts policy. Additional information is available in the transcript key.

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Tue, Oct 27, 2020 Fall second 7-week session begins
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