LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
Here is the university’s policy on Incomplete grades. The expectation is that Incompletes are issued infrequently, and only in extenuating circumstances:
This is a temporary grade given for work that is lacking in quantity to meet course objectives. It may be assigned when illness, necessary absence, or other reasons generally beyond the control of the student prevent completion of the course requirements by the end of the semester. This grade may not be given as a substitute for a failing grade or withdrawal. Unless changed by the instructor, the “I” will be changed to an “F” (“NC” when appropriate) according to this schedule: fall semester incompletes, end of winter semester; winter and spring/summer incompletes, end of fall semester.
In the case of practicum, internship, Honors College thesis, independent study, or other project-based credits, it is understood that the faculty member will provide the unit head with as many of the above documents as possible, or substitute internship/learning contracts where appropriate.
The unit head will keep the above paperwork on file until the student completes the work for the course and a grade change form is submitted by the instructor.