UMass Boston

Course Incomplete Grade Policy

Course Incomplete Grade Policy

The grade incomplete (INC) is reported only where a portion of the assigned or required class work, or the final examination, has not been completed because of serious illness, extreme personal circumstances, or scholarly reasons at the request of the instructor. If your record is such that you would fail the course regardless of your missing work, you will fail.

Permission of the instructor must be obtained and the Incomplete Contract form must be completed by the faculty member. 

If you are receiving the grade of incomplete (INC), you are allowed up to one year in which to complete the course. The new grade must be submitted to the Registrar by the grading deadline for that semester, i.e., by the end of the next fall for the fall semester incompletes. The grade for any course not completed by this deadline will be converted to the grade of 'IF'.

Please Be Aware that:

  • Students need to meet with their professors to make sure the contract and terms of completing the course are determined. The Incomplete Contact form must be returned with proper signatures to the Registrar’s Office by the faculty member or departmental staff.  Incomplete contracts should be filed with the Office of the Registrar before the last day of class to ensure timely posting of grades.
  •  Incomplete grades are processed by the Office of the Registrar after receipt of the signed Incomplete Contract.
  • Faculty may obtain the Incomplete Contract form our faculty & staff forms page. Please reach out to for the change of grade forms if your  departmental office needs a copy.  
  • Students should follow up with faculty to make sure the terms of the contract have been met and a grade has been submitted within the proper time limits.

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