Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College Administration Building

Incomplete Student Information

The purpose of the Incomplete grade is to provide more time for you to complete your work.  The units for the course only count in the first semester, so it is as if we are extending the semester for you for the course.  In order to request an Incomplete, you must come into the Math Lab during the last two weeks of the course and take a proctored assessment.

A request form for an Incomplete for Summer 2017 semester will be available at the Front Desk in the Math Lab between July 6 and July 27.
In order to turn in an Incomplete Request, the student must:
• Not be 10 or more hours behind in time
• Score at least 50% on a Proctored Knowledge Check
• Submit a Request for Incomplete form into the Math Lab during regular working hours by July 27.    

In order for the Incomplete Request to be approved, the student must:
• Get to 70% in the ALEKS path by 11:59 pm, August 2nd .
• Not be 10 or more hours behind in time by 11:59 pm, August 2nd .

 If you know that you need the Incomplete, but you will not be able to score the required score to qualify, you may come in before July 27 and take the Proctored Assessment again, and if you still do not qualify, you may speak with Dr. Jonathan Brown, Math Lab Coordinator.  This will give you an opportunity to explain any family or medical issues that have made completing your work this semester difficult for you and you would like more time. Dr. Jonathan Brown will consider your requests once the testing period is over, before turning in a grade for you.

If you know that you would prefer to learn math in the classroom, then it is best to complete the course without asking for an Incomplete.  Even though you will earn a grade such as "D" or "F" for the ALEKS-based course, once your grade is posted you can register for a classroom session.  When you complete the course successfully, you will be able to Petition to Change the Grade with Admissions and Records, and your new grade will replace the "D" or "F" previously earned. (However a grade in Math 60 cannot replace a grade in Math A, and a grade in Math 70 cannot replace a grade in Math D.) 

Incomplete grade ("I") will be posted on your transcript within about a week of the last day to test.  An "I" grade does not affect your GPA. For the Spring 2017 students who filed for an Incomplete, you have until July 20, 2017 to finish the course. If you still need more time, you may speak with Dr. Jonathan Brown a week before the deadline date(7/20/2017) to ask for an extension to complete the work.

Important dates for Spring 2017 Incomplete Students:

June 12 - June 15:   Come to the Math Lab to do an Orientation

Thursday, June 15:   Get to 42% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check

Thursday, June 29:   Get to 56% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check

Thursday, July 12:    Complete 40 hours in ALEKS

Thursday, July 13:    Get to 72% in your path in ALEKS and take Proctored Knowledge Check

Thursday, July 20:    Last Day to take a Proctored Knowledge Check

Naturally, if there are medical, family, or other unusual circumstances that arise during the semester or during the time you are working on an Incomplete grade, please plan to come into the Math Lab and speak with Dr. Jonathan Brown as soon as possible.

If you have other questions or concerns about what an Incomplete grade is, please call us at 395-4530.  Once the new semester starts, we request that you come into the Math Lab during the first week of the semester to complete an Orientation for Incomplete students in the Math Lab.  

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