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. Your syllabus has the requirements for the score you must have on the assessment to qualify for an Incomplete. For students who began the course during weeks 1 through 5 of the semester, 50% on a proctored assessment is required. The later in the semester you started a course, the lower the required score to request an Incomplete.
If you know that you would like to continue on the ALEKS program but you will not be able to score the required score to qualify, you may come in during the last three days of Finals week. If you take the proctored assessment again and you still do not qualify based on the syllabus score, you may fill out an Exception Form. This will give you an opportunity to explain that you would like to continue on the ALEKS program, and you would like more time. The Exception form is the time to explain any family or medical issues that have made completing your work this semester difficult for you. Mrs. Vickrey, the Math Lab Coordinator, 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 section. 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 grades will be posted on your transcript within about a week of the last day to test. An "I" grade does not affect your GPA. You will have until the end of the next complete semester to finish the course. In Spring you have until the end of Fall semester. At the end of Fall, if you still need more time, you may speak with Mrs. Vickrey before the end of the semester to ask for an extension until the end of Spring 2014 to complete the work.
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 Mrs. Vickrey 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 three days of the semester to complete an Orientation for Incomplete students in the Math Lab. You do not need to attend another large-group orientation