Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College Administration Building

Incomplete Student Information

Students may​ ​request​ ​for an Incomplete​ ​only​:

  •  When they have an​ ​unforeseeable​ ​emergency​ ​and​ ​justifiable​ ​reasons​ ​with proof such as a signed and officiated medical report (only if 2 weeks or more) or a police report.
  •  Submit a Request for Incomplete ​form into the Math Learning Center during regular working hours by July 26th.
  •  Get to 70% in the ALEKS path by August 1st. 

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 Learning Center during the last two weeks of the course and take a proctored assessment.

If you meet the above requirements, you may speak with Dr. Jonathan Brown, Math Lab Coordinator during the last two weeks of the semester.  This will give you an opportunity to explain any family or medical issues that have made completing your work this semester difficult for you. Dr. Jonathan Brown will consider your requests once the testing period is over, before turning in a grade for you. A request form for an Incomplete for Summer 2018 semester will be available at the Front Desk in the Math Learning Center during the last two weeks of the semester. 

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. 

Incomplete students are required to attend an incomplete debriefing, meet a new milestone schedule, and complete 8 hours per week starting August 2nd. The default incomplete period will be 2 months. If all requirements are met during those two months, then the incomplete can be extended up to 4 more months. Missing any requirements during the initial 2 month period will result in immediate termination of the incomplete. Receiving an incomplete will have repercussions on your enrollment that you should discuss before considering this option.

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.  

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