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Incomplete Request

Student Options For Spring/Summer Grades: 12 Week, 10 Week, Session 1, and Session 2 Courses

Due to the unforeseen circumstances in which in-seat courses had to be converted to in-seat remote, Davenport University recognizes that students have had to face additional obstacles and hardships beyond social distancing. As such, Davenport is sensitive to students’ needs, especially as students had no choice in the matter. Several grading options have been developed in the hopes of ensuring all of our students face the least amount of disruption when it comes to their education. Students may choose one or both of the following options:

  1. Apply for an Incomplete*--Students who apply for an Incomplete maybe those who find themselves overwhelmed due to the pandemic or to moving online and may find it necessary to stop out temporarily or maybe those who become sick, need to attend to someone who is ill, or have to be quarantined, etc. before the end of the term. If a student applies for an Incomplete and the course instructor approves, the student will:
  • Have access to their online classroom during the remainder of the semester.
  • Receive a grade of “I” on the grade report. A copy of the Request Form will be filed in the Registrar’s Office, and the student and the course instructor will each receive a copy.
  • Spring/Summer Session 1 students have until Saturday, October 31 to complete the coursework and assessment and earn a grade, as the I grade does not reflect credit for the course. If the coursework and assessment are not completed by this deadline, the “I” grade will automatically convert to an F.
    • Spring/Summer Session 1 students receiving an incomplete may not see a final grade in the system until after Saturday, November 7
  • 12-week class and Spring/Summer Session 2 students have until Tuesday, December 15 to complete the coursework and assessment and earn a grade, as the I grade does not reflect credit for the course. If the coursework and assessment are not completed by this deadline, the “I” grade will automatically convert to an F.
    • 12-week class and Spring/Summer Session 2 students receiving an incomplete may not see a final grade in the system until after Tuesday, December 22
  • Be aware that if a course with an “I” grade is a prerequisite for another course, that other course may not be taken until the “I” has been changed to reflect a passing grade.
  • If a graduating student is expecting to sit for a certification exam (such as the NCLEX for nursing), an "I" will prevent the Registrar's Office from issuing a Certificate of Completion until the course is successfully completed. This Incomplete grade will delay the student's ability to sit for testing for any professional credential.
  • Apply prior to the last day of class in order to be eligible for the “I” grade.
  • Students will receive an email from their instructor letting them know if their request has been approved or denied

*Student-athletes and international students should consult with their Academic Advisor before submitting an Incomplete grade request to discuss how it may impact their eligibility and student status.

  1. Apply for Credit/No Credit*--this option is also available to all students. Students who may apply for such a grade may be worried about this disruptive semester affecting their GPA. If a student applies for a Credit/No Credit grade and the course instructor approves, the student should be aware of the following:
  • A grade of “CR” (credit received) will be recorded on the grade report if the student has passed the course. A grade of “NC” will be recorded on the grade report if the student has not passed the course. An “NC” has no effect on the student’s GPA, nor does the student receive credit for the course.
  • The minimum percentage of total points for the course that must be earned for a “CR” grade is determined by the established course grading scale which varies between different courses.
  • If a student is struggling with their minimum major GPA, earning a “CR” grade will not help raise the GPA as there are no GPA points assigned to such a grade.
  • A student must submit an application for this request no later than one week before the class ends if an Incomplete has not been requested and approved. If an Incomplete has been approved:
    • Spring/Summer Session 1 students will have until Saturday, October 24 to apply for the CR/NC option and
    • 12-week class and Spring/Summer Session 2 students will have until Tuesday, December 8 to apply for the CR/NC option.
  •  Students will receive an email from their instructor letting them know if their request has been approved or denied.

*VA regulations for students using GI Bill® education benefits require you to earn a letter grade in each of your classes.  The VA does not recognize a Credit/No Credit grade as a letter grade.  Choosing this option could result in financial debt where you may end up owing money to the federal government. So if you need more time to complete your course(s) this semester, please request an extended Incomplete grade.

Students who want to choose one of these options can obtain the Request Form at (link). They should follow the instructions on the form as the instructor must approve the request. Following these instructions will ensure correct grade submission.

Financial aid recipients interested in the Incomplete grade option should speak with a Financial Aid Counselor before the request is submitted. Incomplete grades may cause a return of financial aid funds already received for the spring/summer 2020 semester, and can also negatively affect a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standing. Please reach out to the financial aid office via email, financialaid@davenport.edu, or by phone, 866-774-0004, or for more details on how you might be impacted.