San Diego State University


Download Incomplete "I" Agreement*

Per Senate policy:

"An incomplete shall signify that a portion of required course work has not been completed and evaluated in the prescribed time period due to unforeseen, but fully justified, reasons and that there is still a possibility of earning credit. It shall be the student's responsibility to bring pertinent information to the instructor and to reach agreement on the means by which the remaining course requirements shall be satisfied."

  • When an incomplete grade is assigned it must have an incomplete agreement on file with the department. Download Incomplete "I" Agreement*
  • Faculty and student agree on the terms of the agreement.
  • Senate policy is one year for completion. However, faculty can set any time limit within that one year for completion.
  • Completion of the grade must be done within one year.
  • Failure to complete the assigned work within one calendar year shall result in an incomplete being counted as equivalent to an F (or a NC) for grade point average and progress point computation.
  • Completion should only entail the completion of a project, paper or exam.
  • Students should never have to “sit in” or retake the course.
  • Students must be in good standing in the course - Incompletes are not an alternative to a student failing a course.
  • Once the work is completed by the student, the instructor can change the incomplete grade to a final grade by using the “Grade Change” function in their faculty WebPortal account.

    If you have any other questions feel free to contact:
    The Office of the Registrar
    Grades Help Desk
    (619) 594-2134
    Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.