The option of receiving an incomplete grade (INC) is not automatic.
The student must request permission from the instructor, meet with the Dean of Students and file with the Office of Student Services a Petition for Incomplete Grade.
Used for courses taken under Pass/No Credit option. PR grades are not included in grade point average calculations.
(To earn credit for a course in which a PR grade was earned, students must repeat the course and earn a passing grade.) S--Satisfactory. This grade is recorded for student-initiated, faculty-approved withdrawal within established University deadlines. This grade is recorded for student-initiated, faculty-approved withdrawal within established University deadlines.
The GSD utilizes a system of deficiency units based on a student’s grades and the number of semesters completed in order to determine satisfactory progress and whether the termination process is initiated.
Receipt of an excessive number of incompletes, low passes, or failures may result in action under the policy on Satisfactory Progress and Termination (see below).Such an extension will be for the length of the leave of absence.Incompletes in studios must be removed prior to a student's registration in any future semester.An INC that has not been completed by the deadline will count toward deficiency units.No grade may be changed on a record after a student has graduated, unless as the result of a formal appeal, and an INC on the record at the time of graduation becomes a part of the student's permanent record.The GSD does not use a grade-point average or rank-in-class system.Non-GSD students who cross-register into a GSD course are evaluated on the same grading system as are GSD students, with the exception of Ph D students who may submit a Request to the Office of the Registrar.The dean's decision concerning the appeal of a grade is final.If a student appeals a grade assigned in his or her last term at the school, the appeal process may take place after his or her graduation.Occasional extensions to this deadline are granted upon petition to the program director.This deadline is not automatically extended for students who withdraw from the GSD after receiving an INC, but is extended for those who take an approved leave of absence.