Incomplete Policy

Policy #: 
ACD 101.001
Executive Owner: 
Senior Vice President Operational Strategy & Learning

This policy applies to all AdventHealth University (AHU) students.


The purpose of this policy is to outline the appropriate assignment of an Incomplete grade by a faculty member.

  • An Incomplete (I) is assigned when an approved or extenuating personal circumstance prevents a student, who is passing a course, from completing final assignments and other course requirements by the end of the trimester.
  • Students must request an Incomplete grade in writing from the course instructor prior to the end of the course. The instructor determines whether an Incomplete is appropriate and submits the completed request to the Office of the Registrar with approval from the department chair.
  • To change an Incomplete, a student must submit all completed work established by the department. If required work is not completed by the established deadline, the Incomplete will automatically be changed to the grade noted on the Request for Incomplete Grade Form. Students may have up to the end of the following trimester to complete the outstanding assignments. A student who cannot complete course requirements by the specified deadline may request an extension from the instructor and department chair. Incompletes issued for the spring term must be completed by the end of the summer to ensure that the updated grades and hours may be reported to the State so funding may be verified.
  • Students are assessed a charge for the processing of an Incomplete grade. Refer to the Financial Information in the Academic Catalog.



Circumstances: May include, but are not limited to, illness, the death of a family member, a family emergency, program remediation, or extension/interruption of a clinical schedule.

Approved by: 
Approval Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Effective Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Review Date: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2020