A grade of "IP" is given for approved courses in which more than one term is required for completion because of the nature of course requirement. An "IP" may be given for graduate research papers, thesis, independent study, field experience, internship, co-op and other courses for which this alternative has been approved through the Curriculum and Instruction Committee approval process.
If the course requirements for an undergraduate course are not completed within two years from the term the "IP" is received, the student must re-register for the course to obtain credit for it. During this process, an "IP" remains on the transcript. When a final grade is assigned by the instructor, it replaces the "IP" and a notation appears on the transcript.
If the course requirements for the graduate research paper course are not completed within 1 year from the term the "IP" is received, the student must re-register for the course to obtain credit for it. Should that occur, the "IP" for the initial registration will remain on the transcript; a final letter grade will only be assigned for the active registration. A grade of "NC." "No Credit Earned" is used only for select graduate courses involving research papers for when the student does not complete enough work for evaluation. This does not affect GPA and requires re-registration if the course is not completed that term. (Effective beginning with Fall, 2012 research paper registration.)
If extenuating circumstances warrant it at the time of expiration, an additional extension of up to one year can be requested by the student. If the instructor approves the request, a Change of Grade form is used to facilitate the extension. A one year limit will be assigned unless noted otherwise. The Department Chair approval is required for this time extension. Records of "IP" grades are kept in the department offering the course.