Enrollment and Records
An Incomplete may be reported for a student who has carried a subject with a passing grade until near the end of the semester. If a student is unable to take or complete the final examination because of illness or other circumstances beyond his or her control, the student may be granted an Incomplete. An Incomplete is not given to a student who stays away from a final examination except as indicated above. In the absence of such proof the grade shall be F; even with such proof, if the instructor is convinced that the student cannot pass, the grade shall be F.
Undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Letters & Science must complete the course work for which they received the Incomplete by the end of the fourth week of classes of the their next term of enrollment at UW-Madison (exclusive of summer sessions). Failure to do so will result in a lapse into a grade of F, unless the time limit has been formally extended. Letters & Science students should see the L&S section on Incompletes for important details.
Undergraduates enrolled in schools or colleges other than Letters & Science must complete the course work for which they received the Incomplete by the end of the their next term of enrollment (exclusive of summer sessions). Incompletes incurred in the last term of enrollment may not be removed after five years of absence from the university without special advance permission of the student's associate or assistant dean. Such Incompletes remain on the record but do not lapse into a grade of F.