University at Buffalo
Department of Computer Science and
Engineering endorses and follows the University policy on
Incompletes. Students should be familiar with that policy, as
expressed in the following documents.
Undergraduate Catalog Explanation of Grades
Graduate School Policy on Incomplete Grades
A summary of the main points is:
- An Incomplete will only be given for missing a small part of the
- An Incomplete will only be given when the student misses work due
to circumstances beyond his/her control.
- An Incomplete will only be given when the student is passing the
course except for the missed material.
- An Incomplete is to be made up with the original course
instructor within the time specified by the appropriate University
regulation (see appropriate document above), and usually within the
An Incomplete will not be given to allow the
student to informally retake the entire course, and have that grade
count as the grade of the original course.
Stuart C. Shapiro