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III. REGISTRATION

GRADING PROCESS

POLICIES ON INCOMPLETES

a. The Faculty strongly discourages incompletes. The requirements for all courses and their time parameters are to be clearly delineated in each course, as well as those conditions under which an incomplete request may be considered. In a very few courses it may be impossible for students to complete a consultation, test protocols, etc., for reasons beyond the student's control. In such limited cases, or for severe health or family problems, a student may request an extension of time to finish course requirements.

b. Under rare circumstances a further extension may be considered as follows: Students must give a written request to the course instructor before the deadline date, specifying the reason for an extension and suggesting a new time deadline. If the instructor does not give approval, a grade of "F" will be recorded unless work is completed and received by deadline date. If the instructor gives written approval for an extension, students must give the original copy of the signed approved request to the Department Chair and one copy to the Administrative Assistant to be filed in the student's folder.

c. This policy on incompletes does not apply to Dissertation credits.

d. School Psychology Students: Three grades of “Incomplete” on a school psychology student’s record are grounds for probation.  A school psychology student with three or more grades of “Incomplete” on his/her record will not be allowed to register for additional courses until all coursework in uncompleted courses is completed and “Incompletes” are replaced with grades. 

If a school psychology student has a grade of “Incomplete” on his/her record, required coursework must be completed within the timeframe required by the instructor, but no longer than one year from the end of the semester in which the course was taken.  Grades of “Incomplete” will turn to grades of “F” after one year.

School psychology students will not be eligible for internship until all grades of “Incomplete” are satisfactorily completed and removed from the record.  The chair will not sign off on the internship application until all incomplete grades are removed. School psychology students will not be eligible for certification until all grades of “Incomplete” are satisfactorily completed and removed from the record.

e. Clinical Psychology Students
: Clinical students who have 3 incompletes on their transcript because of work that they failed to complete will be considered for probation. Incompletes in GSAPP general clinic or practicum credits will count toward this number. This will not apply to instances where the incomplete is due to the teacher’s failure to grade an assignment or when the completion of an assignment is contingent on clinical work that has been delayed due to reasons outside the student’s control (e.g., a case has yet to be assigned to a student in a first-year therapy sequence course).

If a clinical psychology student has a grade of “Incomplete” on his/her record, required coursework must be completed within the timeframe required by the instructor, but no longer than one year from the end of the semester in which the course was taken. 

Clinical psychology students will not be eligible for internship until all grades of “Incomplete” are satisfactorily completed and removed from the record. The chair will not sign off on the internship application until all incomplete grades are removed.