Undergraduate Business

Grades of S/F, P/N, I, and W

Incomplete Grades

Instructors may report a mark of I (incomplete) only if the unfinished part of the student's work, in a course other than research, thesis, or independent study, is small; the work is unfinished for reasons acceptable to the instructor; and the student's standing in the course is satisfactory. Courses may not be repeated to remove incomplete grades. Incomplete grades must be removed by completing the unfinished part of the work. The work must be completed and submitted to the course instructor four weeks before the close of the examination period of the next full semester, excluding summer and winter sessions. Faculty and students are encouraged to clearly set out in writing the terms of completing the incomplete. Both the faculty member and the student should keep a record of this agreement. Failure to remove the incomplete before the end of the next full semester, excluding summer and winter sessions, will result in an F being assigned to replace the I. This policy stands regardless of whether or not the student is enrolled. Grade changes may be submitted converting a grade of F to a letter grade with instructor approval.

Pass/Nonpass (P/N)

Up to 15 semester hours (s.h.) required for a BBA degree may be taken on a pass nonpass (P-N) basis with consent of the instructor. A student must be in good academic standing to be eligible for the P-N option. A maximum of two P-N courses may be taken in one semester. Courses taken pass/nonpass may not be used to satisfy general education, core, or major business requirements (major business requirements include any course that fulfills a major course requirement or is offered by the major department). P-N approval forms must be completed during the first 10 days of a semester or the first one-and-one-half weeks of a summer session, and it requires the approval of the advisor and instructor. An earned grade of C- or above is recorded as a P; an earned grade of D+ or below is recorded as an N. P-N grades and credit hours are not counted in calculating a student's GPA. Students admitted to the University of Iowa prior to fall 2009 should see their advisor, because the rules changed recently.

Satisfactory/Fail (S/F)

If courses in the college are offered S/F, they are designated as such in the Schedule of Courses. All students registered receive either an S or an F. The mark of S is not used in computing GPA, but the grade of F is. A grade of F does not count as hours earned toward graduation. Special forms are not necessary to register for S/F, since all students enrolled automatically receive either an S or an F. A maximum of 15 s.h. with the mark of S is accepted toward the bachelor's degree. Students admitted to the University of Iowa prior to fall 2009 should see their advisor, because the rules changed recently.

Withdrawn (W)

Undergraduates receive the mark of W for any course at the University of Iowa dropped after the second week of the semester. Summer session deadline dates for the mark of W are listed in the Schedule of Courses.