Copies must be filed in the Department and the Division of Graduate Studies. Approved May 3, 2020
Contract for Graduate Course Incomplete/In-Progress Grades for Spring 2020
When assigning final grades to students enrolled in graduate courses at Jackson State University
(JSU) for the Spring 2020 semester, Graduate Faculty utilize "Incomplete-I" and "In Progress-IP"
grading options for students who have articulated difficulty in completing assignments during the
semester due to health concerns, financial hardship, work-related conflicts, electronic access,
equipment problems, etc. Both the "I" and "IP" options should be accompanied by a contract that
must be signed (electronically or in person via U.S. mail) by the student and graduate professor
assigned to the course.
Grade Options and Due Dates
Select the appropriate option:
____Incomplete Option: For students who have completed more than 50% of the coursework and
have maintained satisfactory progress on the assignments completed, it is recommended that the
graduate professor use the "I" grade option, providing the student with a specified period of time to
complete assignments (November 15, 2020). Professor assigns grade by November 25, 2020.
____In-Progress Option: For students who have completed less than 50% of the coursework and
have unsatisfactory progress on 50% or more of the assigned coursework, it is endorsed that the
graduate professor use the "IP" grade option, providing the student with a longer but specified period
of time to complete assignments (April 15, 2021). Professor assigns grade by April 25, 2021.
Student/Instructor Contractual Information:
Student’s Name: ____________________________________ J#: ______________________
Term/Year: Spring 2020_ Course: _____________________________ CRN: _____________
Assignments to be Completed:
1.________________________________ 5._________________________________
2.________________________________ 6._________________________________
3.________________________________ 7._________________________________
4.________________________________ 8._________________________________
The student meets the eligibility criteria, and I agree to the above contract.
________________________________ ____________________________ _______________
Professor’s Signature Print Professor’s Name Date
I agree to complete the assignments above by the date indicated above.
________________________________ ____________________________ _______________
Student’s Signature Print Student’s Name Date
________________________________ ____________________________ _______________
Department Chair’s Signature Print Department Chair’s Name Date
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