If, for reasons beyond your control, you are unable to complete a course within the prescribed amount of time, it may be possible to have your grade deferred for the course and complete it at a later date.
A few things to remember when requesting a deferred grade:
- Approval for a deferred grade must be given by the instructor of the course.
- Approval needs to be granted prior to the beginning of the final exam period of the semester in which the course is scheduled.
- A “DF” symbol will be entered on your transcript until a grade is posted.
- If a deferred grade appears on your record, you will not receive your diploma until a grade is posted.
- Courses with a deferred grade will not be included in your GPA calculations for the semester.
- A deferred grade may impact on your student aid. Contact the Office of Student Aid to see how this could affect you.
Deadline for courses taken spring 2012 and later
- Undergraduate and law students: 10 weeks after course end date
- Graduate students: 25 weeks after course end date
The above deadlines apply to spring, summer, and fall semesters.
An extension may be granted beyond a deadline, in agreement with the course instructor, only where there are extenuating circumstances. Whether it is a deferred grade or an extension of a deferred grade that is granted, it is recommended that you work with your instructor to establish, in writing, a clear communication and assignment submission plan.