Incomplete grades do not change automatically. At times, students register for thesis or project hours a semester or more before the work is finished. An incomplete grade is issued for the thesis or project hours until after the student successfully defends. Once that happens, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the committee chair of the term and the number of hours that are incomplete. The chair is responsible for completing the paperwork to change the grade. Theses and professional projects are graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
Given that online master’s students enroll in a special section of JOURN 8090 Research in Journalism, they should work through the academic adviser to rectify any incomplete grades.