The grade of Incomplete (I) may be used in special circumstances. The Incomplete may be given only at the end of a semester to a student whose work is progressing, "but who has left unfinished a small amount of work for completion without further class attendance. The instructor must file with the Registrar an Incomplete Grade form describing the work to be completed, indicating a tentative final grade to be assigned if the work is not completed and the time period in which the work must be completed (no longer than the following semester).
The student has the responsibility to take the initiative in completing the work and is expected to make up the incomplete as specified by the instructor. If action is not taken the "I" grade will revert to the tentative final grade. The final grade becomes an "F" if no tentative grade is assigned. In the event the instructor from whom a student received an incomplete is not available, the disposition of a case involving an incomplete grade resides with the Head of the Department. The grade 'I' must be replaced within one semester after the grade is assigned.
The grade Withdrawal (W) is assigned when a student officially drops a course during the period between the ends of the third and sixth week. Prior to that time if a student drops a course no entry is made on the academic record. A "W" does not affect the student's GP A.
Students may elect to repeat a course. When a student retakes a course, the actual grade will be recorded instead of "R". All passing grades will be used to calculate the CGPA even if a course is retaken. When a student retakes a course in which student received "F" grade(s) earlier, s/he must apply not to include the "F" grade(s) in his/her CGPA calculation. An "F" grade earned in any credit course will be used to calculate CGPA until the course is retaken and an application is submitted. The retake policy in case of courses with "F" grades will apply immediately to all students at NSU irrespective of their date of enrollment. There will be no limit on the number of times a course can be retaken. This retake policy is effective from Spring 2003 semester.
Students who wish to retake a course must register for the course again and will be assessed tuition and applicable fees.
Grades F will be recorded for students who have not fulfilled academic obligations and have not obtained a grade, and for students who abandon their courses without officially withdrawing from a course.