If a student completes almost all of a course but is not able to finish the required work by the end of the quarter, s/he may arrange with the instructor to take an incomplete in the course. In most cases, the student meets with the instructor to request the incomplete (the instructor may refuse), and together the student and instructor determine how the remaining work will be made up. An "I" grade will appear on the grade report.
Normally, the remaining work for the course is completed before the end of the next quarter and the instructor submits a grade. In some instances, the instructor will ask a student to sit in on the class the following quarter in order to make up the incomplete. In such cases, the student should never reregister for the course. Instead, the instructor submits an incomplete removal form at the end of that quarter.
Incomplete makeups are added into the GPA for the quarter in which the "I" was received, not the quarter in which the work is finished. The grade is posted next to the "I," which is not erased.
An Individualized Studies major is a special interdisciplinary major designed by an individual student. Each Individualized Studies program is unique.
A Individualized Studies program is not a random collection of courses. Instead, each Individualized Studies major is a carefully selected group of courses, all of which relate to a central theme. Because an Individualized Studies major cannot be too similar to any existing UW major, all Individualized Studies majors are interdisciplinary, drawing courses from two or more departments.
One of the three Areas of Knowledge. A certain number of courses in this area must be completed to fulfill the General Education requirement; how many depends on the college or school your major is in.
This Area includes a wide variety of options for the study of human beings and societies. Courses focus on the history, development, and dynamics of human behavior, as well as social and cultural institutions and practices. Departments that offer such courses include American ethnic studies, anthropology, economics, geography, international studies, political science, psychology, sociology, and women studies. I&S includes, from departments such as history, philosophy, and religion, courses traditionally grouped with "humanities" at other colleges.
A file of Instructor Class Descriptions is available online. These are prepared by individual instructors and follow a standard format. If there is a description on file for a course, there is a link to it from the online Course Descriptions entry for the course, and a link from the instructor's name in the online Time Schedule.
A number of departments also provide course descriptions on their home pages.
The UW awards credit for IB scores of 5, 6, or 7 in many Higher Level exams. The credit and placement awards for IB exams can be found on the Admissions website.
International students are non-U.S. citizens who have no permanent immigration status in the U.S.; they usually are required to have a student visa. Students with permanent resident, immigrant, or refugee status in the U.S. are not considered international students for admission purposes.