Incomplete FAQ

What happens if I do not complete the research requirement(PSC1 and PSC41 only)?

If you do not complete the research requirement by the deadline, you will receive an incomplete (I) in the class. The deadline is on the Welcome page of this site.

When you finish the research requirement, your letter grade will change to whatever you earned in the class.

When can I make up the research requirement (PSC1 and PSC41 only)?

You can make up your requirement as soon as the next quarter begins.

How do I make up the research requirement? (PSC1 and PSC41 only)?
  • Log into your Sona account.
  • Select “Incomplete” for your course.
  • Participate in research and assign the credits to the Incomplete course.
  • Email the Subject Pool Coordinator at spcoordinator@ucdavis.edu that you have completed the requirement. This is IMPORTANT. If you do not do this, your Incomplete will not be changed to your letter grade.
  • The subject pool coordinator will determine whether or you have completed the requirement. If so, she will put through the paperwork to have your Incomplete changed to your letter grade. This can take a few weeks.
I have completed part of the requirement. Do I need to start over?

No. You do not need to complete the whole requirement again, just the number of units that you are missing. For example, if the requirement is 6 units, and you have completed 3, you just need to complete an additional 3 to fulfill the requirement.

How do I find out how many credits I have already completed?

You can see your old credits on your schedule and credits page. Archived credits are located in the comments column on the far right.

Do I need to reassign the credits I already completed?

No.  Please do not try to reassign your old credits when you are working to clear an Incomplete.

How will the Subject Pool Coordinator know I have completed my credits ?

The Subject Pool Coordinator can see your account.   The Coordinator will look at how many credits you completed when taking the course and how many credits you earned toward an Incomplete and add them together to see if you have completed the required number of credits.

How long do I have to fulfill the requirement before my Incomplete turns to an F?

As per university policy, you must fulfill the requirement within three registered quarters at UCD (not including Summer Sessions). Failure to do this will result in an F in the class after three quarters.

It is Summer, and I am not enrolled in any classes. Can I still clear my Incomplete?

You do not need to be enrolled in courses or even located in Davis to complete your requirement, as may be the case during the summer sessions. You may still take part in studies or submit papers even if you are not currently taking any courses. If you are not able to attend lab studies, there are typically online studies available.

I am trying to clear an Incomplete, but the System will not allow me to sign up for any online studies.

This is because of the online study limit and the fact that the default credits required for the Incomplete course is 0. Email the Subject Pool Coordinator at spcoordinator@ucdavis.edu, who will help you change your required credits. Note, the required credits reset at the end of every quarter, so if you take more than one quarter to clear your Incomplete, you may need to contact the subject pool coordinator again.

 

But I cannot get an incomplete! It will affect my scholarship/enrollment status/eligibility for sports teams/etc. Isn’t there anything you can do?

Unfortunately, the deadline to meet the requirement needs to be very strict. Moreover, it is not fair to the many students who did meet their requirements on time. Typically, there are well over 1000 students each quarter who need to complete a research requirement for PSC 1 or 41. If we granted extensions to some students, we would need to do the same for all of them and this is impossible.

Instead, you may choose to start the process of resolving your incomplete early—you can write research summaries over the break and submit them on the first day of the next quarter. Please note that they will not be graded until the start of the next quarter. You can also begin to take part in studies on the very first day of data collection (the first day of instruction).

Remember, the process of changing a grade from an “I” to a letter grade can take several weeks to be fully processed, but you can at least do your part to resolve your I at the very beginning of the next quarter if you so wish. It is highly recommended that you resolve your incomplete sooner rather than later, as after 3 quarters it will change to an “F.