30-Day Incomplete Policy for Accelerated Courses 

Note: This policy is unrelated to the Incomplete Course Policy, which applies to courses for which a student initially registers in a term. The 30-Day Incomplete Policy for Accelerated Courses applies only to courses accelerated into a term after a student has completed all originally-enrolled courses. 

 

Accelerating Courses 

 

An accelerated course is one that is added to a term after the courses enrolled at the beginning of the term have been completed (see Term Registration and Enrollment). The following rules apply to accelerating courses: 

  • Students enrolled full-time at WGU who have met On-Time Progress criteria (completed 12 CUs for undergraduate or 8 CUs for graduate) may add and begin another course in the current term. 
  • A student may accelerate a course only if they anticipate that they will be able to complete the course before the end of the term.  
  • Additional courses may be added to the term as each is completed, provided sufficient time remains in the term to complete each added course. 
  • In most cases, all currently enrolled courses, including any courses previously accelerated in the term, must be completed before adding courses to the term.  
  • By enrolling in and beginning the added course, the student is committing to engage in and attempt to finish the course in the current term. 

 

Incomplete Status for Accelerated Courses 

 

If the student does not complete the added course by the end of their term, the student may request a 30-day incomplete status for the course by speaking with their Program Mentor. In this situation, the course will be marked as “Incomplete” on the transcript for the completed term and granted incomplete status for 30 days. The following rules apply to courses granted an incomplete status under this policy: 

  • Only one course may be given a 30-day incomplete status per term, regardless of the number of courses added to the term. 
  • Requests for a 30-day incomplete status must be submitted no later than the 25th day of the last month of the term to which the course was added. 
  • The incomplete course will count negatively against the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) calculation for financial aid for the completed term for as long as it remains in the “Incomplete” status.  
  • The 30-day incomplete status is available for any student who made OTP in the term before accelerating the course, provided the course was accelerated at least two weeks prior to the end of the term. 
  • The 30-day incomplete status is available to students who have attempted the assessment or not attempted the assessment.  
  • Students may attempt the assessment multiple times within the 30-day incomplete period if necessary to pass.  
    • Assessments attempted when a course is in an incomplete status are subject to the same assessment requirements as all other assessment attempts. Refer to WGU Assessment Policies for information about applicable fees, third-party scheduling deadlines, and other important information related to assessment attempts.   
  • If the student passes the course within the 30-day incomplete period, the course will show as “Passed” on the transcript for the originally enrolled term. If the course is not completed within the 30-day incomplete period, then a “Not Passed” will appear on the transcript for the term in which the course was originally enrolled.  
    • When the “Incomplete” status of the course changes to either “Passed” or “Not Passed”, SAP will be re-calculated for the completed term to reflect the new status for the course.  
    • A course granted an incomplete status under this policy cannot be included in the initial term registration of the subsequent term. If the student does not pass the course within the Incomplete status, the student is not required to add the course to the current term. 
  • To meet full-time enrollment for the subsequent term, the student must enroll in 12 CUs for undergraduate or 8 CUs for graduate programs, not including the course granted the incomplete status. 
    • Students should register for their next term within the standard registration timeframe, even if they have an incomplete status for an accelerated course. The accelerated course cannot be included in the courses registered at the start of the next term.  
  • To meet On-Time Progress for the subsequent term, the student must complete 12 CUs for undergraduate or 8 CUs for graduate programs, not including the course granted the incomplete status.  

If the student does not complete the added course by the end of their term and does not request a 30-day incomplete status for the course, the course will be marked "Not Passed" on their transcript for the original term. The student may then enroll in the course as part of their next term, and the course will count toward the minimum required CU count for that term. 

 

 

 

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