A student whose coursework for the term (other than final examination) is incomplete in a minor way may, upon completion and approval of the I Contract Form, be granted the privilege of completing the work within a five-week period for the College of Engineering and Computer Science or the College of Business, and a four-month period for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters and School of Education beginning on the first day of classes of the immediately following term. If granted this privilege, a grade of I will be recorded. Failure to complete the required work within the specified time, or the denial of this privilege by the instructor, will result in a grade of E for the final grade. In extenuating circumstances an extension beyond the stated period may be requested by means of a petition that has been endorsed by the instructor and approved by the Academic Standards Committee. However, such arrangements for completing the work must be made within the above stipulated time period. Failure to complete the required work within the specified time will result in a grade of I being automatically treated as an IE and counted in the student's grade point average. The I will remain on the transcript even after the official final grade is assigned.