Marnie Raelene (marniequa) wrote in uw,
Marnie Raelene

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incomplete vs X

I am graduating in a few days and this question keeps coming up so I need some clarification.

What's the big deal about taking an incomplete? Why does it look so bad?
I am probably not going to finish my senior thesis until the end of July. I will be done with all of my other classes and not registered for anything this summer (or ever again!)
I just assumed I could take an incomplete and get a grade in August. But, I have been told to ask for an X which really just means [grade pending] instead because it "looks better".

Either way I'm going to graduate. I already have a job lined up so this won't affect my future career. I am considering grad school for educational counseling in a few years but that's not my only option.

Is it a big deal to ask a prof to give you an X instead?
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