The IP "in progress" grade is used for pre-defined courses such as internship or supervised practice in a public school setting that normally extend past the grading period deadline. It may also be used for a sequence of courses such as thesis and dissertation where a final grade is not recorded until the sequence is completed.
Courses that use the "IP" grade are designated as such during the course approval process or grandfathered in on approval of the Office of Academic Affairs. The "IP" grade can only be applied to such courses and does not substitute for the "I" grade. An IP grade remains on the transcript until the final grade is changed via the Change of Grade Form.
Courses graded IP are not used in calculating a student's grade point average until graduation. At that time, courses still on the record as IP will be treated as courses attempted, but the IP will remain.