Our work at The Institute for Worship Studies is based on collegiality; therefore, meeting deadlines is a matter of Christian community. The promptness with which academic work is submitted is not only an educational requirement, but also a matter of spiritual discipline befitting any person in ministry. All students are responsible for meeting the assignment deadlines outlined in the course syllabi and the IWS Annual Calendar.


A student who, for good cause, cannot complete the work of the course by the end of the semester may be granted an extension at the discretion of the course professor. The extension must be requested prior to the course due date. An extension fee of $100 is required. A normal extension would be one month, again at the professor’s discretion. If the extension deadline is not met, the student automatically will receive an Incomplete.


Students who have received an Incomplete in a course must complete that course before the end of the following semester before they will be allowed to take the next course in their degree track. An incomplete fee of $200 is required. If the extension fee has already been paid, that $100 will credited toward the incomplete fee. The incomplete fee is due on the tuition payment due date for the following semester. Students who take an Incomplete in a course must finish that course by the end of the following semester or fail the course. A failing grade may be eliminated or avoided by retaking the course.

Requesting Extensions and Incompletes

If an Extension or an Incomplete becomes necessary

  1. The student first must request approval from his or her instructor
  2. The instructor will notify the Registrar of the approval
  3. Then the student should submit the form below and make the required payment (online or by contacting the office)