The DF-Deferred applies to the numerical, the CR-NC, and P-N grading systems.
Given only to graduate students who are doing satisfactory work but cannot complete the course work because of reasons acceptable to the instructor.
The required work must be completed and a grade reported within six months (190 calendar days from the last class day of the term of instruction), with the option of a single six-month extension (190 calendar days). If the required work is not completed within the time limit, the DF-Deferred will become U-Unfinished and will be changed to U. This rule does not apply to graduate thesis or dissertation work.