The minimum standard for academic [undergraduate] good standing at IU is a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, or a C average.
The Chancellor’s List is tabulated each fall and spring semester and includes the following:
Any student in good standing at the conclusion of the semester, who took at least twelve (12) graded credit hours and who attained a 4.0 grade point average in that semester.
The Deans’ List is tabulated each fall and spring semester and includes the following:
Any student in good standing at the conclusion of the semester, who took at least twelve (12) graded credit hours and who attained a grade point average of 3.50 in that semester and does not qualify for the Chancellor’s List.
Graduating with Academic Distinction
To graduate with academic distinction, baccalaureate degree candidates must:
- Rank within the highest 10% of the graduating class of their respective school,
- Must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours at Indiana University, and
- Must meet the IU cumulative GPA criteria outlined below
- Distinction 3.70 - 3.799 Crimson
- High Distinction 3.80 - 3.899 Cream
- Highest Distinction 3.90 - 4.000 Crimson & Cream
Candidates who are awarded honors in general scholarship are distinguished by crimson and cream fourrageres, which are looped cords worn from the left shoulder during the commencement exercise. Fourrageres with crimson and cream cords indicate "highest distinction;" those with all cream cords indicate "high distinction;" and those with all crimson cords indicate "distinction." Honors are awarded by vote of the various faculties, and the fourrageres are provided by the university. The appropriate recognition is recorded on the individual's diploma as a permanent testimonial of achievement.
A student whose cumulative grade point average at the beginning of a semester is below 2.00 will be placed on academic probation. The student will remain on academic probation until their cumulative grade point average is 2.00 or above.
A student whose cumulative grade point average is below 2.00 and who has completed at least 12 credit hours of graded course work while continuously on probation may be suspended. The student may appeal this suspension to the Admissions and Academic Affairs Committee.
Appeal of Suspension
Students may appeal their academic suspension to the Admissions and Academic Affairs Committee. Any appeal of suspension must be made in writing and prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wishes to enroll, according to a schedule established by the Dean of Students. The appeal should explain any extenuating circumstances that may have hindered academic performance and must offer a clear explanation for further study and schedule plans.
The Admissions and Academic Affairs Committee determines the conditions under which the student may re-enroll, depending on the severity of the student’s academic deficiency. Students who obtain permission to re-enroll will continue to be on probation. Sanctions may range from affirmation of the suspension to permission to re-enroll. The decision of the Admissions and Academic Affairs Committee is final.
An academically suspended student may petition for reinstatement after at least one spring or fall semester has passed. Petitions for reinstatement must be made in writing and prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student wishes to enroll, according to a schedule established by the Dean of Students. The petition should explain any extenuating circumstances that may have hindered academic performance and must offer a clear explanation of further study and schedule plans.
The Admissions and Academic Affairs Committee determines the conditions under which the student is reinstated, depending on the severity of the student’s academic deficiency. Sanctions may range from affirmation of the suspension to permission to be reinstated. The decision of the Admissions and Academic Affairs Committee is final. A student who is reinstated will continue to be on academic probation.
Criteria for Academic Forgiveness
Students enrolled in system-wide degree programs are not eligible (i.e., General Studies or Social Work).
Students who are enrolled in an IU East degree program may petition for Academic Forgiveness if all of the following conditions are met. Student:
- is currently enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in an IU East degree program.
- has not been granted an undergraduate degree from any campus of Indiana University. Students who are eligible to graduate must exercise academic forgiveness prior to applying for graduation.
- has experienced a gap in enrollment of at least four (4) years.
- has since completed at least 12 credit hours of graded course work and has passed all courses with a GPA of at least 2.0.
Semesters forgiven at IU East may not be forgiven at any other IU campus, or in non-IU East degree programs. Regardless of whether academic forgiveness has been granted, individual IU East degree programs may choose to count all courses and grades for purposes of admission to programs and/or for granting honors.
Use of Academic Forgiveness
Academic forgiveness may be invoked only once
Once granted, it cannot be revoked. Academic forgiveness will remove all forgiven coursework from consideration in IU East degree programs. Therefore, students should carefully consider whether to apply for academic forgiveness of entire semesters or instead choose instead to repeat selectively individual courses and replace those grades using the Grade Replacement policy. Students must consult with and obtain their advisor’s recommendation prior to exercising academic forgiveness.
Effect of Academic Forgiveness
Grade Point Average
Once academic forgiveness has been granted, the student starts with a recalculated cumulative GPA with no hours and no points from the forgiven period contributing to that GPA. The rules of academic probation and suspension will apply based on the recalculated program GPA.
Forgiveness of “X”-ed courses
Academic forgiveness removes all academic (but not disciplinary) consequences from coursework stemming from the forgiven semesters. The number of credit hours for which the “X” option has been applied will not include those courses for which this option had been exercised, but that have later been forgiven.
A student’s transcript should accurately reflect all of the student’s academic work. Transcripts of students who exercised academic forgiveness will reflect all grades. A statement on the student’s unofficial transcript and degree progress report will explain which grades have been excluded from the program GPA calculation.
Petitioning for Academic Forgiveness
Make an appointment with your advisor to review the Indiana University East academic forgiveness policy criteria and to discuss your options.
Assuming that you are eligible for academic forgiveness, complete the Petition for Academic Forgiveness with your advisor’s assistance. Your academic advisor will forward your petition to the Office of Student Records (WZ 116) for final processing. The Office of Student Records will notify you when/if academic forgiveness is applied to your academic record.
Academic Year Class Meeting Periods
(Fall and Spring Semesters)
Standard 3 Credit Hour Class ~ 16 Week Semester
14 wks of instruction + 1 wk of finals + 1 wk of breaks and/or holidays
Approx. 2,100 instructional minutes per 3 credit hours
Approx. 700 instructional minutes per credit hour
The standard length of a three-credit hour course shall be 50 minutes three times a week or 75 minutes twice a week. The standard length of a three-credit hour course, meeting only once a week, shall be 2 hours and 35 minutes, with a 12 minute break. The length of time between class periods shall be 10 minutes.
Deviation from standard class time slots (outlined below) must be pre-approved by the appropriate School Dean in order to minimize scheduling conflicts for students.
M W F 8:00- 8:50, 9:00- 9:50, 10:00-10:50, 11:00-11:50
M W or T R 8:00- 9:15, 9:30-10:45, 11:00-12:15
1 meeting 8:00-10:35, 9:30-12:05
M W F 12:00-12:50, 1:00- 1:50, 2:00- 2:50, 3:00- 3:50, 4:00 - 4:50
M W or T R 12:30-1:45, 2:00- 3:15, 3:30- 4:45
1 meeting 12:30- 3:05, 2:00- 4:35
M W or T R 5:30- 6:45, 7:00- 8:15, 8:30- 9:45
1 meeting 5:30- 8:15, 7:00- 9:45
Revised by AAC, March 1985
Updated December 1991
Updated January 2000