IU East Catalog

Academic Standards

Good Standing

The minimum standard for academic good standing at IU is a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, or a C average.

Chancellor’s List

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) credit hours of graded coursework and who attained a 4.0 grade point average in that semester.

Dean’s List

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) credit hours of graded coursework 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 candidates must rank within the highest 10% of the graduating class, must have completed a minimum of 60 hours at Indiana University, and must meet the cumulative GPA criteria outlined below.

The following criteria will be used for awarding academic honors to graduating students with:

  • Distinction: GPA of 3.70 - 3.79
  • High Distinction: GPA of 3.80 - 3.89
  • Highest Distinction: GPA of 3.9 - 4.0

Candidates who are awarded academic distinction are identified by cream and crimson cords. Academic honors are awarded by vote of the various faculties, and the cords are provided by the university. The appropriate recognition is recorded on the individual’s diploma and transcript as a permanent testimonial of achievement.

Academic Probation

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 his/her cumulative grade point average is 2.00 or above.

Academic Suspension

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.

Reinstatement

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 who are enrolled in an IU East degree program may petition for academic forgiveness if all of the following conditions are met.

  1. Student is currently enrolled as a degree seeking undergraduate student in an IU East degree program.
  2. Student 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.
  3. Student has experienced a gap in enrollment of at least four (4) years.
  4. Student 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.

Students enrolled in system-wide degree programs are not eligible (i.e., Social Work).

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 to repeat individual courses and replace those grades using the Grade Replacement policy. Students must consult with and obtain their advisor’s signature prior to exercising academic forgiveness.

Effect of Academic Forgiveness

Grade Point Average

Once academic forgiveness has been granted, the student starts with a recalculated program GPA with no hours and no points from the forgiven period contributing to that GPA.

Forgiveness of “X”-ed courses

Academic forgiveness removes all academic (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.

Transcript

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 Duration

To view Fall/Spring class meeting timeslots (Adobe document), click here.
To view Summer class meeting timeslotes (Adobe document), click here.

Standard 3 Credit Hour Class in a 16 Week Term/Semester

  • 14 weeks of instruction
  • 1 week of finals
  • 1 week of breaks and/or holidays

Minimum of 2,100 instructional minutes.

The standard length of a three-credit hour course is 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.

Morning Classes

M W F (3 x 50 = 150 min.)
8:00-8:50, 9:00-9:50, 10:00-10:50, 11:00-11:50

M W or T R (2 x 75 = 150 min.)
8:00-9:15, 9:30-10:45, 11:00-12:15

1 meeting / week (1 x 155 - 12 = 143 min.)
8:00-10:35, 9:30-12:05

Afternoon Classes

M W F (3 x 50 = 150 min.)
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 (2 x 75 = 150 min.)
12:30-1:45, 2:00-3:15, 3:30-4:45

1 meeting (1 x 155 - 12 = 143 min.)
12:30-3:05, 2:00-4:35

Evening Classes

M W or T R (2 x 75 = 150 min.)
5:30-6:45, 7:00-8:15, 8:30-9:45

1 meeting (1 x 165 - 12 = 153 min.)
5:30-8:15, 7:00-9:45

Revised by AAC, March 1985
Updated December 1991
Updated January 2000