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 completed 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 completed at least twelve (12) credit hours of graded coursework and who attained a grade point average of 3.50 or higher in that semester and does not qualify for the Chancellor’s List.
  • For part-time students, an annual Dean’s List is tabulated at the conclusion of the summer semester. It includes any student in good standing during the academic year who completed at least twelve (12) credit hours of graded coursework on a part-time basis over Fall, Spring and/or Summer, and who accumulated a grade point average of 3.50 or higher in those semesters. May graduates are eligible.

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.

Grade Forgiveness Policy (a.k.a. "Fresh Start")

(sometimes referred to as "Academic Bankruptcy" or "Academic Amnesty")

Petition for Grade Forgiveness Form

IU East Petitioning Guidelines for Grade Forgiveness

  1. Meet with your advisor to review the IU East grade forgiveness policy and your options.
  2. If eligible, complete the Petition for Grade Forgiveness with your academic advisor’s assistance.
  3. Your academic advisor will forward your petition to Student Records (WZ116) for final processing.
  4. The Office of Student Records will notify you when/if forgiveness is applied to your academic record.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Criteria: Students who are enrolled in an IU East undergraduate degree program (BUSE, EDUC, HSS, NSM, NURS) may petition for grade forgiveness if all of the following conditions are met:

  • Student has experienced a gap in enrollment of at least two (2) calendar years.  THIS IS NEW!  Prior to Fall 2019, the gap of enrollment must have been four (4) calendar years. Effective Fall 2019, the required gap of enrollment will be reduced to two (2) calendar years.
  • Student has since completed at least 12 credit hours of graded course work, at IU East, and has passed all courses with a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Student has passed all IU East courses with an average GPA of at least 2.0 in the current enrollment period.
  • The student is pursuing their first baccalaureate degree. 

This grade forgiveness policy applies to all IU East undergraduate degree programs. Programs in system-wide schools (e.g., SWK) are excluded, as are baccalaureate degree programs offered from other institutions (e.g., Purdue).

Scope of Grade Forgiveness
Grade forgiveness is only available for courses completed at Indiana University.  Forgiveness is not available to students in all schools, such that a student granted forgiveness in one academic unit may or may not receive forgiveness if transferring to another academic unit.
 

Schools are not required to adopt the general campus policy. Schools retain the right to grant, qualify, or refuse grade forgiveness to their degree candidates. Schools may specify GPA requirements for degree conferral, including specifying a minimum cumulative GPA that may exclude grades forgiven under the general campus policy. 

Schools retain the right to consider all records of student performance in determining admission to the School, granting of honors, and other matters.

Use of Grade Forgiveness
Grade forgiveness may be invoked only once. Once granted, it cannot be revoked. Grade forgiveness will remove forgiven coursework from consideration in IU East degree programs, which permit this policy.
 

Students should utilize “grade forgiveness” for courses completed before re-enrollment and use “grade replacement” for courses completed after re-enrollment.

Students must obtain their advisor’s approval to exercise grade forgiveness, and student should exercise the option before applying for graduation. Schools may require additional approvals and conditions. 

Effect of Grade Forgiveness
Once grade forgiveness has been granted, the student starts with a recalculated programGPA with no hours and no points from the forgiven classes contributing to that GPA.

Grade forgiveness removes all academic (but not disciplinary) consequences from coursework.

A student’s transcript should accurately reflect all of the student’s academic work. Transcripts of students who exercised grade forgiveness will reflect all grades. A statement on the transcript will explain which grades have been excluded from the program GPA calculation.

Effective Date
Students may apply for grade forgiveness as early as Summer 2019. First effective term is Fall 2019.

Passed Faculty Senate ­ April 3, 2018

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