IU East Catalog

 

Academic Standards

Good Standing

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

Chancellor’s List

The Chancellor’s List is tabulated each semester for full-time students 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.
  • The Chancellor’s List will not be altered retroactively after the completion of “I” or “R” graded courses.

Dean’s List

The Dean’s List is tabulated each semester for full-time students 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.
  • “Pass” (P) and “Satisfactory” (S) grades, while not used in GPA calculation, are considered passing grades and counted toward the 12-credit minimum requirement.
  • “Incomplete” (I) and “Deferred” (R) grades, while not used in the GPA calculation, are not considered passing grades and are therefore not counted toward the 12-credit minimum requirement.
  • 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.
  • The Dean’s List will not be altered retroactively after the completion of “I” or “R” graded courses.

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,
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours at Indiana University, and
  • Meet the IU cumulative GPA criteria outlined below:

Level

GPA Range

Cord Colors

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 academic distinction 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." Academic distinction is approved by the respective School Deans, and the cords are provided by the University. Academic distinction is recorded on the individual's diploma as a permanent testimonial of achievement.

Procedures for Determining Academic Distinction

  • Determine “10% of graduating baccalaureate degrees” (i.e. if graduating class = 400, 10% = 40).
  • Sort graduates by GPA, where IU cumulative GPA is equal to or greater than 3.700 (descending highest to lowest).
  • Sort where IU credit hours are equal to or greater than sixty (60).
    • Sort by schools.
  • Determine 10% of each school’s graduates (i.e., if Nursing has 90 graduates, then 10% = 9).
  • Dean’s verify & sign-off on their school’s academic distinction list.
  • Distribute academic distinction cords at commencement “rehearsal and/or commencement.”

Reference: Indiana University Academic Handbook, Grades and Grading Policy, Academic Distinction, University Faculty Council, April 26, 1983; November 27, 1984.

Academic Probation

A student whose semester grade point average at the end of a semester is below 2.00 will be placed on academic probation. The student will remain on academic probation until both their semester and cumulative grade point average is 2.00 or above for two consecutive semesters.

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.

Academic Dismissal

First semester: Any undergraduate degree seeking student, (full or part-time) in their first semester at IU East, whose semester grade point average at the end of the semester is 0.00, will be academically dismissed. The student may appeal this dismissal to the Admissions and Academic Affairs Committee.

Beyond First Semester: A student whose semester grade point average is below 2.00 for two consecutive semesters will be academically dismissed. The student may appeal this dismissal to the Admissions and Academic Affairs Committee.

Appeal of Suspension/Dismissal

Students may appeal their academic suspension/dismissal to the Admissions and Academic Affairs Committee. Any appeal of suspension/dismissal 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/dismissal to permission to re-enroll.

The decision of the Admissions and Academic Affairs Committee is final.  

Reinstatement

An academically suspended/dismissed 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/dismissal 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 (a.k.a. Academic Bankruptcy or Fresh Start)

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 Academic 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 Academic Forgiveness

Academic 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 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.

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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

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

Class Standing and Course Load

At Indiana University East, fulltime/ part-time enrollment status is determined based on the number of credit hours enrolled per semester:

Undergraduate Students

  • Full-time status = 12 or more credit hours
  • 3/4 time status = 9-11 credit hours
  • 1/2 time status = 6-8 credit hours
  • < 1/2 time = 1-5 credit hours

Graduate Students

  • Full-time status = 8 or more credit hours
  • 3/4 time status = 6-7 credit hours
  • 1/2 time status = 4-5 credit hours
  • < 1/2 time = 1-3 credit hours

Class Standing

Class standing is based on the number of credit hours you complete:

Class Standing

Credit Hours

Freshman

< 30

Sophomore

>= 30 and < 60

Junior

>= 60 and < 90

Senior

>= 90

Course Load

Students may register for a single course or for a full course load. Students who register for 12 or more credit hours in a fall or spring semester, or 6 credits in a summer semester, are considered full-time students. Fulltime students should carry at least 15 credit hours during each semester of the regular academic year (i.e., each fall and spring term) if they expect to complete degree requirements within the usual 4-year time frame. Except with special permission, students are not permitted to enroll in more than 18 credit hours in the fall or spring and in no more than 9 credit hours during either of the two summer sessions. A 3.00 grade point average is generally required before such permission will be granted.