All first-timeincollege (beginner) applicants for undergraduate admission must arrange for the submission of official transcripts indicating the award of a high school diploma or GED. The primary criterion used to assess preparation for collegelevel work is the applicant’s high school curriculum. All first-time beginner applicants are expected to have a minimum of 28 college preparatory units; all students with an Academic Honors Diploma and all students with a Core 40 diploma with a high school grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.00 scale) are treated as meeting the standards for academic preparation. Students with a grade point average between 2.00-2.49 may be admitted on a success path.
In addition to the high school curriculum of an applicant, the following factors are evaluated to assess further the firsttime beginner applicant’s academic abilities, motivation and maturity, and hence potential for success in completing a bachelor’s degree at IU East.
- High school grade point average (GPA)
- Class rank
- Credits and grades in AP, dual credit, or other collegelevel courses
- Awards, recognitions, recommendations, accomplishments and other activities indicating potential for success
- SAT or ACT test scores (optional)
Other relevant factors (work experience, military service, etc.) may be considered for evaluating nontraditional age, firsttime applicants. Final admissions decisions are based on an evaluation of an applicant’s record as a whole.
External Transfer Students
Applicants who have previously attended one or more accredited two-year or four-year colleges and universities external to Indiana University and have attempted 12 credits or more of coursework from those institutions are considered transfer applicants. AP, dual credit, dual enrollment, or other college level courses taken prior to high school graduation are not included in the calculation of attempted credits. Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts from all institutions previously attended. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.00 scale) at the most recently attended institution is expected. Transfer applicants who have accomplished one of the following are eligible for undergraduate admission to IU East.
- Documented receipt of an accredited associate degree.
- Completion of 12 credits or more of postsecondary transferable coursework from previous institutions.
- Completion of courses equivalent college preparatory or higher level writing and math courses, with grades of at least C in both.
Transfer applicants who do not meet one of these criteria, or applicants who do not have at least 12 credits of attempted courses, are evaluated based on the same criteria as first-time beginner applicants. Students with a grade point average between 2.00-2.49 may be admitted on a success path.
Inter-Campus Transfer Students
Applicants for permanent transfer to IU East from another campus of Indiana University should have an Indiana University cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. Students with a grade point average between 2.00-2.49 may be admitted on a success path.
Former IU East students applying for re-admittance should have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. Students with a grade point average between 2.00-2.49 may be admitted on a success path.
Admitted students whose incoming grade point average is 2.00-2.49 will be put on a success path, working with their academic advisor and other designated entities on campus. The success path will be individualized to meet each student’s specific academic goals.
When an applicant is not admitted, the letter to the applicant will include pathway recommendations in order to be reconsidered at a later date, usually the successful completion of certain courses at a two-year community college. The applicant will be given an IU student identification number and encouraged to reapply. The Office of Admissions will follow up with letters and/or phone calls to inquire as to applicant progress.
Responsibilities and Accountability
The IU East Faculty Senate grants its Admissions and Academic Affairs (AAA) Committee the responsibility for reviewing and recommending changes to the undergraduate admissions policy. This is to be done in collaboration and coordination with the Office of Admissions. The Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is responsible for oversight of the IU East admissions policy, ensuring compliance with principles and guidelines set forth by the IU Board of Trustees and achievement of satisfactory levels of student academic quality and success.
If a provision of this policy is held in violation of state or federal laws and regulations, or contrary to Indiana University policy, or otherwise invalid, only the affected part shall be void. This invalidity shall not affect other provisions of this policy which can be given effect without the invalid provisions. To this end, the provisions of this policy are severable.