An “enrollment period” is defined as a period of time during which a student was enrolled, with less than two (2) calendar years separating any terms of enrollment (calculated from the last day of the earlier term to the first day of the latter term).
“Grade forgiveness” means that specific course grades earned at any campus of Indiana University prior to the student’s current enrollment period at IU East will not be used in the computation of a student's undergraduate cumulative program grade point average at Indiana University East, nor will credit for such courses be used to satisfy any academic requirement. However, such grades will continue to appear on the student's official transcript.
“IU East Degree Program” means any degree program over which the faculty at Indiana University East has programmatic oversight.
Scope of Grade Forgiveness
Students currently enrolled in an IU East Degree Program may petition for grade forgiveness if all of the
following conditions are met:
- The student has experienced a gap in enrollment of at least two (2) calendar years.
- The student has completed at least 12 credit hours of graded coursework at IU East since reinstatement in the current enrollment period.
- The student has passed all courses with an average GPA of at least 2.0 in the current enrollment period.
- The student is pursuing their first baccalaureate degree.
Grade forgiveness is only available for courses completed at Indiana University. While grade forgiveness applies to all courses, credit for any prior IU coursework completed with grades of C or better, including credit taken as a non-degree student, will continue to count towards degree and/or program requirements and credit for any prior IU completed coursework satisfying general education requirements will continue to count towards general education requirements. 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 program 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 grade replacement for courses completed after re-enrollment.
Students must obtain their advisor’s approval to exercise grade forgiveness, and students should exercise the option before applying for graduation. Schools may require additional approvals and conditions.