A student may retake any undergraduate course and petition for exclusion of the previously earned grade from the cumulative GPA after repeating the course. A student may apply this grade replacement option for no more than five courses totaling no more than 15 credit hours. This option may be exercised no more than two times for each course. Each attempt will count toward the course and credit hour limit. Please note that grades that have been assigned as the result of academic misconduct (i.e. plagiarism) may be "repeated for credit" but may NOT be "replaced" with an X by this or any other grade replacement policy.
Previously granted FX and extended-X grades according to prior policies will be honored under this policy and will count towards course and credit hour limits as stated above.
Grades and courses for which this option is available
Grade replacement under this policy is only available for undergraduate courses with fixed credits. Grades in courses with variable topics may not be replaced unless the topics, rigor, expected competencies, and work-assignments in both courses are the same. The determination of equivalency is made by the faculty. Under this policy, any grade may be replaced by the letter grade in the retaken course with the exception of academic misconduct grades that are noted with an *. A grade of W, I, or NC cannot be used to replace another grade.** **
This policy only excludes certain grades from the calculation of the grade point average. All grades will remain part of the student's academic record; a notation on the transcript will indicate if a grade is not included in the GPA calculation. The provisions apply to undergraduate courses taken by students pursuing an undergraduate degree only. If a degree has been awarded, grades awarded prior to the award of that degree may not be replaced. Schools and programs with selective admissions criteria may use a GPA calculation that does not honor the grade replacement under this policy in determining admissibility, academic standards, honors and graduation criteria.
See also Repeat Coursework policy: https://www.iue.edu/policies/repeat-coursework.html
Students may petition for grade replacement under this policy at any time after repeating the course. The petition is made on a course-by-course basis. Once a grade replacement has been entered in a student's academic record, it may not be rescinded. The registrar's office will – in consultation with the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Admissions and Academic Affairs Committee – establish a procedure consistent with this policy.
Grades Earned at other IU campuses
Students who take a courses at other IU campuses may petition for grade replacement under this policy. However, replacement of grades is determined by the policy of the student’s degree-granting campus. The registrar at IU East shall forward petitions for grade replacement to the appropriate registrar and shall act as a liaison between the academic units and faculty who are responsible for evaluating the replacement.
Honoring grade replacement requests from other IU campuses
IU East joins all other IU campuses in honoring the principle that the grade policies on the degree granting campus are applicable for each student. Hence, if an IU East student transfers to another campus with different grade replacement policies, IU East will honor requests from that campus, on behalf of the student, to replace an IU East grade that may not be otherwise replaceable under this policy. If the student were to return to IU East for graduation, however, that grade exclusion may not apply. In such a case, the student may petition to the academic unit to honor the IU sister-campus's grade replacement policy.
Grades earned outside the IU system
Grades earned outside the IU system cannot be used to replace grades earned at IU East.
Grade replacement with courses using different course numbers
A student may petition to replace a grade in one course with the grade earned in another course, provided that the two courses are equivalent. The determination of equivalency of the two courses is made by the appropriate principal administrator and the faculty of the subject area. In order to establish equivalency, the faculty must determine that topics, rigor, expected competencies, and work-assignments in both courses are equivalent. A comparison of course descriptions alone is not adequate to establish equivalency. Students may not petition for grade replacement on the basis of having proved competency by successfully completing a subsequent course, through life experience, or through testing. [Explanation: This provision is meant to be used in cases where a course number has been changed, or where the two different course numbers are used for essentially the same course.]