Registrar & Student Records

Enrollment Status / Class Standing

Enrollment status; that is, whether a student is full-time or part-time, is based upon the number of credit hours he/she is enrolled in each semester.

Enrollment Status
  Undergraduate Students Graduate Students
Full-time status 12 or more credit hours 8 or more credit hours
3/4 time status 9 - 11 credit hours 6 - 7 credit hours
1/2 time status 6 - 8 credit hours 4 - 5 credit hours
< 1/2 time 1 - 5 credit hours 1 - 3 credit hours

Class standing (i.e. freshman, sophomore, etc) is based upon the number of credit hours alreadly earned.

Class Standing
Class Current Credit
Hours Required
Effective July 1, 2015
Credit Hours Required
Freshman 0 - 25 credit hours 0 - 29 credit hours
Sophomore 26 - 55 credit hours 30 - 59 credit hours
Junior 56 - 85 credit hours 60 - 89 credit hours
Senior 86 or more credit hours 90 or more credit hours

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 timeframe.

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.  Request to Exceed Maximum Credit Hours.

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Good Academic Standing

The minimum standard for academic "good standing" at Indiana University East is a cumulative grade point average of 2.00, or a "C" average.

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