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IUP master’s students must maintain a minimum of 3.0 (B) cumulative grade point average to be good standing academically. Doctoral students must maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average as established by their respective programs (between 3.0 and 3.5). Students who fall below good standing are placed on probation for their next active semester term, during which the grade point average required for good standing must be met. Students who fail to raise their cumulative grade point average to that required for good standing will be dropped from degree programs and will not be permitted to register for further courses.

Contact Person

Paula Stossel: 724-357-1293
Lynne Troyan: 724-357-4511


  • Immediately following the end-of-term processing, initiated by the Registrar’s Office, a report will be generated by the staff of the SGSR that will list all students whose academic standing has "changed" from their most recent active semester.
  • The assistant dean of the SGSR will review each transcript to verify the information on the report.
  • If the student is listed as having an academic standing of "Probation," and the standing is verified, a letter will be sent to the student informing him/her of the policy on Academic Good Standing.
  • A copy of this letter will be sent to the program coordinator.
  • If the student is listed as having an academic standing of "Dismissed," and the standing is verified, contact will be made with the appropriate program coordinator to learn of any additional information that might be relevant.
  • In consultation with the program coordinator, a final decision will be made concerning the dismissal.
  • The student will then be informed of the decision by letter, with copies to the program coordinator, the department chair, and the college dean.

Note: Reports on academic standing will be run after the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters.

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Stright Hall, Room 101
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1048
  • Phone: 724-357-2222
  • Fax: 724-357-4862
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.