Academic Standards

  • Purpose: The university establishes minimum standards for cumulative grade point average (CGPA) to encourage academic accomplishment and timely progress toward graduation. This policy applies to all undergraduate students.

    Terminology

    Academic Good Standing: Students maintaining a CGPA of at least 2.00 are in Academic Good Standing.

    Probation: Students whose CGPA falls below the 2.00 standard are on probation during the next semester for which they are registered.

    Extended Probation: Students who have been authorized to continue, even though they have not achieved a 2.00 CGPA after one semester of probation, are on extended probation during the next semester for which they are registered.

    Academic Recovery Plan: Students whose CGPA falls below the 2.00 standard must develop an Academic Recovery Plan for achieving academic good standing

    Academic Recovery Hold: An Academic Recovery Hold is placed on the records of students who fail to submit an Academic Recovery Plan, preventing them from processing any registration transaction.

    Administrative Review and Enforcement of Standards

    Each college and regional campus will designate an Academic Standards Officer who will be responsible for academic review and enforcement of standards.

    An academic review is conducted at the end of each semester.

    Students earning a 0.00 CGPA at the end of their first semester of enrollment will be dismissed from the university, except for students enrolled in only one course (up to four credits), who may be placed on probation at the discretion of the appropriate Academic Standards Officer.

    Other students falling below the 2.00 CGPA standard will be placed on probation at the end of the semester. They will be required to develop and implement an Academic Recovery Plan.

    Students still below the 2.00 cumulative GPA standard after a semester of probation are subject to dismissal. The Academic Standards Officer may grant one semester of extended probation to those who

    1. made progress toward Academic Good Standing while on probation or followed their approved Academic Recovery Plan, and

    2. have a reasonable mathematical chance of reaching a 2.00 CGPA after one additional semester.

    Students still below the 2.00 CGPA standard after a semester of extended probation will be dismissed.

    Students who regain Academic Good Standing but again fall below the 2.00 CGPA standard in a subsequent semester are permitted another semester of probation and, where appropriate, extended probation.

    Students who fail to establish an Academic Recovery Plan before the beginning of registration for the next semester will incur an Academic Recovery Hold preventing registration.

    Students referred by the Office of Admissions for first-year study at a regional campus may transition to the Indiana campus upon achieving 24 credits through two regular academic semesters at a 2.00 CGPA.

    Students who are eligible and actively participating in the ACT 101 program remain under the direction of their department for at least an academic year after initial enrollment and until reaching the 2.00 CGPA standard.