Jan 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Standards Policy


  1. 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.
  2. Terminology
    1. Academic Good Standing: Students maintaining a CGPA of at least 2.00 are in Academic Good Standing.
    2. Probation: Students whose CGPA falls below the 2.00 standard are on Probation during the next semester for which they are registered.
    3. 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.
    4. Academic Recovery Plan: Students whose CGPA falls below the 2.00 standard must develop an Academic Recovery Plan for achieving Academic Good Standing.
    5. 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.
  3. Administrative Review and Enforcement of Standards
    1. Each college, regional campus, and the Department of Undergraduate Studies and Student Success will designate an Academic Standards officer who will be responsible for academic review and enforcement of standards.
    2. An academic review is conducted at the end of each semester.
      1. 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 4 credits), who may be placed on probation at the discretion of the appropriate Academic Standards officer.
      2. Other students falling below the 2.00 CGPA standard will be placed on probation at the end of the semester. They may continue on probation for one semester. They will be required to develop and implement an Academic Recovery Plan.
      3. Students still below the 2.00 CGPA 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. Other probation students will be dismissed.
      4. Students still below the 2.00 CGPA standard after a semester of extended probation will be dismissed.
      5. 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.
      6. 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.
      7. 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.
      8. Students admitted through the Department of Undergraduate Studies and Student Success remain under the direction of the department for at least an academic year after initial enrollment and until reaching the 2.00 CGPA standard.
  4. Academic Recovery Plan: Students not meeting the 2.00 CGPA standard must design and implement a comprehensive plan leading to Academic Good Standing. The plan must be developed with and approved by the appropriate Academic Standards officer (or designee).
    1. Analysis: Students must identify the factors contributing to their unsatisfactory achievement.
    2. Planning: Plans must include a schedule of minimum grades needed to achieve Academic Good Standing.
    3. Commitment: Students must commit to changes in behavior necessary to achieve academic success. This might include better time management, career exploration, and the use of such support services as academic advisors, tutoring, the Writing Center, the Counseling Center, the Department of Undergraduate Studies and Student Success workshops on study skills and related activities, and any other opportunities deemed important by the Academic Standards officer (or designee).
    4. Documentation: Each plan must include an explanation of satisfactory methods of documentation. It is the student’s responsibility to provide documentation supporting compliance with the agreed upon plan, if requested.
  5. Reenrollment
    1. Students dismissed under this policy may not be reenrolled for at least one calendar year.
    2. Dismissed students may, after one calendar year, apply for reenrollment through the Office of the Registrar.
      1. A decision for reenrollment of a student in probationary or dismissed status, regardless of whether the student was dismissed by the university or the student voluntarily withdrew, is the responsibility of the Academic Standards officer of the college the student wishes to enter. If the student is seeking admission to a new college, the officer of the new college will consult with the officer of the former college before making a decision. The Office of the Registrar will officially change the major based on the Academic Standards officer’s reenrollment letter to the student.
      2. A decision for reenrollment of a student enrolled at a regional campus at the time of dismissal or voluntary withdrawal, regardless of whether the student was dismissed by the university or the student voluntarily withdrew, is the responsibility of the Academic Standards officer of the regional campus.
      3. A decision for reenrollment of a student enrolled in the Department of Undergraduate Studies and Student Success/Act 101 at the time of dismissal or voluntary withdrawal is the responsibility of the Undergraduate Studies and Student Success officer.
    3. Those students who, in the opinion of the appropriate Academic Standards officer, are likely to achieve academic success may be reenrolled.
    4. Students may be reenrolled only once under this policy. Subsequent reenrollment may be available under the Canceled Semester Policy or the Fresh Start Policy.