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Academic Regulations Academic Standing

Academic Standing

  • 9.0: Academic Standing
  • 9.1: Good standing. For purposes of reports and communications to other institutions, and in the absence of any further qualifications of the term, a student is considered in "good standing" unless that student has been dismissed, suspended, or dropped from IPFW and not readmitted.
  • 9.2: Academic recognition. At the conclusion of each fall or spring semester (but not any summer session) the Registrar shall indicate which undergraduate students are eligible for academic recognition.
  • 9.2.1: On the Dean's List for having (a) at least 12 credit hours included in the graduation GPA, (b) at least 6 credit hours included in the semester GPA, (c) achieving at least a 3.5 graduation GPA, and (d) achieving at least a 3.0 semester GPA.
  • 9.2.2: On the Semester Honors List for (a) having at least 6 credit hours included in the semester GPA, (b) achieving at least a 3.5 semester GPA, and (c) achieving at least a 2.0 graduation GPA.
    • Any student who achieves academic recognition for either of the two previous semesters is recognized at the annual Honors Convocation. An academic record entry will note the student's achievement of academic recognition.
  • 9.3: Recognition of completion of honors program. When a student is certified by the Honors Program Council to have completed the requirements of the honors program, an appropriate academic record notation shall be made.
  • 9.4: Academic probation, dismissal, and readmission. The following probation, dismissal, and readmission criteria are minimums for IPFW; academic units may set higher standards which shall become effective upon publication in the Bulletin or its supplement. A student dismissed from a program for failure to meet the higher standards imposed by an academic unit must be accepted in another program before registering for a subsequent academic session.
  • 9.4.1: Academic Probation. A student shall be placed on academic probation if his/her fall or spring semester or cumulative GPA at the end of any fall or spring semester is less than a 2.0.  A student on academic probation shall be removed from that standing at the end of the first subsequent fall or spring semester in which he/she achieves semester and cumulative GPA's equal to or greater than 2.0.
    1. IF: Semester GPA or Cumulative GPA is <2.0= ACADEMIC PROBATION
    2. IF: On academic probation and Cumulative GPA is <2.0 but Semester GPA is >2.0= CONTINUED PROBATION
    3. IF: On academic probation and Semester GPA is <2.0 but Cumulative GPA is >2.0= CONTINUED PROBATION
    4. Any grade change due to a reporting error will result in a recalculation of the GPA and determination of probation standing.
    5. Academic standing will not be assessed in summer sessions.
    6. A student who wishes to appeal an academic probation standing should contact the academic department of their major for guidance in the appeal process.
  • 9.4.2:  Academic Dismissal. A student on academic probation shall be dismissed at the close of any fall or spring semester in which his/her semester and cumulative GPA is less than a 2.0.
    • IF: On academic probation and both the Semester GPA and Cumulative GPA are <2.0=ACADEMIC DISMISSAL
    • Any grade change due to a reporting error will result in a recalculation of the index and determination of the dismissal status.
    • A student who wishes to appeal an academic dismissal standing should contact the academic department of their major for guidance in the appeal process.
  • 9.4.3: Readmission. A student who has been dismissed from IPFW or from another campus of Indiana University or Purdue University may not enroll at IPFW until one fall or spring semester has passed. All readmissions are into probationary status and are subject to stipulations in effect as a condition of readmission. Readmissions shall be reported to the Registrar, and an appropriate entry shall be made on the student's academic record.  A student who is academically dismissed for a second time is not eligible to enroll for at least one year.
    • A student dismissed by this policy must apply to the appropriate office or readmission committee.  A fee is assessed for processing the readmission application.  Readmission is not guaranteed.

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