Academic Standards

Academic standards requirements

If you run into academic and/or personal difficulties, we want to help. Our goal is to help you identify and address the factors which led to your difficulty, and help you get back into good standing to complete your degree.

Review of academic records

Academic records are reviewed after grades become final at the end of the fall, spring, and summer term. Determination of academic status is based upon all credit hours completed (transfer and IU graded hours) and IU Cumulative GPA (CGPA). A student's IU CGPA includes courses taken at all IU campuses but does not include other transfer work. Replacing a grade using the Extended X policy may affect academic status, but only if the X petition is filed before grades are final. Students will be notified of their academic status via email.

Academic Good Standing

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is considered to be in academic good standing within the Center for Students in Transition (SIT).

Academic Probation

All students with an IU CGPA below a 2.0 are placed on some form of academic probation. The only way to get off of probation is for a student to raise his or her IU CGPA to a 2.0 or above.

The type of probation a student is on (probation vs. critical probation) is based on the student's IU CGPA and class standing (in other words, credit hours).

Credit Hours Completed*Probation if IU CGPA is less than 2.00 and isCritical Probation if IU CGPA is
1-181.33 or higherless than 1.33
19-361.63 or higherless than 1.63
37-451.83 or higherless than 1.83
46+less than 2.00

*To calculate credit hours completed, you will need to include your IUGPA hours (not hours earned) and your transfer hours.

Critical Probation

The first time a student’s IU CGPA falls into the critical probation range, the student is placed on critical probation, which then places the student in danger of dismissal. If the student’s IU CGPA falls into the critical probation range a second time, the student is dismissed. However, students who have a semester IU GPA of 2.5 or higher are not dismissed, regardless of their cumulative grade point average.

Students taking coursework at another IU campus will be held to the same standards.

Dismissal

The second time a student’s IU CGPA falls into the critical probation range (and the semester IUGPA is not 2.5 or above) the student is dismissed and may not enroll at IU Bloomington for at least one fall or spring semester. The student is also unable to take summer session courses at IU Bloomington.

The only time a dismissed student can enroll again at IU Bloomington through Students in Transition is if the student has been reinstated or has earned good academic standing (through another IU campus). After an absence from IU Bloomington for a fall or spring semester or longer, the student may petition to be considered for reinstatement.

Second Dismissal

The third time a student’s IU CGPA falls into the critical probation range (and the semester GPA is not 2.5 or above) the student is dismissed a second time and cannot petition for reinstatement until a full calendar year has passed.

If a student is able to get back into good standing through coursework taken another IU campus, the student may return without filing for reinstatement.

Termination

The fourth time a student’s IU CGPA falls into the critical probation range (and the semester GPA is not 2.5 or above) the student is terminated and cannot return to IU Bloomington through the Center for Students in Transition.