Academic Policies & Procedures
Because the advisor-student relationship is so beneficial to the student's academic progress and career planning, School of Public Health - Bloomington students are required to meet with their assigned School of Public Health - Bloomington academic advisors before registering for classes each term. During these meetings, a student and advisor identify the courses in which the student will enroll for the following term. The resulting semester schedule is recorded on an Academic Advisor Registration Approval Form and signed by the advisor. The student must submit the signed form to the School of Public Health - Bloomington records office in SPH 115 to receive clearance to register. Paper copies of the Advisor Registration Approval Form may be picked up in SPH 115, or the form may be downloaded online at www.publichealth.indiana.edu/current-students/forms.shtml. (Additional registration information is available at http://registrar.indiana.edu/studentreg.shtml.)
Online academic advisement reports and printed degree requirement tab sheets are two effective tools used by advisors and students to track academic progress. Academic advisement reports (AAR's) are available to admitted Indiana University students at onestart.iu.edu. AAR's allow Indiana University students to view their completed and enrolled course credits in a context that shows completed academic program requirements, as well as those requirements that remain unfinished. In addition, requirements for each degree program are outlined on printed degree requirement tab sheets, available in SPH 115. The tab sheet for each academic program specifies such requirements as total credit hours needed for completion of the degree, courses to be taken, GPA requirements, suggested electives, and other information. These advising tools are used by students and their academic advisors to guide the selection of courses and monitor progress. Adhering to stated requirements is the student's responsibility. The program requirements in this bulletin are listed in the same order as found on the tab sheets.