Division of Labor Studies 2004-2006 Academic Bulletin
It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of all published academic regulations.
Division of Labor Studies instructors may assign plus and minus grades. Letter grades carry the following grade points:
Grade point averages (GPAs) are computed by multiplying the grade points for the letter grade received by the number of credit hours for each course, adding these points, then dividing by the total credit hours. The GPA of a student who has earned a C+ and a B, each in 3 credit hour courses, would be computed as follows:
(2.3 x 3) + (3.0 x 3) = 15.9
15.9 ÷ 6 (credit hours) = 2.65 GPA
Incompletes can be requested by students who are faced with unforeseen circumstances and are unable to complete the course work. Incompletes are evaluated by the instructor on a case-by-case basis. The grade of Incomplete (I) will be removed from the student's record when the required course work has been satisfactorily completed. The student is expected to make up the incomplete course work by the end of the next regular semester, or earlier if stipulated. Incompletes not removed within the time specified automatically change to an F one calendar year after the Incomplete is given.
Withdrawal from Courses
Retaking Courses Previously FailedFX Policy
A grade of P is not counted when computing grade point averages. A grade of F is computed. A grade of P cannot be changed later to a grade of A, B, C, or D.
Any course offered by IU fulfills elective requirements. Students are encouraged to concentrate their elective course work in related subject fields and to consult their academic advisor.
The completion of 0 to 25 credit hours signifies freshman class standing; 26 to 55 credit hours, sophomore; 56 to 85 credit hours, junior; and 86 or more credit hours, senior class standing.
All undergraduate students majoring in labor studies who achieve a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) or higher during a fall or spring semester are placed on the Dean's Honor List. Part-time students will be placed on the list if they achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher for at least 6 consecutive credit hours. These honor students will receive letters from the dean recognizing their meritorious efforts.
Degrees are awarded every December, May, June, and August (conferral times vary by campus). Participants expecting to graduate must file written notice of intent, citing the degree and expected date of graduation, with the appropriate Division of Labor Studies office at least three months prior to graduation.
Participants who complete a minimum of 30 credit hours for the Associate of Science in Labor Studies or 60 credit hours for the Bachelor of Science in Labor Studies at Indiana University will graduate with honors if they attain the appropriate grade point averages. On most campuses, an average GPA of 3.90 or higher is recognized with highest distinction, 3.75 to 3.89 with high distinction, and 3.50 to 3.74 with distinction.
All student records are kept in the strictest confidence. Please refer to the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: www.dsa.indiana.edu/Code/index.html.
For regulations, refer to www.labor.iu.edu.
Students are automatically placed on academic probation when their cumulative grade point average for a full-time semester or 12 consecutive credit hours of work falls below 2.0. Their course work will be evaluated upon completion of an additional 12 credit hours at Indiana University. Participants are removed from probationary status if their grade point average for these 12 credit hours increases to at least 2.0 and if their cumulative grade point average increases to at least 2.0. If the cumulative grade point average remains below 2.0, probationary status continues for another 12 credit hour segment of work, during which time the cumulative grade point average must be raised to at least 2.0. If it is not, the student will be dismissed from the university. Students admitted on a provisional basis may be dismissed if they fail to achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 during the first 12 credit hours of course work completed.
Students are dismissed from the university whenever their grade point average for a full-time semester or for 12 credit hours of course work falls below 1.0 and their cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0. Probationary students are dismissed if their grade point average for the additional 12 credit hours of course work falls below 2.0. Students whose probationary status has been continued for a second 12 credit hour unit of course work and who fail to achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 after completing this unit are also dismissed.
For students with academic deficiencies in previous Indiana University course work and students who were dismissed from other postsecondary institutions, please see www.labor.iu.edu.
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