Policies & Procedures

Academic Policies

It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of all published academic regulations online.


A grade of Incomplete can be granted and noted on the final grade report by the instructor when

  1. a substantial portion of the course work has been satisfactorily completed,
  2. the course work is of passing quality, and
  3. the student is experiencing some hardship that would render the completion of course work unjust to hold them to the time limits previously established. A grade of Incomplete will revert to an “F” after one academic year or when the incomplete contract requirements are not fulfilled.

Pass/Fail Option

Participants who are working toward a bachelor’s degree and are in good standing (not on academic probation) may take up to eight elective courses on a Pass/Fail basis (no letter grade assigned). A Pass/Fail course may not be used to satisfy any of the area requirements. Pass/Fail courses may, however, be used to meet the 300- to 400-level course requirements.

Dean’s List

All undergraduate students majoring in labor studies and achieving 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.

Graduation with Honors

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. No more than 10 percent of a class can graduate with honors.

Cheating and Plagiarism

A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, words, or statements of another person without appropriate acknowledgment. A student must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge indebtedness whenever he or she does any of the following:

  • Quotes another person’s actual words, either oral or written;
  • Paraphrases another person’s words, either oral or written;
  • Uses another person’s idea, opinion, or theory; or
  • Borrows facts, statistics, or other illustrative material, unless the information is common knowledge.
  • Please check the IU Code of Conduct for further information.

Academic Probation

Students are automatically placed on academic probation when their cumulative GPA falls below a 2.5 for 12 consecutive credit hours. Students are removed from probationary status when their GPA, for 12 credit hours, increases to at least 2.5. If the cumulative GPA continues to be below 2.5 students will remain in probationary status. They remain in this status for another 12 consecutive credit hours of course work, during which time the GPA must be raised to at least 2.5. If after two consecutive semesters a student’s GPA is still below a 2.5, 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 2.5 during the first 12 credit hours of course work. Students may also be dismissed from the program for failure to comply with any other academic requirements stipulated by the program to remove the probational status.

Academic Bulletins

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