Policies & Procedures

Grading System

SPEA follows the official grading system of Indiana University, which is as follows:

A+, A = 4.00      
C = 2.00
A– = 3.70
C- = 1.70
B+ = 3.30
D+ = 1.30
B = 3.00
D = 1.00
B- = 2.70
D- = 0.70
C+ = 2.30
F = 0.00

The following grades carry no points: I (Incomplete—an Incomplete will change to an F if the work is not completed within the time period specified by the instructor [an instructor can specify any period of time up to one year]), NR (No Grade Reported), P (Pass), R (Deferred), S (Satisfactory), W (Withdrawal —check the current Enrollment and Student Academic Information Handbook for deadlines).

On the Bloomington campus, any SPEA undergraduate student may retake a course for which he/she received a grade below an A. Students may exercise this option for no more than three courses, totaling no more than 10 credits and may use this option only once for a given course. Additional information can be found at: http://registrar.indiana.edu/extendedx.shtml.

The Indianapolis campus has an expanded policy for grade replacement. A student may replace any grade in a course by retaking it a second time. Students may replace 5 grades for a total of 15 credit hours. Additional information about the IUPUI Grade Replacement Policy can be found on the Registrar's page.

Grade Appeals

Students in Bloomington seeking to make an appeal should first meet with the professor to understand and resolve the issue. If the student feels they are at an impasse they may make an appeal to the Director, Undergraduate Programs. The director will meet individually with the student and the professor to learn about the situation and find a resolution. If no resolution is arrived at, the Director will make a final decision, informing both the student and the professor with a copy to the SPEA Executive Associate Dean.

Students in Indianapolis have 90 days after the conclusion of a course to appeal a grade. Resolution of the issue with the class instructor must be attempted before submitting a written appeal to the appropriate program director. In the event the instructor for the Indianapolis campus cannot be contacted, the student must give a notice of intent to appeal at 90 days.

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