Undergraduate Program Regulations

Academic Standing of Students, Including Probation and Dismissal

A student is considered to be a candidate in good standing for an Indiana University degree when admitted into a degree program by the Office of Admissions, when the academic grade point average is not less than a 2.0 (C) for the last semester’s work, and when the cumulative average is not below the same.

The following policy regarding academic probation and dismissal applies to all Indiana University Kokomo students. 


Indiana University Kokomo places a student on academic probation to notify a student that his or her academic performance is falling short of what is needed to eventually earn a degree and is at risk of being dismissed in a subsequent semester.  The university encourages such a student to work with an academic advisor to make plans to improve their performance in subsequent semesters so that they can succeed and graduate.

Probation works as follows:

  • Any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation.

  • A student may be continued on probation when his/her semester GPA is above a 2.0 but his/her cumulative GPA is below 2.0.

  • A student will be removed from academic probation when he/she has a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. 


Dismissal from the university occurs when a student has ceased to make adequate progress toward a degree.  Students who have been dismissed from an IU campus cannot enroll at any IU campus until the appropriate amount of time has passed (as noted in the Readmission Policy referenced below).

A student on academic probation, or who has ever been on academic probation at Indiana University Kokomo, shall be dismissed from Indiana University Kokomo if his/her semester GPA is below 2.0 and his/her cumulative GPA is below that required in the bulleted list below.

Credit Hours Completed at Minimum Cumulative GPA

Close of Semester (Total Grade Pts./Total Cr. Hrs.)

  • 12 - 24 - 1.50

  • 25 - 36 - 1.75

  • 37 - 45 - 1.90

  • 46 or more - 2.00

  1. Beginning students who attempted 12 or more credit hours (including Ws) must obtain a semester GPA greater than 0.00 at the end of their first semester or they will be dismissed.
  2. Continuing students will not be evaluated for possible dismissal until they have completed 12 credit hours.
  3. A student will be removed from academic probation when he/she has a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  4. Summer sessions will count as one semester when determining academic standing.
  5. Note: The faculty of a school, division or degree program may enact more stringent or more specific policies governing probation, suspension or readmission in that school, division or degree program.  As such, students also may be dismissed from their school or program if they fail to meet academic or professional standards.  Such students will be informed of their dismissal in writing by the school's dean or the dean's campus representative.


Students may apply for readmission after dismissal.  The policy on readmission can be found at http://www.academic-affairs/faculty-resources/readmission-policy.php

(Faculty Senate, 9/18/2006; Revised 4/18/2016, 1/14/2019


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