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Academic Regulations

All students admitted to the IU School of Medicine (IUSM) Health Professions Programs are governed by the following academic regulations.  In areas where content is limited (*), students should refer to campus-level policies found in the campus policies section (see link in right-hand menu box).

Grades*  All students admitted to the IUSM Health Professions Programs are governed by the grade definitions and minimum grade requirements established by their professional program. Instructors are responsible for establishing and publishing the grading scale applicable to their courses.

Grade Point Average*

R Grade, Deferred*

Pass/Fail*  IUSM Health Professions Programs students may not use the Pass/Fail option for a stated prerequisite or a professional course. No more than one Pass/Fail course may be taken in any one semester. Students are limited to a maximum of 24 Pass/Fail credit hours for the baccalaureate degree and a maximum of 12 Pass/Fail credit hours for the associate degree.



Special Credit Policy*  IUSM Health Professions Programs may award special credit to students who are enrolled at Indiana University seeking a degree and who possess, by previous education or experience, a background in a health profession represented in the Health Professions Programs. The mechanisms by which a student may be awarded credit include credit by credentials, credit by experience, and credit by examination. Certain programs have policies that define how these mechanisms apply to a student seeking credit from that program. Students may obtain a copy of the available program specific Special Credit Policy and Procedure by contacting the Health Professions Programs Administrative Office.

Dropped or Added Courses*  Students who alter their original class schedules, whether by personal incentive or university directive, must do so officially by filing the appropriate forms with the registrar or following the approved electronic process. Students who do not assume this responsibility are jeopardizing their records with the possibility of incurring an F in a course not properly dropped and/or not receiving credit in a course improperly added.

Double Major*  An undergraduate double major does not exist in the IUSM, and second major options have not been established between the School and any other academic unit. Each health professions degree is a separate academic curriculum, and students may not pursue a double major.

Multiple Degrees*  Students earning more than one degree at the same level are required to meet the academic requirements for the degree in each school and must be recommended for the degree by the faculty of each school. Students receiving an undergraduate degree from the IUSM are required to complete the professional component in sequence with their class of admission.

Grade Replacement Policy*

Remedial Courses  Generally, remedial and refresher courses do not satisfy any course requirement for any IUSM Health Professions Programs degree. Contact the program for further information

Updated: January 1, 2014