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Policies and Procedures

Academic Standing

Students in Good Academic Standing
Students with declared majors in the IU School of Liberal Arts who have calculated cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher are considered to be in good academic standing.

Academic Probation
Only IU grades will be considered in determining probation and dismissal. Students are placed on academic probation when their cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 (C), and they remain on probation until the cumulative grade point average is 2.0 (C) or higher. Students on probation are encouraged to talk with their academic advisor in the Miriam Z. Langsam Office of Student Affairs (Cavanaugh Hall 401), a faculty mentor or a counselor in the IUPUI Counseling and Psychological Services, (317) 274-2548, to determine how they may become more successful in their studies. Students on probation must schedule an appointment with their academic advisors before registering. To schedule an appointment, contact the Miriam Z. Langsam Office of Student Affairs at (317) 274-3976.

Students who have two consecutive semesters (excluding summer sessions) with semester grade point averages below 2.0 (C) may be placed on probation at the discretion of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs regardless of their cumulative grade point average, since they are failing to make progress toward a degree.

Students will be dismissed from the IU School of Liberal Arts when they have a cumulative grade point average lower than 2.0 (C) and a semester grade point average of lower than 2.0 (C) for two semesters of full time enrollment or 24 credits.

Dismissal decisions are made using official grades.  Any subsequent grade changes, including withdrawals, will not be considered.  Students eligible for dismissal will be notified in writing that they have been dismissed and that they must remain out of school at least one fall or spring semester. The letter will also inform such students that they will be withdrawn from classes for which they have registered. Once dismissed, students must petition for readmission. (See ''Readmission.'')  Any grade changes that have occurred since dismissal may be addressed during the readmission process.  

Students who have been dismissed a second time must remain out of school for at least two semesters (fall and spring) and petition for readmission. (See ''Readmission.'')

A third dismissal is final.

Any student who has been dismissed from the IU School of Liberal Arts (or another IU campus) must petition for readmission. A Petition for Readmission form may be obtained from the Miriam Z. Langsam Office of Student Affairs (Cavanaugh Hall 401). Petitions for readmission must be filed by the following deadlines:

To enroll for the fall semester: July 15

To enroll for the spring semester: November 15

To enroll for summer session: April 15