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Academic Policy

Academic Probation, Dismissal, and Readmission


Students are placed on academic probation any time their cumulative grade point average (GPA) falls below good standing.  At the undergraduate level, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 to remain in good standing.  See Undergraduate Probation, Dismissal, and Reinstatement Policy for details.  Academic units may establish policies and minimum GPA thresholds that are more restrictive.  See the sections in individual programs for further information.  

For most graduate programs, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00 in order to remain in good standing.  Professional graduate programs may have different policies for probation and dismissal in alignment with licensure, discipline-specific, or accreditation standards. 


Students may be dismissed from their school or program if they fail to meet academic or professional standards. The student will be informed of the dismissal in writing by the school’s dean or the dean’s campus representative.

Some factors considered when students are dismissed are failure to maintain a minimum GPA or the school’s GPA of good standing after being placed on probation, a lack of progress toward the degree requirements in the judgment of the faculty, or a lack of acceptable ethical or professional behavior. Dismissed students are required to sit out for at least one semester following their first dismissal, and at least one full year following their second dismissal in most schools. See individual programs for more information about dismissal and readmission. Individual departments/schools may refuse to readmit students on the basis of their academic records.

Students already enrolled in and even attending classes will be administratively dropped from those classes and their money returned if they are dismissed.


Any student who has been dismissed from an IUPUI school or its equivalent on another IU campus (or Purdue campus for students in the Schools of Science or School of Engineering and Technology) must petition for readmission. Each petition is considered individually, and a decision is made based on the student’s academic history and personal circumstances.

Students must explain why they were dismissed and how they expect to deal with potential problems. A Petition for Readmission form may be obtained in academic school offices.

Schools will notify students of their readmission status. Students may be approved for readmission, approved for a conditional readmission (e.g., for part-time but not full-time study), or denied readmission.

Students who have been dismissed but can show compelling evidence that they have corrected the problem may be allowed to return to school without delay. Petitioning for readmission between the fall and spring semesters may not be possible, however, if the school requires that the petition goes to a faculty committee. Check with the recorder of individual schools to determine the school’s policy.