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Academic Regulations and Policies

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Academic Regulations and Policies

From Scheduled Classes

Policies regarding absences from scheduled classes are generally determined by the instructors of the classes in which they occur. Students are expected to explain to the instructors the causes of these absences and to make up all work to the satisfaction of the instructors.

From Final Examinations

A student who fails to attend the final examination of a course and who has a passing grade up to that time may, at the discretion of the instructor, be given a grade of I (Incomplete).

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards in all of their coursework and research. Individuals violating those standards are subject to disciplinary action; such breaches could lead to expulsion of the student from Indiana University or to rescission of a degree already granted. All students found responsible for violating the Indiana University Student Code of Conduct, including Academic Misconduct allegations will be held accountable to the Indiana University South Bend Student Misconduct Procedures

Academic Renewal Policy
General Considerations

The academic renewal policy encourages capable, mature, undergraduate students to return to IU South Bend after they were academically unsuccessful during an earlier attempt at higher education within the Indiana University system. This policy pertains only to undergraduate students who do not have a bachelor’s degree. Meant to apply campuswide to all IU South Bend academic units, the academic renewal option described here exists only on the IU South Bend campus and not on any other campus of Indiana University. Students who wish to apply for renewal must contact their respective academic units at the time of application for readmission. If renewal is granted, all grades earned prior to the renewal are no longer used in the calculation of the cumulative program grade point average, which is reset to zero. Coursework from other IU campuses can be considered for academic renewal.

Academic Renewal Policy

The academic renewal option described here is subject to the following considerations:

1. The IU South Bend academic renewal policy applies to any former Indiana University student who:

  • has not yet completed a bachelor’s degree, and
  • has not attended any campus of Indiana University for a minimum of the last three years (36 months).

2. Academic renewal applies to all Indiana University coursework taken prior to readmission to IU South Bend. A student seeking academic renewal may not exempt certain courses from the application of the renewal policy. Furthermore, this policy is inapplicable to any grades issued owing to academic dishonesty. As a precondition of any student receiving academic renewal, the registrar’s office formally evaluates the student’s record to identify any grades resulting from academic dishonesty.

3. Academic renewal may be invoked only once over the course of a student’s academic career at IU South Bend.

4. Because academic renewal is aimed at academically unsuccessful students, the grade point average (GPA) for the period for which academic renewal is sought should be lower than 2.0. If a student is pursuing a degree that has a minimum GPA requirement to graduate that is greater than 2.0, at the discretion of the student’s academic unit, academic renewal can be applied.

5. A student is eligible to apply for academic renewal after a probationary period at IU South Bend in which the student earns a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.3 for the probationary period.

a. The academic renewal probationary period begins the semester the student enrolls on the South Bend campus after not attending any campus of Indiana University for at least three years (36 months).

b. Within the limits listed below, the academic renewal probation period is defined as follows:

i. The academic renewal probationary period must be a minimum of 12 credit hours.

1. The academic renewal probationary period cannot extend beyond the semester in which the student completes their 21st credit hour.

2. The academic renewal probationary period is in full terms.

ii. Dependent on the student’s course load, more than 21 credit hours may be applied to the academic renewal probationary period.

c. Dependent on the student’s academic performance, the student’s academic unit may require more than 12 credit hours during the academic renewal probation period.

d. Academic units may require students to meet with an academic advisor prior to enrolling in course work.

e. Academic advisors may limit course selections to degree and general education requirements only.

f. Academic units may limit the number of credit hours that a student may enroll in during a single semester or session.

g. Letter grades of P or S cannot be included in the minimum academic renewal probationary period hours.

h. Grades replaced under the IU South Bend Grade Replacement Policy for credits completed during the academic renewal probation will be recalculated at their original values to determine if the student has met the 2.3 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) requirement.

6. Academic renewal does not occur automatically: a student must apply for academic renewal, and the petition must be approved by the student’s academic unit. If the petition is approved, all grades earned prior to the renewal are no longer used in the calculation of the program GPA. The GPA earned after academic renewal takes effect is subject to each academic unit’s rules regarding academic probation and dismissal.

7. Although the grades in the courses to which academic renewal is applied are not considered in calculating the GPA, the courses themselves may still be used to satisfy credit hour and degree requirements if the original grades earned are C (2.0) or higher.

8. After approval of the request for academic renewal, a student must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours (including the 12 credit hour probationary period) on the IU South Bend campus to meet the graduation residency requirement and must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours to merit graduation with academic distinction.

9. Invocation of the academic renewal option does not preclude a student from using other available, course-specific grade replacement options, subject to each academic unit’s rules and procedures and the conditions set out in the IU South Bend Grade Replacement Policy.

10. Academic renewal is available only for courses taken at Indiana University. Each academic unit retains the right to consider records of performance from other universities in determining admission to the academic unit, the granting of honors and academic distinction, and other matters.

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.