The cumulative grade point average (GPA) is used to indicate the academic standing of students at the end of any semester or summer term and will determine their eligibility for continued enrollment.
The University's academic standing requirements for continued enrollment are listed below. Some programs may have requirements above the minimum University retention standards listed. Students should check with their academic advisors.
Academic Standing Requirements for Continued Enrollment
- Good Standing. A student must maintain a C (2.0) cumulative grade point average to be considered in good academic standing by the University.
- Academic Probation. If a student's cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0, the student will be placed on academic probation. Students on academic probation will not be permitted to take more than 13 credit hours. Students on academic probation will be assigned mid-term grades so they are aware of possible academic difficulties early in the semester. Students who are on academic probation are strongly encouraged to repeat courses in which "F" or "WF" grades were received during the next semester (or the next time the course is offered).
- Academic Dismissal. Students who meet the following criteria will be academically dismissed unless exception is provided by the dean of the relevant college on a case-by-case basis:
- First-term students who earn a term grade point average of less than 0.85;
- Freshmen who are on probation and earn a term grade point average of 1.7 or less;
- Sophomores who are on probation and earn a term grade point average less than 2.0;
- Juniors and seniors who are on probation and earn a term grade point average less than 2.2.
Students who have been academically dismissed should expect to stay out of classes for one academic semester (following a first dismissal) and one academic year (following a second dismissal), after which such students should petition their academic dean to return to classes. Deans will retain the discretion to provide exception to NOT academically dismiss on a case-by-case basis. No student may return to classes after a third academic dismissal.
It should be pointed out that some programs may have requirements above the minimum University retention standards.
For further information, including policies on grading, class attendance, and the Dean's List, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the Catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time. The right to correct errors is also reserved.