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Academic Standards

Minimum Grade Requirements

2.00 CGPA Required for all I.U. courses (Grades earned at another college or university are not calculated into the I.U. grade point average.)
2.00 CGPA Required for all courses completed after admission to General Studies
2.00 (Grade of C) Required for each Fundamental Skills course
1.70 (Grade of C-) Required for Distribution Requirements
1.70 (Grade of C-) Required for Area of Concentration (B.G.S.)
Grades of D+, D, D- May be used as electives only
Pass (Grade of P) May be used as electives only

IU South Bend Academic Regulations and Policies

Dean's List
All IU South Bend students who complete at least 6 credit hours of graded course work in a semester are eligible for the Dean's List. If students complete at least 12 credits hours of graded course work in a semester they are placed on the Dean's List if they have a GPA of 3.5 or greater in that semester. If they have completed between 6 and 11 credit hours of graded course work in a semester they are placed on the Dean's List if they have a GPA of 3.5 or greater and they have a CGPA of 3.24 or greater.

Satisfactory Academic Progress
A student whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 or higher is considered to be making satisfactory academic progress.

Probation
A student who has completed one or more IU South Bend GPA hours and has a cumulative grade point average below 2.0 is placed on probation. A probationary student remains on probation until the cumulative GPA reaches 2.0 or higher.

Probation with Impact
A student who is on probation and fails to achieve a semester (fall, spring, or combined summer session) GPA of at least 2.0 will be placed on probation with impact. Academic units may impose additional enrollment restrictions on such students (e.g. limited to half-time enrollment).

Dismissal
A student who is on probation with impact and fails to achieve a semester(fall, spring, or combined summer session) GPA of at least 2.0 will be dismissed from the university. Students who are dismissed for the first time cannot enroll until one regular (fall or spring) semester has elapsed and must petition by the established deadline to be reinstated. Students who are dismissed multiple times must remain out of the university for at least two regular semesters and must petition by the established deadline to be reinstated.