Students may audit a course, which means they can attend the course for no credit. Students must pick up the audit forms from their school or division, secure the appropriate signatures, and submit the form to the Office of the Registrar by the deadline specified in the Schedule of Classes or visit Registrar's Office- Auditing a Course. Once invoked, the student may not reverse the credit status for the course.
Special credit policies and procedures vary with individual schools. Special credit may be awarded to degree-seeking IUPUI students who possess, by previous education or experience, a background in a discipline represented by an IUPUI program. The categories under which students are awarded credit are:
Each school and many disciplines have different policies that define how these mechanisms apply to students seeking credit. Not all schools accept special credit, and special credit does not transfer to IUPUI from other universities. Changing schools at IUPUI may result in special credit awards not being used to meet degree requirements of the new school.
Students who establish eligibility for special credit must apply for the credit in the Office of the Registrar.
The IUPUI Grade Replacement Policy (formerly known as the FX policy) was revised effective fall 1996. This policy allows approved undergraduate students seeking their first degree to repeat courses – a maximum of 15 credit hours subject to school/division approval – in order to improve poor grades, including grades of “F.” If a student earns the same or a higher grade after repeating the course, only the second grade will be counted in the cumulative GPA. Replacement does not happen automatically, so students must notify the school recorder that the course has been taken a second time and that they wish to exercise this option. Certain restrictions apply, and the grade replacement policy may not be honored by some schools when considering admission to the school or in computing graduation honors. For more information, students should contact their school/division.
For a copy of this policy, contact the Office of the Registrar or see the Registrar's web site.
In some classes, if a student misses more than half the class meetings within the first four weeks of the semester without contacting the instructor, he/she will be administratively withdrawn from the section. Administrative withdrawal may have academic, financial, and financial aid repercussions. Administrative withdrawal will take place after the full refund period, and if you are administratively withdrawn from the course you will not be eligible for a tuition refund. If you have questions about the administrative withdrawal policy at any point during the semester, please contact the instructor or your advisor.
Students are placed on probation any time their cumulative GPA falls below their school’s or program’s GPA of good standing. Individual schools and programs vary in their policies. In University College, if a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 he/she will be placed on academic probation.
IUPUI’s Forgiveness Policy has established an effective way to encourage capable, mature undergraduate students to return to college even though they may have done poorly during earlier attempts at Indiana University. The Forgiveness Policy is not available to students in all schools. A student granted forgiveness in one unit might have that forgiveness revoked upon transferring to another IUPUI school. This option only exists at the IUPUI campus and not at other campuses of Indiana or Purdue universities. Visit the Registrar’s web site to see the entire policy.