IU Southeast uses the following grading system:
Grades and Grade Reporting Policies
Poor but passing
- F = Failed
- FN = Failed, not attending
- FNN = Failed, never attended
- I = Incomplete
- NC = Audit
- R = Deferred
- S = Satisfactory
- W = Withdrew
Note: ZZ = Grades automatically given for students in the Perdue Programs in OneStart and Oncourse.
One of these grades must be reported at the end of the semester for each student in each course in which he or she is enrolled. No grade is recorded for a student who drops a course during the first week of classes. Students who enroll under the Pass/Fail option will be given regular grades (A, B, C, D, or F) by the instructor. The S grade will be recorded by the registrar for those receiving grades of A, B, C, or D. The use of the W grade for withdrawals is explained in Section D-5.
The grade of S may be used only under the following conditions:
- prior to the beginning of the course, permission is received from the appropriate dean and the vice chancellor for academic affairs,
- the only other grade permitted in a course in which the grade S is used will be F, and
- hours of credit with the grade S will count toward graduation but the course will not be computed in the grade point average.
Final grades must be submitted in person by the faculty member by the date and time listed in the academic calendar for each academic session. Online grades submission may be made only via OneStart or Oncourse website.
Grade Point Average
A student's grade point average is determined by dividing the sum of the grade points (credit hours of each course multiplied by the numerical equivalent of the grade) by the number of credit hours completed. Grade points per semester hour are:
|A+ = 4.0||A = 4||A- = 3.7|
|B+ = 3.3||B = 3.0||B- = 2.7|
|C+ = 2.3||C = 2.0||C- = 1.7|
|D+ = 1.3||D = 1.0||D- = 0.7|
|F = 0.0|
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation. See specific degree program requirements for more detailed information. Students who maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0 are considered to be in good standing in most programs.
The faculty of each department or school shall, for the guidance of individual faculty members, establish a policy for the awarding of letter grades, which policy shall be filed in the office of the Dean of Faculties or Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. (IU Board of Trustees policy)
Faculty members shall provide students with written criteria for grading course assignments and include written grading criteria in their course syllabi. (Faculty Senate policy-circular 96-9D)
The grade of I (Incomplete) indicates that the student has completed satisfactorily the major portion of a course but is prevented by extraordinary circumstances from completing the balance of the course. The grade of I will only be given if the instructor has sufficient reason to believe that the failure to complete the requirements of the course was due to factors beyond the student's control, and that it would be unjust to hold the student to the time limits normally fixed for completion of the required assignments. The grade of I will not be awarded simply to exempt a student from paying tuition for a repeated course.
In order to assign a grade of I, an instructor records the grade on the Official Grade Sheet and completes a "Documentation of Assignment of an Incomplete Grade" form available from the registrar. The instructor must indicate the conditions for removal of the I. A copy is sent to the student. If the instructor does not otherwise act to remove the I, the registrar will automatically change the I to an F at the end of one calendar year. Both the student and the instructor in whose course the student received the Incomplete will be notified of this change of grade.
Grade Replacement Policy
The following policy replaces the previous FX policy and takes effect at the start of the fall semester of 2003.
With approval from the student’s dean, an undergraduate student may repeat a course in which he or she received a grade of A, B, C, D, or F (including plus/minus grades) and have only the new grade (A, B, C, D, or F, including pluses/ minuses) count in determining the student’s grade point average. The former course and grade will remain on the transcript with an appropriate notation. Note: A grade of W or I in a repeated course will not qualify to remove the original grade.
The grade replacement policy is subject to the following restrictions:
- the option to replace grades of A, B, C, or D applies only to courses taken since the fall semester, 1996;
- students must notify their school or division during the semester in which the course is retaken if they plan to repeat a course to replace a grade, and once such a request is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn;
- a student may exercise this option for no more than five (5) undergraduate courses totaling no more than 15 credit hours, including any courses replaced under the previous FX policy;
- a student may use the replacement policy only twice for a given course;
- academic units retain the right to consider a student’s complete academic record for purposes of admission to an academic program or selection for awards; and
- grade replacement is available for courses taken at any Indiana University campus; however, this policy affects computation of GPA only for courses taken at IU Southeast; student records from other campuses will reflect their grade replacement policies.
For more detailed information on the grade replacement policy, contact the Office of the Registrar.
Academic Bankruptcy Policy
(effective Fall semester, 1996)
Students who have not attended IU Southeast for at least two years, are undergraduates pursuing their first bachelor’s degree, and are returning to IU Southeast for the fall semester 1996 or later may request academic bankruptcy. Bankruptcy means that all grades earned during the term(s) in question will have a notation on their official transcript. Academic bankruptcy may be requested for no more than two academic terms of IU Southeast course work. Two consecutive summer sessions may be considered a single academic term for purposes of this policy. The petition must be submitted during the first semester back at IU Southeast. Academic bankruptcy may be invoked only once in a student’s academic career. Academic Bankruptcy Petition forms are available from your academic school or division.
Grades for Credit Earned by Examination
When credit is earned by examination, only the grade of S or A may be awarded. Ordinarily the grade of S will be awarded with the grade of A assigned only in instances of clearly superior performance on the examination.
Revised: August 2012