Policies and Procedures
General Scholarship Rule
Any student who does not possess the necessary preliminary training or who lacks other qualifications may be required by the college to enroll in such courses designated by the college or other corrective actions as is necessary or desirable. The college may review a student's record at any time and take whatever actions seem necessary for the best interest of that student or the college. Any student whose work is unsatisfactory or whose conduct is unethical may be dismissed from the college.
Students must have their programs of study approved by the program director.
Courses at the 300 or 400 level that are available to be taken for graduate credit as a graduate level class will include additional assignments beyond those required for undergraduate credit. Enrollment in such courses requires the approval of the instructor and of the program director. It is sometimes possible for a student to take a graduate level course at IUN or elsewhere that can count as an elective in the graduate program; permission for this must be given by the program director before the student registers. Students who have graduate course credits before they enroll in one of the graduate programs may have some credits transferred into the program, but such transfers of credits will not be considered until the student has demonstrated satisfactory progress in their current program. Courses used for another degree or certificate cannot also be used to satisfy graduate program requirements.
An average grade of B (3.0) is required for graduation, and no course with a grade lower than B-(2.7) will be counted toward the degree. Students are required to retain good academic standing, i.e., to maintain a GPA of at least 2.7. Failure to maintain good standing may result in dismissal from the program. Students whose GPA falls below 3.0 are considered to be on probation; they must earn at least a B- in each of their next two classes with a 3.0 GPA in those two classes in order to continue in the program. Other academic regulations and policies are established by the Graduate Studies Committees of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students should consult their program director for further information.