IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

Satisfactory Academic Progress

A fulltime degree-seeking student must carry the minimum number of academic credits each academic year (fall, spring and summer). Failure to successfully complete the minimum number of academic credits for Satisfactory Academic Progress will result in Probation.

Please note that Developmental Classes apply toward fulltime status and toward minimum number of credits successfully completed but do not accumulate toward completion of a degree. Also note that for purposes of financial aid, the maximum time frame to complete a baccalaureate degree is six years.

Below are two charts. The first represents the minimum number of credits a student must complete toward his or her degree each academic year in order to receive financial aid and remain in good academic standing. The second represents the recommended number of credits to complete each year in order to graduate from a degree program in four years (or two years for students enrolled in Associate degree programs). Credits can be earned over the summer semester to achieve the total required annually.

Minimum Number of Successfully Completed Credits for academic good standing and financial aid eligibility

YEAR SPRING FALL ANNUAL TOTAL
1st 12 12 24
2nd 12 12 48
3rd 12 12 72
4th 12 12 96
5th 12 12 120
6th 5 125

Recommended Number of Successfully Completed Credits to graduate in 4 years (for Baccalaureate)

YEAR SPRING FALL ANNUAL
STANDING TOTAL
1st/Freshman 16 16 32
2nd/Sophmore 16 16 64
3rd/Junior 16 15 95
4th/Senior 15 15 125

Successful completion of academic credit is based on the number of credits which are completed in a given semester. The following course assessments do not count toward successful completion of credits attempted: Incomplete, Withdraw, Failure

ACADEMIC PROBATION

The purpose of Academic Probation is to issue students a reminder that they will be suspended from attendance at IAIA if their academic performance does not improve.   At the end of any semester, students whose semester GPA is below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation.

Students who do not complete a minimum number of academic credits will also be placed on Academic Probation. They will receive an official notice of Academic Probation from the Registrar’s office. Copies will be given to the Academic Advisor.

Students placed on Academic Probation must contact their academic advisor before registering because they may only enroll in 12 credits. If they have pre-registered for more than 12 credits, they must see their advisor in order to drop courses exceeding the 12 credit limit.

Students placed on Academic Probation are strongly encouraged to use the services provided through the Learning Support Center, including tutoring, mentoring, and additional student support services.

Students will be removed from Academic Probation at the end of that semester if their semester GPA is 2.0 or above and they have completed the minimum number of credits in their registered coursework.

Students whose probation is linked to Incompletes will be removed from Academic Probation when they receive grades for those courses. If it is a Pass/Fail course they simply need to pass the course in order for the Incomplete to be satisfied. No permanent record of Academic Probation is placed on their transcript.

ACADEMIC SUSPENSION

Students placed on Academic Probation in the previous semester will be suspended if their semester GPA continues to fall below a 2.0 and/or they have not achieved the required minimum number of credits successfully completed. The result of Academic Suspension is that the student may not return for a period of one year. The student must re-apply for admission and acceptance is not guaranteed.

Students who have been suspended for academic reasons are encouraged to take at least one transferable course in another institution. Additionally, their essay for re-admission should explicitly address how their academic preparedness has changed and what new strategies they intend to employ to support their success.

ACADEMIC WARNING AT MIDTERM

The Academic Warning serves notice to students that the present quality of their academic work is below an acceptable level and that lack of improvement during the remainder of the semester will result in academic probation. After midterm grades are entered, students will be notified by the Registrar if their grade point average (GPA) for the semester is below a 2.00. Copies of the Academic Warning notice will be placed in their file in the Registrar’s office and given to their academic advisor.

Students who receive an Academic Warning must see their academic advisor. Students placed on Academic Warning are encouraged to use the services provided through the Learning Support Center, including tutoring, mentoring, and additional student support services.

Students will be removed from Academic Warning at the end of the semester if their semester GPA is 2.0 or above. If the semester-end GPA is below 2.0 the student will be placed on Academic Probation. No permanent record of Academic Warning is placed on their transcript.