Policy Library

220 Academic Renewal

Authority: Approved by the Board of Trustees
Last updated on: June 18, 2021

220.1 General Policy

Indiana State University provides Academic Renewal as an option to returning undergraduate degree-seeking students who have been out of school for a significant period of time and whose previous academic performance is not indicative of the academic work of which they are now capable. Academic Renewal recognizes that such students are often hampered by a previous, low grade point average, and it offers them the opportunity to use only those classes, taken after readmission, in the computation of their Indiana State University grade point average. Academic Renewal can occur only once, and it is irreversible.

220.2 Requirements

The following conditions apply for eligibility: 

  1. Five or more years must have passed between the student’s previous ISU enrollment and the current term of readmission; 
  2. Student must not have earned a degree from ISU; 
  3. Student must be degree-seeking; 
  4. Only after completion of a minimum of 12 credits with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; will the student be granted academic renewal. 
  5. All academic requirements in place at the time of readmission must be met. 
  6. Students must complete at least 30 credits of Indiana State University course work after readmission to earn a degree.  

Related Information

Policy Administrator:
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Policy Contact:
Office of Admissions
John W. Moore Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, Indiana
Policy History:
Policy 220 Academic Renewal was created and approved by the Board of Trustees to be included in the University Policy Library on June 18, 2021.