2020-2021 Catalog


Satisfactory Academic Progress and Academic Standing

Students enrolled in a SON National & Global program are regarded as members of the academic community of Indiana Wesleyan University. Students are responsible for conforming to the standards of conduct for adult learners. Continued enrollment in the program is subject at all times to review of the student's academic record and actions with regard to observance of university policies and regulations. Policies and regulations can be found in the IWU catalog and the School of Nursing Student Handbook.

Placement on Probation - Students enrolled in a graduate nursing program will be placed on probation if their GPA falls below 3.0.

Students are given two consecutive courses or six credit hours, whichever is greater, to satisfactorily raise their GPA. The GPA is reviewed after the second course, and if it has been successfully raised, the probationary status is removed. Academic suspension will result if the student's GPA is not successfully raised.

Academic Suspension - Academic suspension will result if:

  • A student fails to clear the academic probationary status within the probationary period of two consecutive courses or six credit hours, whichever is greater.
  • A student has taken a course twice and failed to achieve a satisfactory grade. When this occurs, the student is ineligible to reapply for admission into the program in which the course was repeated.

In all cases, the suspension will occur once the grades have been recorded in the Registrar's Office. Students will be notified of the academic suspension in writing. Application for readmission may be made after six months. The application must be made in writing to the VPAA for the School of Nursing.

Academic Dismissal - Upon a second academic suspension in the same program, a student is not eligible to reapply to Indiana Wesleyan University.  In addition, students enrolled in any Nurse Practitioner program or the doctoral program will be academically dismissed upon receipt of a second unsatisfactory grade.

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