Students on academic probation must return to academic good standing by the end of the semester. Students who do not return to good standing will be academically dismissed from the University.
A student is dismissed from Illinois State University at the end of any semester, except for summer session, if the student’s cumulative grade point average is below a 2.0 for a second or subsequent time. Additionally, when the student is dismissed from the University, they are also dismissed from their major.
This policy applies to students who drop a course or courses but maintain an enrolled status within the University. A student may withdraw from a course during the program change period without the withdrawal being shown on the transcript.
This policy applies when a student drops all courses in which they are enrolled, which is known as withdrawal from the University. Students are strongly advised to complete courses in which they are enrolled and not to withdraw from the University unless absolutely necessary.
A student may challenge a final course grade if the student has a reasonable belief the grade was assigned in an arbitrary or capricious manner and is unable to resolve his or her concerns with the faculty member who assigned the grade.
University College offers various free tutoring services for Illinois State students such as writing assistance, weekly study groups, and finals help at the Julia N. Visor Academic Center.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.
Students sometimes have a concern about an instructor’s action or decision. The first step is for the student to speak directly with the instructor. The student should go to office hours or arrange an appointment with the professor to discuss the concern. They may also wish to speak with the department chair/school director or the Dean on Duty.