Sep 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Academic Regulations



Day (Traditional) Students

Academic Calendar

The traditional calendar is comprised of two 16 week semesters and a 14-week summer term.

Fall 2019

Event Date
International Student Arrival Monday, August 12
International Registration & Orientation (New students) Tuesday, August 13
Move-In (New Students) Friday, August 16
Domestic Orientation (New students) Friday, August 16, 2019 - Sunday, August 18, 2019
Move-In (Returning Students) Saturday, August 17, 2019 - Sunday, August 18, 2019
Classes Begin Monday, August 19, 2019
Drop/Add Deadline Friday, August 23, 2019
Labor Day (No classes) Monday, September 2, 2019
Constitution Day Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Midterms Monday, October 7, 2019 - Friday, October 11, 2019
Fall Break (No Classes) Monday, October 14, 2019 - Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Seniors Spring Pre-Registration Begins Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Junior & Sophomore Spring Pre-Registration Begins Friday, October 18, 2019
Freshman Spring Pre-Registration Begins Monday, October 21, 2019
Last Day to Withdraw Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Spring Pre-Registration Ends Friday, November 15, 2019
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - Sunday, December 1, 2019
Classes Resume Monday, December 2, 2019
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 6, 2019
Final Exams Monday, December 9, 2019 - Thursday, December 12, 2019

Spring 2020

Event Date
International Student Arrival Monday, January 06, 2020
International Registration & Orientation (New students) Thursday, January 09, 2020
Residence Hall Move-In Sunday, January 12, 2020
Registration & Orientation (New students) Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Classes Begin Wednesday, January 15, 2020
MLK Jr. Day Holiday (No classes) Monday, January 20, 2020
Drop/Add Deadline Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Midterms Monday, March 2, 2020 - Friday, March 6, 2020
Spring Break (No classes) Saturday, March 7, 2020 - Sunday, March 15, 2020
Senior Summer/Fall Pre-Registration Begins Monday, March 16, 2020
Juniors & Sophomores Summer/Fall Pre-Registration Begins Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Freshman Summer/Fall Pre-Registration Begins Friday, March 20, 2020
Classes Resume Monday, March 16, 2020
Last Day to Withdraw Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Summer/Fall Pre-Registration Ends Friday, April 17, 2020
Last Day of Classes Friday, May 1, 2020
Final Exams Monday, May 4, 2020 - Thursday, May 7, 2020
Commencement Saturday, May 09, 2020

Course Delivery Methods

Indiana Institute of Technology offers courses in the following formats:

  • Face-to-Face - this is the traditional classroom setting.
  • Hybrid - this method combines the best of face-to-face instruction with online.
  • Online - the course is taught entirely over the internet.

Guest Students

Guest students are students who are degree-seeking at their home institution credits may take a limited number of courses at Indiana Tech, as non-degree seeking, with the sole purpose of transferring those credits back to their home institution to be applied to the degree they are seeking there. Guest students are expected to provide a letter from the registrar at their home school indicating that the prerequisites needed for Indiana Tech courses have been fulfilled. Financial aid is not awarded by Indiana Tech for students in this classification.

Special Student Status

Special status students may attend Indiana Tech as non-degree seeking students who want to take courses for personal enrichment or professional development. Financial aid is not awarded by Indiana Tech for students in this classification.

Traditional Student

A student who normally attends classes during the day in a classroom setting and is enrolled in 15- to 16-week courses.

Online Student

A student who attends classes online.

Evening Student - Accelerated Pace

A student who normally attends classes in the evening and is enrolled in classes that are offered in 5-week sessions.

Early Start

A high school student taking college-level courses. A total of 30 credits may be earned using this student classification.

Hybrid

Students whose program is delivered using a hybrid format. While there is significant face-to-face time the face-to-face time does not meet the standard 50 minutes per hour requirement for full-time traditional meetings. The balance of the course work taken by these students is in non-traditional format. Some or all course work may be online.

Class Periods and Credit Hours

  • A lecture class period, associated with one hour of credit, is fifty (50) minutes in duration. For example, a three-credit-hour course in mathematics is scheduled to meet 150 minutes each week (such as Monday, Wednesday and Friday for fifty (50) minutes or Tuesday and Thursday for seventy-five (75) minutes.

Credit Hour Policy

In order to fulfill its mission of preparing learners for professional careers and advancement, Indiana Tech delivers courses and programs in the different formats listed above. This provides the means to meet the educational goals of students with varying backgrounds, educational needs, and preparation.

The policy provides a framework and sets expectations to assure course and program quality. It assures student learners the opportunity to master course, program, and university learning objectives via the varied delivery modalities and activities designed by faculty.

Courses are designed in accordance with the credit hour policy. The same learning outcomes and assessments are applied in all delivery modes.

  • Three credit, hybrid courses meet for 15 weeks and follow the formula of 45 hours of direct instruction and 90 hours of related learning activities (1:2 ratio) per credit. Several different types of learning activities are included within the delivery of the courses and are designed in accordance with the following expectations:
  • Classroom instruction requires at least 45 hours for a 3 credit hour course.
  • Laboratory courses require 3 hours per week for 15 weeks of hands-on activity per credit.
  • Readings from required texts/articles and other related materials requiring at least 30 hours.
  • Preparation of papers and projects related to the reading and/or required activities requiring at least 30 hours.
  • Assessment activities requiring at least 15 hours, direct interaction with faculty, library staff members, and classmates using office hours, phone calls, and other interactions.
  • All credit courses follow the same 1:2 ratio per credit hour (meaning for each hour of in class instruction 2 hours of outside study is required).

Undergraduate internship courses are offered for one to six credits according to the following expectations:

Hours of Credit Total Hours of Internship Work Required for Semester Total Hours for Assessment and Supervisor/Faculty Feedback
1 40 2
2 80 4
3 120 6
4 160 8
5 200 10
6 240 12

Advising

Students have access to academic advisors; they are assigned academic advisors after the initial registration process. Unless there is a need for reassignment (as determined by the Registrar’s office) or discussion between students and advisors occurs and they realize there is a need to make a change, students will continue to be assigned to the same advisors throughout their time at Indiana Tech.

Registration

Students are expected to register on the dates indicated in the academic calendar.

For traditional undergraduate classes, students may make adjustments to their schedules based on class/section availability. Adjustments may be made to the student’s schedule until the end of the add/drop period. The add/drop period extends through the fifth day of the semester. After the fifth day of the semester, students are able to withdraw from individual classes prior to or on the last day of course withdrawal. In these cases, students will have an assigned “grade of “W” on their transcripts.

It is highly recommended that students meet with their advisors prior to registration.

Course prerequisites and co-requisites

Before students begin a course, they must satisfy all prerequisites and register for co-requisites or secure the Dean/Associate Dean’s permission. At the request of the Dean/Associate Dean of the department through which a course is offered the Registrar’s Office may enroll the student. The registrar may withdraw the student from a course for which prerequisites and co-requisites are not satisfied.

Class enrollment records become official after the add/drop period.

Based on college credits earned, sophomores and juniors, who are in good academic standing (2.0), may elect to take no more than one online course per fall and spring semester with permission from their academic advisor and Dean. The respective college dean may approve a second online course in an extenuating circumstance for sophomores and juniors. No limits will be set on summer sessions. Seniors may take up to two online courses per semester.

Enrollment Status

  • Undergraduate
  • Full time 12 or more hours.To complete in four years it is recommended to register for at least 15 hours each semester.
  • Three-quarter time 9 to 11 hours.
  • Half time 6 to 8 hours
  • Less than half time 5 or fewer hours

Academic Load - Undergraduate

  • Overload for undergraduate students starts after 18 hours.
  • Undergraduate students in the College of Professional Studies are allowed to register for two classes per session up to and including 18 credits in a semester. The 18 credit limit includes all methods of delivery.
  • The criteria to enroll in additional credits in a semester are as follows:
  • The student must be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.30.
  • The student must have completed at least 24 credits at Indiana Tech.
  • The student should obtain approval from the dean.
  • Eighteen hours is the maximum allowable load without Dean/Associate Dean approval. In order to carry nineteen (19) hours or more, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.30 and the approval of Dean/Associate Dean of the college in which their academic program resides.

Attendance

Because attendance is a predictor of success in college, Indiana Tech has an attendance policy. Students must attend every meeting of all classes for which they are registered. Certain absences are permissible with proper authorization, which is determined by the class professor.

Withdrawal from the University

Complete withdrawal from the university must be initiated by the student, however, the withdrawal process begins in consultation with the Office of Student Success.

Withdrawal forms must be filed with your advisor promptly; otherwise, the withdrawal will not be considered official. The withdrawal policy does not apply to any student who is dismissed from the university because of misconduct.

Textbooks

Students pick up their textbooks from the bookroom in Warrior Fieldhouse at the beginning of each semester. Based on the courses for which you’ve registered, your books will selected, bagged, and waiting for you to present your student ID at pickup.

At the end of the semester, simply return the books to the bookroom. Damaged books or books that you do not return will be added to your student account.

Statement of Academic Integrity

Indiana Tech is an academic community that values and promotes academic integrity. All members of our community have an obligation to themselves, their peers and the institution to uphold the code of ethics by demonstrating honesty, accountability, respect, and professionalism. When academic integrity is compromised, learning is minimized and the goals of the academic community cannot be realized.

Academic Dishonesty

Types of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheating, which includes submitting the work of another person as one’s own work, or using unauthorized aids.
  • Plagiarism, which is the misrepresentation of another person’s work as one’s own. Submitting any writing that does not properly acknowledge the quoting or paraphrasing of another person’s words or that fails to give proper credit for another person’s ideas is plagiarism. Acts of plagiarism can also include the unacknowledged use of other forms of media including, but not limited to music, video, audio, theater projects, compositions, web site, and computer software.
  • Self-Plagiarism (or Recycling Fraud), which is the re-submission of part or all of one’s own work to fulfill academic requirements in the same course or in other courses without providing proper acknowledgment of the original work with accurate citations.
  • Fabrication, which is the falsification or invention of information or data in any academic undertaking.
  • Facilitating Academic Dishonesty, which involves assisting someone in an act of dishonesty.

Consequences

Academic dishonesty is a a serious offense. When a student has violated the principles of academic integrity, consequences will result as follows:

1. Violations of academic integrity will be handled by the faculty at the course level with an academic penalty for the course as stated in the course syllabus. The instructor will notify the student of the penalty and that the incident will be documented at the university level through the submission of an Academic Integrity Violation Reporting Form.

2. Once a second violation of academic integrity has been documented at the university level through the Academic Integrity Violation Reporting process, the student will be required to meet with the appropriate dean (day school) or assistant dean (CPS/online). At this meeting, the dean or assistant dean will discuss the seriousness of the integrity violations and notify the student that any further integrity violations may result in dismissal from the university. A letter from the dean or assistant dean will also be provided to the student documenting the information that was discussed at the meeting and a copy placed in the student’s permanent file.

3. Upon subsequent violations, the appropriate dean or assistant dean will meet with the student to discuss the seriousness of the offense and/or make a decision on dismissal in consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The student may appeal the decision by following the appeal procedures on conduct sanctions documented in the Student Handbook.

Course Numbering System

0000 - 0999 Developmental courses

1000 - 1999 Freshman level

2000 - 2999 Sophomore level

3000 - 3999 Junior level

4000 - 4999 Senior level

Grade Point Value

A Excellent 4.00

A- 3.67

B+ 3.33

B Above Average 3.00

B- 2.67

C+ 2.33

C Average 2.00

C- 1.67

D+ Below Average 1.33

D 1.00

D- .67

F Failing 0.00

UW Unofficial Withdrawal 0.00

CR Credit awarded for proficiency credit, portfolio credit or other non-classroom learning.

NC No credit awarded does not impact the GPA

DE Deferred Grade, a temporary grade with no GPA value used for research, internships, and courses which by nature require additional work to be completed beyond the term.

NA Never Attended, a non-punitive grade indicating the student never attended class.

S Satisfactory

TR Transfer Grade indicates the course was taken at another institution and transferred to count toward an Indiana Tech degree. Note: a transfer course will not replace a course failed at Indiana Tech.

U Unsatisfactory

W A record of the fact that the student officially withdrew from a course. It is non-punitive from the academic perspective but is counted among courses attempted but not earned for financial aid purposes.

I A temporary grade which does not impact the GPA.

Incompletes

A grade of “I” (Incomplete) is only to be assigned when a student, through no fault of his or her own, is unable to complete the requirements of a course by the end of the semester. An “I” will not be assigned for a course in which a student is definitely earning an “F.” In order to receive credit for the course in which an “I” is assigned, the student must complete the course requirements by the date specified on the approval for incomplete form within the first eight weeks of the following semester of enrollment. After the eighth week of the following semester, the “I” will revert to the grade based on work completed to date.

Please note that the policy for assigning an incomplete (“I”) grade excludes Independent Study courses. Any deviation from the above rules must receive special permission from the vice president for academic affairs.

Grade Point Averages

Indiana Tech computes 4 distinct grade point averages.

  • Semester GPA is computed using only those credits for which are assigned a GPA-related grade for the specified semester. GPA related grades carry quality points that are used in the computation.
  • Cumulative GPA is computed using all credits which are assigned a GPA-related grade, with the exception of credits earned in those courses that have been forgiven.
  • The Major GPA is computed using credits which are assigned a GPA-related grade in only those courses that fulfill a requirement in the student’s major, with the exception of credits earned in those courses that have been repeated. For students pursuing more than one major, will have the second major GPA calculated by the courses that fulfill the requirements for that major. A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be earned in the major(s).
  • The Minor GPA is computed on courses that comprise the minor field of study. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the minor.

How to calculate the Semester GPA:

Multiply the course credit hour(s) value by the quality points of grade earned to get the total quality points value for the course. For example:

Grade Course Credit Hour Value Quality Points Point Total Quality Point Points

A 3 4.00 12

  • Add the total GPA credit hours for the semester
  • Add total quality points for the semester
  • Example from above: 43
  • Divide summed total quality points value by summed course total credit hours value

Grade Reports

The registrar’s office will not mail final grade reports. Students may view and print their grades online via my.indianatech.edu.

Freshman Orientation

The freshman orientation for traditional day students begins with a two-day introduction to campus that occurs prior to the start of classes. A freshman seminar, University Experience, meets once per week during the student’s first semester.

Dean’s List

An undergraduate student who earns a GPA of 3.5 or higher during any semester and has a 2.0 career GPA will be placed on the Dean’s List.

Graduation Honors

Graduation honors are conferred upon those students who maintain outstanding academic records while attending Indiana Tech. These honors, based on the cumulative GPA in courses completed at Indiana Tech are as follows:

Summa cum laude 3.90 - 4.00

Magna cum laude 3.70 - 3.89

Cum laude 3.50 - 3.69

Grade Appeals

This policy is intended for a student who believes that his/her final course grade is incorrect based on the course syllabus. A formal Course Grade Appeal must be initiated after the course grade has been issued but within fourteen calendar days of the next session or semester start.

The specific steps for initiating a course grade appeal are:

Step 1 The student must first address the specific grading issues with the instructor of the course. If the instructor is unavailable, the student will contact the Associate Dean of the college which owns that particular course (for example, CJ 1100, choose College of Arts and Sciences). The Associate Dean will then authorize an extension of time for the appeals process or will allow the student to proceed to Step 2. This step must be initiated after the course grade has been issued but within fourteen calendar days of the next session or semester start.

Step 2 If the discussion with the instructor does not resolve the problem, the student may appeal the decision of the instructor to the appropriate Associate Dean within 14 calendar days of the instructor’s decision. To appeal, the student will utilize Indiana Tech’s electronic Course Final Grade Appeal Form located at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?IndianaTech&layout_id=2. The formal Course Grade Appeal must state the student’s name, ID, the specifics of the grading issue, evidence of the instructor not following the syllabus and the outcome of the initial meeting with the instructor. The Associate Dean will make a determination within 14 days of receiving the Course Grade Appeal. A letter will be provided to the student from the Associate Dean, informing him/her of the decision.

Step 3 Students may appeal the decision of the Associate Dean by submitting an updated Course Grade Appeal to the Dean of the college that owns that particular course providing new information exists to support the appeal. The updated Course Grade Appeal must include the information previously submitted to the Associate Dean in Step 2, the documentation of the Associate Dean’s decision, and any substantial new information. This information will be emailed directly to the Dean. The Dean will make a determination within 14 days of receiving the updated Course Grade Appeal. A letter will be provided to the student from the Dean informing him/her of the decision. Students are allowed two appeals, after the second appeal with the College Dean, there are no further appeals available.

Note: If a student is dissatisfied with an individual grading event (such as an examination, paper, or project) he/she should meet with the instructor immediately for resolution. If not resolved, the student should use individual grading events as evidence to support their request for a change in course grade.

Repeating Courses

Courses with grades of C- or below may be repeated.

The best grade received will count in the student’s GPA. All other attempts, while remaining on the transcript will be removed from the GPA calculation.

The system of grade exchange became effective June 15, 1970, and does not apply to any course taken prior to this date.

Student Classification

Freshman 0 - 29 credits

Sophomore 30 - 59 credits

Junior 60 - 89 credits

Senior 90 or more credits

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed with grades of “C” or higher at other regionally accredited institutions. The courses transferred must “demonstrate equivalence with its own course required for that degree.” HLC Requirement https://www.hlcommission.org/Policies/assumed-practices.html?highlight=WyJjbGVhciBwb2xpY3kgb24iLCJvbiB0aGUgbWF4aW11bSJd. An official transcript is required to permanently place the transfer credit on the student’s record. If the student cannot get an official transcript an unofficial transcript will be evaluated on a preliminary basis. The student must provide an official transcript to the Registrar’s Office prior to registering for a third semester. If the student has not provided the official transcript by midterm of his/her second term of enrollment at Indiana Tech the student will have a hold placed on his/her record which will prevent registration in the third term. Should a student be pre-registered in a third term prior to the hold being placed the student will be dropped from the courses.

  • Courses completed at unaccredited institutions or programs will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Registrar’s Office, and credit may be granted if evaluation of the institution and the courses indicate that such credit is appropriate.
  • Students also may be required to submit college catalogs, course descriptions or course syllabi to aid in the university’s decision on whether to grant credit.
  • No more than 90 credit hours can be transferred from regionally accredited schools, and 60 from a non-regionally accredited schools to be applied to bachelor’s degree programs. If a student has received qualifying credit from regionally accredited and non-regionally accredited institutions no more than 90 credit hours of transfer credit can be applied towards a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, at least 21 of the final 30 credits must be completed at Indiana Tech.
  • Students pursuing an associate degree may have no more than 45 credit hours transferred from regionally accredited schools. No more than 30 credits may transfer from non-regionally accredited schools. If a student has received qualifying credit from regionally accredited and non-regionally accredited institutions no more than 45 credits may be applied to an associate degree. The last 15 credits for an associate degree must be earned in residence.
  • Indiana Tech does have transfer agreements with a variety of schools.
  • Contact the Registrar’s Office for more details.

Transfer Credit Policy-Current Students After enrolling at Indiana Tech , students who plan to take a course at another university during the summer or during a semester’s absence, and wish to transfer credit to apply toward a degree, must complete Pre-Approval for Transfer Credit form signed by the student’s academic advisor, course department chair, and the Registrar prior to enrolling in the course. The major or minor department chair’s signature may be required if the course is a major/minor requirement. Upon completion of the course, students should request that official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar at Indiana Tech. No more than 18 credits may be taken for current students. The maximum number of transfer credits cannot exceed the maximum hour requirements listed above.

A student taking a course with the intent of transferring the course back to Indiana Tech without the pre-approval may be denied the awarding of the transfer credit.

Additional Sources of Advanced Credit

Indiana Tech accepts Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES, and International Baccalaureate (IB). For credit to be accepted from these exams you must provide the official score report(s) from the testing service; the university does not accept this type of credit from another school’s transcript. The scores must meet the minimum score designated by Indiana Tech in order for it to be applied to your record. Credit for courses will only be granted once. This does not apply to repeatable courses which use the same course number but are intentionally meant to be retaken.

Prior Learning Assessment

Credit for prior learning, work training and other previous college credit through our Prior Learning Portfolio program. Indiana Tech has partnered with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Learning Counts program to offer this opportunity to our students. Students who have not successfully completed the CAEL course no later than 2 weeks following the last day of the class will receive no credit (NC) for the class. Please see the course description for CAEL 1000 - Prior Learning Assessment for more information.

Military Credit

Military credit recorded on a Joint Services Transcript will be evaluated using ACE (American Council on Education) guidelines. Non Ace credit will be evaluated on case by case basis.

Upon receipt of a former service member’s DD-214 that indicates honorable discharge with 4 or more years of service, 6 hours of elective credit will be awarded.

Students who successfully complete a nationally recognized certification exam (e.g., A++, Microsoft Networking, MOUS, etc) may request transfer credit for an equivalent course at Indiana Tech. Students should contact the dean of the appropriate college for consideration of the requests.

Proficiency Examinations

Proficiency examinations are available for selected courses at Indiana Tech. A proficiency examination is used to establish credit in a course for which credit has not been earned by either transfer credit or attendance in a class at Indiana Tech. A proficiency examination cannot be taken in any course for which a grade has been issued at Indiana Tech or a course that has been audited at the university. When the exam is passed the credit will be awarded with a grade of CR. If a student fails a proficiency exam there will be no transcript notation. He or she may not retake the exam. A student who wishes to take a proficiency exam must see his or her advisor or dean for a list of available exams.

Indiana Tech accepts certain DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST).

A maximum of 45 credits will be awarded for all tests, prior learning, portfolio, and military credit.

Other Prior Learning

Credit can be earned for what a student has learned through self-study, advanced high school courses and non-credit courses. For a list of available exams and the Indiana Tech equivalent course, students can visit the Registrar’s webpage at https://registrar.indianatech.edu/. For more information, students can contact the Registrar’s office at 260 422 5561 ext 2320.

International Transfer Credit

If students wish to have previous university-level course work from international studies evaluated for transfer credit, they must have a course-by-course evaluation report completed by one of the following services:

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.

P.O. Box 36

28 Westhampton Way

Richmond, VA 23173

(804) 639-3660

gcevaluators.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

P.O. Box 514070

Milwaukee, WI 43203

(414) 289-3400

ece.org

World Education Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 745

Old Chelsea Station

New York, NY 10113-0745

(212) 966-6311

wes.org

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

International Education Services

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520

Washington, D.C. 20036-1135

(202) 296-3359

aacrao.org

UCredo

P. O. Box 3044

Windermere, FL 34786

(407) 965-2733

ucredo.com

Change of Curriculum

Students wishing to change degree programs must complete the appropriate Change of Curriculum Form available on our website at Registrar.IndianaTech.edu.

Students may change to the curriculum of the current year with the approval of the registrar. Students may not change to a curriculum in force prior to their enrollment, nor may students revert to previous curriculum requirements after officially changing to a current year curriculum. There is a $10 fee for change of curriculum.

Students are notified upon completion of their change of curriculum through their Indiana Tech email.

Good Standing

Undergraduate students are considered to be in good standing if they maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better unless the student is in the first two semesters in which case a 1.5 is considered good standing.

Academic Probation and Dismissal

It is expected that each student will strive to maintain the highest academic record. Once semester grades are issued, students who have completed their first semester must have earned at least a 1.5 cumulative GPA or they will be placed on academic probation. Once on probation, these students must earn a cumulative GPA of 1.5 or higher for the following semester or they will be academically dismissed.

Once semester grades are issued, students who have completed their third semester and beyond must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA or they will be placed on academic probation. Once on probation, these students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for the following semester or they will be academically dismissed.

  • Students placed on academic probation or who have been dismissed will be informed of their status through Indiana Tech email within two weeks of the end of the academic semester that determined the status.
  • Students placed on academic dismissal status for the first time may apply for readmission after a period of one semester, not including winter or summer semesters. The Registrar’s office determines whether or not a student is readmitted and will notify these students through email of the decision within two weeks of the student requesting readmission. Upon readmission, these students will be placed on academic probation and will need to earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, or they will be academically dismissed for a second time.
  • Students academically dismissed for the second time may apply for readmission to the University after one calendar year but may not apply for readmission to the same academic major for at least one calendar year after that.
  • Students on academic probation or dismissal status may not hold office in any campus fraternity organization; may not participate in intercollegiate athletics, and may be required to live in campus housing unless married or living with close relatives.

Academic Intervention for Students on Probation

The academic intervention program provides services to current and entering students placed on academic probation and concentrates on the individual student. Once they have been notified of their probationary status, students are assigned to faculty and staff advisors who serve as Student Success Advisers. Student Success Advisers are matched with students based on Indiana Tech’s commitment to providing relationship-based education; consideration for the pairings is given to major area of study, academic and co-curricular involvement, and past and current advisor-advisee familiarity. Students and Student Success Advisers work together by creating personalized contracts. This includes identifying and setting realistic goals as well as the steps needed to achieve them, terms of mutual accountability, and resources that can assist students both in short- and long-term bases. Student Success Advisers and students work together toward a common goal of helping students improve and achieve academic and overall success in college.

Academic Dismissal Appeal

Students who are academically dismissed have an opportunity to appeal the dismissal if extenuating circumstances occurred during the semester that led to the academic dismissal. The letter notifying these students of their dismissal status also outlines the process for appealing the academic dismissal. Students must submit appeals no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of the following semester. Appeals are reviewed by the Financial Aid-Academic Dismissal Appeals Committee. Students will be notified of the outcome of the appeal review through email. If a student disagrees with the outcome, a second appeal can be made to the vice president for academic affairs, whose decision is final. Students whose record indicates routinely poor performance cannot appeal the dismissal but must follow the dismissal guidelines above.

Academic Bankruptcy Policy

Academic Bankruptcy involves a student’s request to forgive grades and credits. Only students who have not been enrolled at Indiana Tech for the previous 5 academic years are eligible for Academic Bankruptcy. By petitioning and receiving approval from the Vice President of Academic Affairs, all D and F grades would be ignored from GPA calculations but not removed from the transcript. Academic bankruptcies are approved based on a student’s poor academic progress because of extreme personal, emotional, or financial circumstances so devastating that it became impossible to perform academically at a level approximating the usual record of achievement. (Summer sessions are considered one academic semester). The following specific guidelines apply to any Petition for Academic Bankruptcy:

  • Academic Bankruptcy is only applicable to those pursuing an undergraduate degree program.
  • Once a student has graduated, the Academic Bankruptcy will not retroactively be applied.
  • No more than one petition for Academic Bankruptcy may be granted during the student’s academic career at Indiana Tech. When granted, it is irrevocable.
  • A petition for Academic Bankruptcy is filed with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, whose decision is final. The Registrar’s Office will notify the student of the outcome on their Academic Bankruptcy petition. If approved, the Registrar’s Office will provide the student a plan of action outlining the criteria for academic bankruptcy.
  • The extenuating circumstances for which the student is requesting academic bankruptcy must be compelling, and they must be clearly and unquestionably proven. The burden of proof is entirely on the student. Verifiable documentation of the extenuating circumstances, such as letters from medical doctors or others, must be submitted with the petition.
  • When academic bankruptcy is granted, the students’ grades in which he/she received a D or F in the courses will be forgiven and noted on their academic transcripts.
  • Under this policy, the term “academic bankruptcy” would be reflected on the transcript. This policy will only be granted once during a student’s academic career at Indiana Tech. Implementation of academic bankruptcy at Indiana Tech does not obligate any other institution to approve or recognize this distinction.

Grade Forgiveness Policy

When a student changes majors from one school or college to another, courses not required in the new major may be dropped from the student’s cumulative totals if the grades earned were less than “C.” Once courses are dropped in this way, they cannot be retaken in the new major. This policy does not change the approval process for changes of curriculum.

The Grade Forgiveness policy is available to provide students with an opportunity to begin studies in a new major without the repercussions of poor grades from their previous major. All grades will appear on their transcripts; the dropped ones will just no longer count toward the cumulative GPA. The following specific guidelines apply to any Petition for Grade Forgiveness Policy:

This policy applies only to students moving majors from one school or college to another, as in the following:

Colleges:

Business

Engineering

Arts and Sciences

Schools:

Computer Sciences

  • Grade Forgiveness Policy is only applicable to those pursuing an undergraduate degree program.
  • A petition for Grade Forgiveness is filed with the Dean of the new college, whose decision is final. Upon review, the Registrar’s Office will notify the student of the outcome on their Grade Forgiveness petition after the change of curriculum to the new major has been updated.
  • The Grade Forgiveness will not omit the student from graduating with honors from their new major.
  • Grades cannot be forgiven if the course is required as part of their new major.
  • Students who have earned 30 credits or less must have a 1.50 cumulative GPA after grade forgiveness has been applied in order to qualify. Students with 31 credits or more must have a 2.00 cumulative GPA after grade forgiveness has been applied in order to qualify.

General Education Requirements

Although Indiana Tech has historically focused its academic programs in areas that lead directly to career opportunities, the university recognizes the importance of providing students with a well-rounded education. The goal of the general education requirements is to provide students pursuing bachelor’s degrees with the skills and flexibility they will need to be successful in a rapidly changing world. The University’s core of general education courses ensures that our graduates have this solid foundation on which to build more specific professional training within the chosen major.

The general education component at Indiana Tech is organized around several desired outcomes. Many of these components are taught across the curriculum (such as critical thinking skills and creativity). However, there are also cases where specific courses can be identified which more directly aim toward fulfillment of the identified competencies. In some cases, the specific course required depends upon the degree program that the student is pursuing.

Composition and Communication Skills: Three courses required.

ENG 1252 Argumentative Writing

ENG 1272 Analytical Writing

ENG 2322 Research Writing or EGR 2000 Engineering Communication

Cultural and Ethical Awareness: This area is fulfilled by three Humanities courses, one of which must be literature. Please check with your advisor as your program may require specific general education courses.

Literature Courses

HUM 3140 Children’s Literature
HUM 3180 Dramatic Literature
HUM 3310 Interpretation of Fiction
HUM 3320 Major British Writers
HUM 3330 American Writers
HUM 3350 Great Books of the Western World
HUM 3360 African American Literature
HUM 3370 Horror in Film and Literature
HUM 3380 Shakespeare in Stratford
HUM 3390 Women in Literature
HUM 3500 Contemporary Literature

Other Humanities Courses: A student may take two literature courses and one humanities course to fulfill this requirement.

HUM 2510 Music Appreciation
HUM 2520 Art Appreciation
HUM 2730 Introduction to Philosophy
HUM 2990 Special Topics in Humanities
HUM 3100 Topics in Philosophy: The Good Life
HUM 3110 Introduction to Cinema
HUM 3200 Philosophy of Technology
HUM 3220 Philosophy of Law
HUM 3340 World Cultures
HUM 3710 Ethics
HUM 3720 Advanced Critical Thinking
HUM 3740 Philosophy of Terrorism

Technology: One course required

MIS 1300 Software Tools

Mathematical Reasoning: Two courses required

MA 1025 Mathematical Problem Solving or equivalent

MA 2025 Statistical Problem Solving or equivalent

Note: MA 1005 Foundations of Mathematics I or test out is a prerequisite for MA 1025; credits may not count toward degree requirement.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Critical thinking skills should be developed and honed throughout the student’s coursework at Indiana Tech

IIT 1270 Introduction to Critical Inquiry may be required by the student’s major.

Understanding Ourselves and Society: Three courses required

PSY 1700 Introduction to Psychology

Two additional psychology, social science or personal finance courses to be determined by major

BA 2200 Personal Finance

PSY 1750 Human Growth and Development

PSY 2000 Understanding Diversity

PSY 2300 Human Sexuality

PSY 2510 Theories of Counseling

PSY 2520 Abnormal Psychology

PSY 2760 Theories of Personality

PSY 2780 Social Psychology

PSY 3730 Aging

SS 1110 American Governments

SS 2110 Introduction to Anthropology

SS 2410 World History

SS 2430 Early United States History

SS 2440 History of Modern America

SS 2460 African-American History and

SS 2720 Group Dynamics

SS 2800 Introduction To Sociology

SS 2810 Social Problems

SS 2820 Marriage and the Family

SS 2850 Conflict Resolution

SS 2900 Community & Social Movements

SS 3300 Sport in Society

Science: Choose one of the following courses

PH 1000 Physical Science

BIO 1000 Introductory Biology

CH 1000 Fundamentals of Chemistry

SCI 2000 Contemporary Issues in Science

General Education Learning Outcomes

The curricula at Indiana Tech are constructed to assure that students will master the following learning outcomes:

Composition and Communication

  • Demonstrate flexible strategies for generating, revising and editing verbal texts.
  • Practice appropriate means of documenting work and understanding the ethics and legalities of proper documentation.
  • Limit errors in surface features as syntax grammar, punctuation, spelling and diction.
  • Define and demonstrate conventions of format and structure, and adopt voice.

Cultural and Ethical Awareness

  • Demonstrate how awareness of cultural and ethical differences impacts our perception and interrelationships with others.

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

  • Given a problem or situation, identify possible resolutions (hypotheses).
  • Assemble sufficient information/data to determine a resolution.
  • Determine relevance and reliability of the information gathered.
  • Analyze the information gathered so as to identify likely conclusion(s).

Understanding Ourselves and Society

  • Gives us an understanding of ourselves and our connectedness with others.
  • Understanding our past and its impact on society today.

Mathematical Reasoning

  • Be able to solve problems that involve:
  • Numeric or arithmetic contexts: estimation and approximation, percentages, ratio and proportion, simple and compound interest and simple formulas.
  • Conceptual contexts: pattern recognition, symbolizing data, graphing analysis, algebraic expressions, equations, and modeling.
  • Algebraic contexts: manipulations of variable expressions, solving equations, exponents, slope, and equation of a line, linear equations, and simultaneous equations.
  • Data representation and chance elements contexts: counting techniques, data distribution, basic statistical measures, and elementary probability.

Technology

  • Collect and access credible information/data and present it to demonstrate a particular perspective/result.
  • Prepare and present information using word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and e-mail software.
  • Use specialized software or equipment appropriate to the field.

Assessment Program

Indiana Tech recognizes that it is our responsibility as an institution of higher education to evaluate systematically the academic progress of our students within the context of our University’s mission statement. A comprehensive assessment plan has been instituted to ensure that this evaluation is carried out on a timely basis and that the results of this assessment can be used to continuously improve our educational programs and instruction.

The goal of the assessment plan at Indiana Tech is to enhance further the academic and personal development of our students and to provide a means for continually refining and improving the university.

Graduation Policies

Petition for Graduation

All students who plan on graduating from Indiana Tech must file a Petition for Graduation with the registrar’s office. Upon receipt of the application the student’s record will be audited to see if all requirements are complete or what may yet need to be fulfilled. The student will receive an e-mail indicating what requirements are still needed before the degree can be conferred. Once all requirements are complete the degree will be conferred. In order for the student to receive his/her diploma and transcript all financial obligations owed Indiana Tech must be met. Petition deadlines are Feb. 1 for spring/summer graduation and Oct. 1 for fall. To participate in the May commencement ceremony, a student’s petition must be received by the Feb. 1 deadline.

  • Petitions are accepted when students are within two semesters of completing their degree requirements or when:
    • Associate students have earned 45 credits
    • Bachelor’s students have earned 102 credits
  • The Petition for Graduation is posted at commencement.indianatech.edu/students/petition-for-graduation.
  • The associate degree and bachelor’s degree cannot be awarded simultaneously.
  • If you anticipate earning both the associate must be awarded 6 months prior to the bachelor’s.
  • Indiana Tech awards degrees for the at the end of August, December and May for traditional students.

Graduation Requirements

The student may elect to meet the requirements of any catalog enforce from the date of admission to a program but not prior to that date. All requirements including major, minor, concentration and general educations will be evaluated only from one catalog.

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 120 credits must be completed.
  • A minimum of 30 credits must be earned at Indiana Tech with 21 of the last 30 being in residence.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required and major and minor GPAs may not be lower than 2.0.

Associate Degree

  • A minimum of 60 credits is required for the completion of an associate degree.
  • Fifteen credits must be completed at Indiana Tech and must be among the last 15 credits completed in residence.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be achieved.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be achieved in the student’s major.

Second Baccalaureate Degree

Students who have earned a degree from Indiana Tech or from another accredited college or university may earn a second degree at Indiana Tech. All specified requirements for the second degree must be met, and the program of studies completed for the second degree which must include an additional 30 credits for a bachelor’s degree beyond those required for the first degree.

Undergraduate Degrees offered by Indiana Tech

  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)

Second Major

Students may augment their programs by adding a second major. Second majors differ from second degrees in that only one degree is conferred. All requirements listed in the catalog, for both majors, must be fulfilled to have the second major awarded.

Minors

Students may also augment their programs by completing a minor field of study.

4+1 Programs

Indiana Tech’s 4+1 programs give qualified undergraduate students a head start on a master’s degree by allowing them to enroll in two graduate-level courses as part of their bachelor’s degree program. Degree options in the 4+1 program include:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Psychology

In the 4+1 program, you can take two graduate courses and count the credits toward both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees. When you complete your bachelor’s degree, you will already have completed two courses with a maximum of six credits toward your master’s degree.

4 + 1 Program Eligibility Requirements

  • You may apply to the 4+1 program when you have completed 75 undergraduate credits.
  • If accepted into the 4+1 program, you may begin taking graduate courses when you have completed 90 credits (each program has specific prerequisites).
  • You will remain classified as an undergraduate until you have completed all of the requirements for your bachelor’s degree, and you must maintain specified academic standards. If you do not meet the standards, you will be dismissed from the 4+1 program and will lose the ability to double count the 6 credits. You must then take the necessary course work to finish the undergraduate program.

College of Professional Studies

Academic Calendar

Each undergraduate session is five weeks long, and there are nine sessions each year starting with Session 1 in July. The non-traditional CPS calendar is comprised of two semesters with 5-week modules. The fall semester is 30 weeks duration, while the spring semester is of 20 weeks duration.

Session Registration Deadline Start Date End Date
1 July 05, 2019 July 21, 2019 August 24, 2019
2 August 09, 2019 August 25, 2019 September 28, 2019
3 September 13, 2019 September 29, 2019 November 02, 2019
4 October 18, 2019 November 03, 2019 December 14, 2019
5 December 27, 2019 January 12, 2020 February 15, 2020
6 February 07, 2020 February 23, 2020 March 28, 2020
7 March 13, 2020 March 29, 2020 May 02, 2020
8 April 17, 2020 May 03, 2020 June 06, 2020
9 May 22, 2020 June 07, 2020 July 11, 2020

Course Delivery Methods

Indiana Institute of Technology offers courses in the following formats:

  • Face-to-Face - this is the traditional classroom setting.
  • Hybrid - this method combines the best of face-to-face instruction with online.
  • Online - the course is taught entirely over the internet.

Guest Students

Guest students are students who are degree-seeking at their home institution credits may take a limited number of courses at Indiana Tech, as non-degree seeking, with the sole purpose of transferring those credits back to their home institution to be applied to the degree they are seeking there. Guest students are expected to provide a letter from the registrar at their home school indicating that the prerequisites needed for Indiana Tech courses have been fulfilled. Financial aid is not awarded by Indiana Tech for students in this classification.

Special Student Status

Special status students may attend Indiana Tech as non-degree seeking students who want to take courses for personal enrichment or professional development. Financial aid is not awarded by Indiana Tech for students in this classification.

Traditional Student

A student who normally attends classes during the day in a classroom setting and is enrolled in 15 to 16-week courses.

Online Student

A student who attends classes online.

Evening Student - Accelerated Pace

A student who normally attends classes in the evening and is enrolled in classes that are offered in 5-week sessions.

Early Start

A high school student taking college-level courses. A total of 30 credits may be earned using this student classification.

Hybrid

Students whose program is delivered using a hybrid format. While there is significant face-to-face time the face-to-face time does not meet the standard 50 minutes per hour requirement for full-time traditional meetings. The balance of the course work taken by these students is in non-traditional format. Some or all course work may be online.

Credit Hour Policy

Courses are offered utilizing face-to-face, online and hybrid modalities. Courses using these modalities are offered at an accelerated pace with identical curricula, program learning outcomes, and course learning outcomes to the traditional program offerings in order to meet the learning styles of professional, working adult learners. The number of weeks and the frequency of class meetings is determined by the content of the courses.

Three credit, online course: courses are delivered using Blackboard as the course management system. Several different types of learning activities are included within the delivery of the courses and are designed in accordance with the following expectations:

  • Readings from required texts/articles and other related materials requiring at least 45 hours.
  • Preparation of papers and projects related to the reading and/or required activities requiring at least 60 hours.
  • Assessment activities requiring at least 20 hours.
  • Direct interaction with faculty, library staff members, and classmates using live discussion platforms, phone calls, discussion board postings requiring at least 10 hours.

Three credit, five-week accelerated course: several different types of learning activities are included within the delivery of the courses and are designed in accordance with the following expectations:

  • Readings from required texts/articles and other related materials requiring at least 45 hours.
  • Preparation of papers and projects related to the reading and/or required research activities requiring at least 45 hours.
  • Assessment activities including feedback from faculty on papers/research projects, revisions, and discussion board posts and responses as well as tutoring services, requiring at least 25 hours.
  • Direct interaction with faculty and classmates face-to-face instruction, at least 20 hours.

Three credit, hybrid course that meets at an accelerated rate that meets for ten weeks: several different types of learning activities are included within the delivery of the courses and are designed in accordance with the following expectations:

  • Readings from required texts/articles and other related materials requiring at least 45 hours.
  • Preparation of papers and projects related to the reading and/or required research activities requiring at least 35 hours.
  • Assessment activities including feedback from faculty on papers/research projects, revisions, and discussion board posts and responses as well as tutoring services, requiring at least 15 hours.
  • Direct interaction with faculty and classmates face-to-face instruction methods, at least 40 hours.

Undergraduate internship courses are offered for one to six credits according to the following expectations:

Hours of Credit Total Hours of Internship Work Required for Semester Total Hours for Assessment and Supervisor/Faculty Feedback
1 40 2
2 80 4
3 120 6
4 160 8
5 200 10
6 240 12

Advising

Students have access to academic advisors; they are assigned academic advisors after the initial registration process. Unless there is a need for reassignment (as determined by the Registrar’s office) or discussion between students and advisors occurs and they realize there is a need to make a change, students will continue to be assigned to the same advisors throughout their time at Indiana Tech.

Registration

Students are expected to register on the dates indicated in the academic calendar.

It is highly recommended that students meet with their advisors prior to registration.

Course prerequisites and co-requisites

Before students begin a course, they must satisfy all prerequisites and register for co-requisites or secure the Dean/Associate Dean’s permission. At the request of the Dean/Associate Dean of the department through which a course is offered the Registrar’s Office may enroll the student. The registrar may withdraw the student from a course for which prerequisites and co-requisites are not satisfied.

Class enrollment records become official after the add/drop period.

Based on college credits earned, sophomores and juniors, who are in good academic standing (2.0), may elect to take no more than one online course per fall and spring semester with permission from their academic advisor and Dean. The respective college dean may approve a second online course in an extenuating circumstance for sophomores and juniors. No limits will be set on summer sessions. Seniors may take up to two online courses per semester.

Enrollment Status

  • Undergraduate
  • Full time 12 or more hours.To complete in four years it is recommended to register for at least 15 hours each semester.
  • Three-quarter time 9 to 11 hours.
  • Half time 6 to 8 hours
  • Less than half time 5 or fewer hours

Academic Load - Undergraduate

  • Overload for undergraduate students starts after 18 hours.
  • Undergraduate students in the College of Professional Studies are allowed to register for two classes per session up to and including 18 credits in a semester. The 18 credit limit includes all methods of delivery.
  • The criteria to enroll in additional credits in a semester are as follows:
  • The student must be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • The student must have completed at least 24 credits at Indiana Tech.
  • The student should obtain approval from the dean.
  • Eighteen hours is the maximum allowable load without Dean/Associate Dean approval. In order to carry nineteen (19) hours or more, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 and the approval of Dean/Associate Dean of the college in which their academic program resides.

Attendance

Due to the accelerated pace of the courses, students are required to attend each face-to-face class for the full allotted class time.

Logging into your course on Blackboard during the first week of an online course is not considered attendance in that class. Attendance for financial aid eligibility is measured by consistent and meaningful interaction between the faculty and student.

If you know that you will be unable to attend the first class, do not register for the class. At times, an unforeseen occurrence may cause a student to miss the first class. If you are unable to attend the first class, you must contact the Warrior Information Network (WIN) within three (3) days of the absence. Failure to notify the WIN within 3 days of a first-night absence will result in an administrative drop of the student from class. The student is still responsible for all coursework required prior to the absence. Be aware that an absence could result in a grade reduction. Two absences during a single-session course and three absences from a two-session course will result in a failing grade. A single session means that the course is contained in one sub-term while a two-session course means the course spans two sub-terms.

Academic Withdrawal Policy for College of Professional Studies

For classes in the College of Professional Studies, including online classes, you can drop without academic record until the end of the first week of the course (all session lengths). Withdrawals with record are allowed until the end of week 3 for five- and six-week courses; until the end of week 5 for 10-week courses; and until the end of week 6 for 12-week courses. You must contact the Warrior Information Network to withdraw or you will receive a failing grade and be charged for the class.

Withdrawal from the University

Complete withdrawal from the university must be initiated by the student, however, the withdrawal process begins in consultation with the Office of Student Success.

Withdrawal forms must be filed with your advisor promptly; otherwise, the withdrawal will not be considered official. The withdrawal policy does not apply to any student who is dismissed from the university because of misconduct.

Textbooks

Textbooks are loaned to students enrolled in courses meeting both face to face and online.

If you’re a student in the College of Professional Studies taking evening or weekend courses (undergraduate or graduate level) in Fort Wayne or at one of our regional campuses, your textbooks will be shipped to you before the start of each class session.

At the end of the session, simply turn the book into your instructor on the last night of class. Damaged books or books that are not returned within two weeks after the class ends will be added to your student account.

Computer Requirement

Students taking an online course must have a computer that is capable of connecting to and interacting in a Blackboard online class. It is recommended that this computer be a Windows-based platform with the most current Microsoft Office software.

Technical Requirements for Indiana Tech online education can be found at: https://online.indianatech.edu/tech-policies/technical/

Statement of Academic Integrity

Indiana Tech is an academic community that values and promotes academic integrity. All members of our community have an obligation to themselves, their peers and the institution to uphold the code of ethics by demonstrating honesty, accountability, respect, and professionalism. When academic integrity is compromised, learning is minimized and the goals of the academic community cannot be realized.

Academic Dishonesty

Types of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to:

  • Cheating, which includes submitting the work of another person as one’s own work, or using unauthorized aids.
  • Plagiarism, which is the misrepresentation of another person’s work as one’s own. Submitting any writing that does not properly acknowledge the quoting or paraphrasing of another person’s words or that fails to give proper credit for another person’s ideas is plagiarism. Acts of plagiarism can also include the unacknowledged use of other forms of media including, but not limited to music, video, audio, theater projects, compositions, web site, and computer software.
  • Self-Plagiarism (or Recycling Fraud), which is the resubmission of part or all of one’s own work to fulfill academic requirements in the same course or in other courses without providing proper acknowledgment of the original work with accurate citations.
  • Fabrication, which is the falsification or invention of information or data in any academic undertaking.
  • Facilitating Academic Dishonesty, which involves assisting someone in an act of dishonesty.

Consequences

Academic dishonesty is a a serious offense. When a student has violated the principles of academic integrity, consequences will result as follows:

1. Violations of academic integrity will be handled by the faculty at the course level with an academic penalty for the course as stated in the course syllabus. The instructor will notify the student of the penalty and that the incident will be documented at the university level through the submission of an Academic Integrity Violation Reporting Form.

2. Once a second violation of academic integrity has been documented at the university level through the Academic Integrity Violation Reporting process, the student will be required to meet with the appropriate dean (day school) or assistant dean (CPS/online). At this meeting, the dean or assistant dean will discuss the seriousness of the integrity violations and notify the student that any further integrity violations may result in dismissal from the university. A letter from the dean or assistant dean will also be provided to the student documenting the information that was discussed at the meeting and a copy placed in the student’s permanent file.

3. Upon subsequent violations, the appropriate dean or assistant dean will meet with the student to discuss the seriousness of the offense and/or make a decision on dismissal in consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs. The student may appeal the decision by following the appeal procedures on conduct sanctions documented in the Student Handbook.

Course Numbering System

0000 - 0999 Developmental courses

1000 - 1999 Freshman level

2000 - 2999 Sophomore level

3000 - 3999 Junior level

4000 - 4999 Senior level

Grade Point Value

A Excellent 4.00

A- 3.67

B+ 3.33

B Above Average 3.00

B- 2.67

C+ 2.33

C Average 2.00

C- 1.67

D+ Below Average 1.33

D 1.00

D- .67

F Failing 0.00

UW Unofficial Withdrawal 0.00

CR Credit awarded for proficiency credit, portfolio credit or other non-classroom learning.

NC No credit awarded does not impact the GPA

DE Deferred Grade, a temporary grade with no GPA value used for research, internships, and courses which by nature require additional work to be completed beyond the term.

NA Never Attended, a non-punitive grade indicating the student never attended class.

S Satisfactory

TR Transfer Grade indicates the course was taken at another institution and transferred to count toward an Indiana Tech degree. Note: a transfer course will not replace a course failed at Indiana Tech.

U Unsatisfactory

W A record of the fact that the student officially withdrew from a course. It is non-punitive from the academic perspective but is counted among courses attempted but not earned for financial aid purposes.

I A temporary grade which does not impact the GPA.

Incompletes

A grade of “I” (Incomplete) is only to be assigned when a student, through no fault of his or her own, is unable to complete the requirements of a course by the end of the semester. An “I” will not be assigned for a course in which a student is definitely earning an “F.” In order to receive credit for the course in which an “I” is assigned, the student must complete the course requirements by the completion of the next session. After the end of the following session, the “I” will revert to the grade based on work completed to date.

Please note that the policy for assigning an incomplete (“I”) grade excludes Independent Study courses. Any deviation from the above rules must receive special permission from the vice president for academic affairs.

Grade Point Averages

Indiana Tech computes 4 distinct grade point averages.

Semester GPA is computed using only those credits for which are assigned a GPA-related grade for the specified semester. GPA related grades carry quality points that are used in the computation.

Cumulative GPA is computed using all credits which are assigned a GPA-related grade, with the exception of credits earned in those courses that have been forgiven.

The Major GPA is computed using credits which are assigned a GPA-related grade in only those courses that fulfill a requirement in the student’s major, with the exception of credits earned in those courses that have been repeated. For students pursuing more than one major, will have the second major GPA calculated by the courses that fulfill the requirements for that major. A minimum GPA of 2.0 must be earned in the major(s).

The Minor GPA is computed on courses that comprise the minor field of study. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the minor.

How to calculate the Semester GPA:

Multiply the course credit hour(s) value by the quality points of grade earned to get the total quality points value for the course.. For example:

Grade Course Credit Hour Value Quality Points Point Total Quality Point Points

A 3 4.00 12

  • Add the total GPA credit hours for the semester.
  • Add total quality points for the semester
  • Example from above: 43
  • Divide summed total quality points value by summed course total credit hours value

Grade Reports

The registrar’s office will not mail final grade reports. Students may view and print their grades online via my.indianatech.edu.

Freshman Orientation

Online students are expected to register for IIT 1900 Academic & Career Success Seminar.

Dean’s List

An undergraduate student who earns a GPA of 3.5 or higher during any semester and has a 2.0 career GPA will be placed on the Dean’s List.

Graduation Honors

Graduation honors are conferred upon those students who maintain outstanding academic records while attending Indiana Tech. These honors, based on the cumulative GPA in courses completed at Indiana Tech are as follows:

Summa cum laude 3.90 - 4.00

Magna cum laude 3.70 - 3.89

Cum laude 3.50 - 3.69

Grade Appeals

This policy is intended for a student who believes that his/her final course grade is incorrect based on the course syllabus. A formal Course Grade Appeal must be initiated after the course grade has been issued but within fourteen calendar days of the next session or semester start.

The specific steps for initiating a course grade appeal are:

Step 1 The student must first address the specific grading issues with the instructor of the course. If the instructor is unavailable, the student will contact the Associate Dean of the college which owns that particular course (for example, CJ 1100, choose College of Arts and Sciences). The Associate Dean will then authorize an extension of time for the appeals process or will allow the student to proceed to Step 2. This step must be initiated after the course grade has been issued but within fourteen calendar days of the next session or semester start.

Step 2 If the discussion with the instructor does not resolve the problem, the student may appeal the decision of the instructor to the appropriate Associate Dean within 14 calendar days of the instructor’s decision. To appeal, the student will utilize Indiana Tech’s electronic Course Final Grade Appeal Form located at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?IndianaTech&layout_id=2. The formal Course Grade Appeal must state the student’s name, ID, the specifics of the grading issue, evidence of the instructor not following the syllabus and the outcome of the initial meeting with the instructor. The Associate Dean will make a determination within 14 days of receiving the Course Grade Appeal. A letter will be provided to the student from the Associate Dean, informing him/her of the decision.

Step 3 Students may appeal the decision of the Associate Dean by submitting an updated Course Grade Appeal to the Dean of the college that owns that particular course providing new information exists to support the appeal. The updated Course Grade Appeal must include the information previously submitted to the Associate Dean in Step 2, the documentation of the Associate Dean’s decision, and any substantial new information. This information will be emailed directly to the Dean. The Dean will make a determination within 14 days of receiving the updated Course Grade Appeal. A letter will be provided to the student from the Dean informing him/her of the decision. Students are allowed two appeals, after the second appeal with the College Dean, there are no further appeals available.

Note: If a student is dissatisfied with an individual grading event (such as an examination, paper, or project) he/she should meet with the instructor immediately for resolution. If not resolved, the student should use individual grading events as evidence to support their request for a change in course grade.

Repeating Courses

Courses with grades of C- or below may be repeated.

The best grade received will count in the student’s GPA. All other attempts, while remaining on the transcript will be removed from the GPA calculation.

The system of grade exchange became effective June 15, 1970, and does not apply to any course taken prior to this date.

Student Classification

Freshman 0 - 29 credits

Sophomore 30 - 59 credits

Junior 60 - 89 credits

Senior 90 or more credits

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit may be granted for courses completed with grades of “C” or higher at other regionally accredited institutions. The courses transferred must “demonstrate equivalence with its own course required for that degree.” HLC Requirement https://www.hlcommission.org/Policies/assumed-practices.html?highlight=WyJjbGVhciBwb2xpY3kgb24iLCJvbiB0aGUgbWF4aW11bSJd. An official transcript is required to permanently place the transfer credit on the student’s record. If the student cannot get an official transcript an unofficial transcript will be evaluated on a preliminary basis. The student must provide an official transcript to the Registrar’s Office prior to registering for a third semester. If the student has not provided the official transcript by midterm of his/her second term of enrollment at Indiana Tech the student will have a hold placed on his/her record which will prevent registration in the third term. Should a student be pre-registered in a third term prior to the hold being placed the student will be dropped from the courses.

  • Courses completed at unaccredited institutions or programs will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Registrar’s Office, and credit may be granted if evaluation of the institution and the courses indicate that such credit is appropriate.
  • Students also may be required to submit college catalogs, course descriptions or course syllabi to aid in the university’s decision on whether to grant credit.
  • No more than 90 credit hours can be transferred from regionally accredited schools, and 60 from a non-regionally accredited schools to be applied to bachelor degree programs. If a student has received qualifying credit from regionally accredited and non-regionally accredited institutions no more than 90 credit hours of transfer credit can be applied towards a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, at least 21 of the final 30 credits must be completed at Indiana Tech.
  • Students pursuing an associate degree may have no more than 45 credit hours transferred from regionally accredited schools. No more than 30 credits may transfer from non-regionally accredited schools. If a student has received qualifying credit from regionally accredited and non-regionally accredited institutions no more than 45 credits may be applied to an associate degree. The last 15 credits for an associate degree must be earned in residence.
  • Indiana Tech does have transfer agreements with a variety of schools.
  • Contact the Registrar’s Office for more details.

Transfer Credit Policy-Current Students: After enrolling at Indiana Tech , students who plan to take a course at another university during the summer or during a semester’s absence, and wish to transfer credit to apply toward a degree, must complete Pre-Approval for Transfer Credit form signed by the student’s academic advisor, course department chair, and the Registrar prior to enrolling in the course. The major or minor department chair’s signature may be required if the course is a major/minor requirement. Upon completion of the course, students should request that official transcripts be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar at Indiana Tech. No more than 18 credits may be taken for current students. The maximum number of transfer credits cannot exceed the maximum hour requirements listed above.

A student taking a course with the intent of transferring the course back to Indiana Tech without the pre-approval may be denied the awarding of the transfer credit.

Additional Sources of Advanced Credit

Indiana Tech accepts Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES, and International Baccalaureate (IB). For credit to be accepted from these exams you must provide the official score report(s) from the testing service; the university does not accept this type of credit from another school’s transcript. The scores must meet the minimum score designated by Indiana Tech in order for it to be applied to your record. Credit for courses will only be granted once. This does not apply to repeatable courses which use the same course number but are intentionally meant to be retaken.

Prior Learning Assessment

Credit for prior learning, work training and other previous college credit through our Prior Learning Portfolio program. Indiana Tech has partnered with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Learning Counts program to offer this opportunity to our students. Students who have not successfully completed the CAEL course no later than 2 weeks following the last day of the class will receive no credit (NC) for the class. Please see the course description for CAEL 1000 - Prior Learning Assessment for more information.

Military Credit

Military credit recorded on a Joint Services Transcript will be evaluated using ACE (American Council on Education) guidelines. Non Ace credit will be evaluated on case by case basis.

Upon receipt of a former service member’s DD-214 that indicates honorable discharge with 4 or more years of service, 6 hours of elective credit will be awarded.

Students who successfully complete a nationally recognized certification exam (e.g., A++, Microsoft Networking, MOUS, etc) may request transfer credit for an equivalent course at Indiana Tech. Students should contact the dean of the appropriate college for consideration of the requests.

Proficiency Examinations

Proficiency examinations are available for selected courses at Indiana Tech. A proficiency examination is used to establish credit in a course for which credit has not been earned by either transfer credit or attendance in a class at Indiana Tech. A proficiency examination cannot be taken in any course for which a grade has been issued at Indiana Tech or a course that has been audited at the university. When the exam is passed the credit will be awarded with a grade of CR. If a student fails a proficiency exam there will be no transcript notation. He or she may not retake the exam. A student who wishes to take a proficiency exam must see his or her advisor or dean for a list of available exams.

Indiana Tech accepts certain DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST).

A maximum of 45 credits will be awarded for all tests, prior learning, portfolio, and military credit.

Other Prior Learning

Credit can be earned for what a student has learned through self-study, advanced high school courses and non-credit courses. For a list of available exams and the Indiana Tech equivalent course, students can visit the Registrar’s webpage at https://registrar.indianatech.edu/. For more information, students can contact the Registrar’s office at 260 422 5561 ext 2320.

International Transfer Credit

If students wish to have previous university-level course work from international studies evaluated for transfer credit, they must have a course-by-course evaluation report completed by one of the following services:

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.

P.O. Box 36

28 Westhampton Way

Richmond, VA 23173

(804) 639-3660

gcevaluators.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

P.O. Box 514070

Milwaukee, WI 43203

(414) 289-3400

ece.org

World Education Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 745

Old Chelsea Station

New York, NY 10113-0745

(212) 966-6311

wes.org

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

International Education Services

One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520

Washington, D.C. 20036-1135

(202) 296-3359

aacrao.org

UCredo

P. O. Box 3044

Windermere, FL 34786

(407) 965-2733

ucredo.com

Change of Curriculum

Students wishing to change degree programs must complete the appropriate Change of Curriculum Form available on our website at Registrar.IndianaTech.edu.

Students may change to the curriculum of the current year with the approval of the registrar. Students may not change to a curriculum in force prior to their enrollment, nor may students revert to previous curriculum requirements after officially changing to a current year curriculum. There is a $10 fee for change of curriculum.

Students are notified upon completion of their change of curriculum through their Indiana Tech email.

Good Standing

Undergraduate students are considered to be in good standing if they maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better unless the student is in the first two semesters in which case a 1.5 is considered good standing.

Academic Probation and Dismissal

It is expected that each student will strive to maintain the highest academic record. Once semester grades are issued, students who have completed their first semester must have earned at least a 1.5 cumulative GPA or they will be placed on academic probation. Once on probation, these students must earn a cumulative GPA of 1.5 or higher for the following semester or they will be academically dismissed.

Once semester grades are issued, students who have completed their third semester and beyond must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA or they will be placed on academic probation. Once on probation, these students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for the following semester or they will be academically dismissed.

Students placed on academic probation or who have been dismissed will be informed of their status through Indiana Tech email within two weeks of the end of the academic semester that determined the status.

Students placed on academic dismissal status for the first time may apply for readmission after a period of one semester, not including winter or summer semesters. The Registrar’s office determines whether or not a student is readmitted and will notify these students through email of the decision within two weeks of the student requesting readmission. Upon readmission, these students will be placed on academic probation and will need to earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, or they will be academically dismissed for a second time.

Students academically dismissed for the second time may apply for readmission to the University after one calendar year but may not apply for readmission to the same academic major for at least one calendar year after that.

Students on academic probation or dismissal status may not hold office in any campus fraternity organization; may not participate in intercollegiate athletics, and may be required to live in campus housing unless married or living with close relatives.

Academic Intervention for Students on Probation

The academic intervention program provides services to current and entering students placed on academic probation and concentrates on the individual student. Once they have been notified of their probationary status, students are assigned to faculty and staff advisors who serve as Student Success Advisers. Student Success Advisers are matched with students based on Indiana Tech’s commitment to providing relationship-based education; consideration for the pairings is given to major area of study, academic and co-curricular involvement, and past and current advisor-advisee familiarity. Students and Student Success Advisers work together by creating personalized contracts. This includes identifying and setting realistic goals as well as the steps needed to achieve them, terms of mutual accountability, and resources that can assist students both in short- and long-term bases. Student Success Advisers and students work together toward a common goal of helping students improve and achieve academic and overall success in college.

Students on academic probation or dismissal status may not hold office in any campus fraternity organization; may not participate in intercollegiate athletics, and may be required to live in campus housing unless married or living with close relatives.

Academic Dismissal Appeal

Students who are academically dismissed have an opportunity to appeal the dismissal if extenuating circumstances occurred during the semester that led to the academic dismissal. The letter notifying these students of their dismissal status also outlines the process for appealing the academic dismissal. Students must submit appeals no later than two weeks prior to the beginning of the following semester. Appeals are reviewed by the Financial Aid-Academic Dismissal Appeals Committee. Students will be notified of the outcome of the appeal review through email. If a student disagrees with the outcome, a second appeal can be made to the vice president for academic affairs, whose decision is final. Students whose record indicates routinely poor performance cannot appeal the dismissal but must follow the dismissal guidelines above.

Academic Bankruptcy Policy

Academic Bankruptcy involves a student’s request to forgive grades and credits. Only students who have not been enrolled at Indiana Tech for the previous 5 academic years are eligible for Academic Bankruptcy. By petitioning and receiving approval from the Vice President of Academic Affairs, all D and F grades would be ignored from GPA calculations but not removed from the transcript. Academic bankruptcies are approved based on a student’s poor academic progress because of extreme personal, emotional, or financial circumstances so devastating that it became impossible to perform academically at a level approximating the usual record of achievement. (Summer sessions are considered one academic semester). The following specific guidelines apply to any Petition for Academic Bankruptcy:

  • Academic Bankruptcy is only applicable to those pursuing an undergraduate degree program.
  • Once a student has graduated, the Academic Bankruptcy will not retroactively be applied.
  • No more than one petition for Academic Bankruptcy may be granted during the student’s academic career at Indiana Tech. When granted, it is irrevocable.
  • A petition for Academic Bankruptcy is filed with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, whose decision is final. The Registrar’s Office will notify the student of the outcome on their Academic Bankruptcy petition. If approved, the Registrar’s Office will provide the student a plan of action outlining the criteria for academic bankruptcy.
  • The extenuating circumstances for which the student is requesting academic bankruptcy must be compelling, and they must be clearly and unquestionably proven. The burden of proof is entirely on the student. Verifiable documentation of the extenuating circumstances, such as letters from medical doctors or others, must be submitted with the petition.
  • When academic bankruptcy is granted, the students’ grades in which he/she received a D or F in the courses will be forgiven and noted on their academic transcripts.
  • Under this policy, the term “academic bankruptcy” would be reflected on the transcript. This policy will only be granted once during a student’s academic career at Indiana Tech. Implementation of academic bankruptcy at Indiana Tech does not obligate any other institution to approve or recognize this distinction.

Grade Forgiveness Policy

When a student changes majors from one school or college to another, courses not required in the new major may be dropped from the student’s cumulative totals if the grades earned were less than “C.” Once courses are dropped in this way, they cannot be retaken in the new major. This policy does not change the approval process for changes of curriculum.

The Grade Forgiveness policy is available to provide students with an opportunity to begin studies in a new major without the repercussions of poor grades from their previous major. All grades will appear on their transcripts; the dropped ones will just no longer count toward the cumulative GPA. The following specific guidelines apply to any Petition for Grade Forgiveness Policy:

This policy applies only to students moving majors from one school or college to another, as in the following:

Colleges:

Business

Engineering

Arts and Sciences

Schools:

Computer Sciences

  • Grade Forgiveness Policy is only applicable to those pursuing an undergraduate degree program.
  • A petition for Grade Forgiveness is filed with the Dean of the new college, whose decision is final. Upon review, the Registrar’s Office will notify the student of the outcome on their Grade Forgiveness petition after the change of curriculum to the new major has been updated.
  • The Grade Forgiveness will not omit the student from graduating with honors from their new major.
  • Grades cannot be forgiven if the course is required as part of their new major.
  • Students who have earned 30 credits or less must have a 1.50 cumulative GPA after grade forgiveness has been applied in order to qualify. Students with 31 credits or more must have a 2.00 cumulative GPA after grade forgiveness has been applied in order to qualify.

General Education Requirements

Although Indiana Tech has historically focused its academic programs in areas that lead directly to career opportunities, the university recognizes the importance of providing students with a well-rounded education. The goal of the general education requirements is to provide students pursuing bachelor’s degrees with the skills and flexibility they will need to be successful in a rapidly changing world. The University’s core of general education courses ensures that our graduates have this solid foundation on which to build more specific professional training within the chosen major.

The general education component at Indiana Tech is organized around several desired outcomes. Many of these components are taught across the curriculum (such as critical thinking skills and creativity). However, there are also cases where specific courses can be identified which more directly aim toward fulfillment of the identified competencies. In some cases, the specific course required depends upon the degree program that the student is pursuing.

Composition and Communication Skills: Three courses required

ENG 1252 Argumentative Writing

ENG 1272 Analytical Writing

ENG 2322 Research Writing or EGR 2000 Engineering Communication

Cultural and Ethical Awareness: This area is fulfilled by three Humanities courses, one of which must be literature. Please check with your advisor as your program may require specific general education courses.

Literature Courses

HUM 3140 Children’s Literature
HUM 3180 Dramatic Literature
HUM 3310 Interpretation of Fiction
HUM 3320 Major British Writers
HUM 3330 American Writers
HUM 3350 Great Books of the Western World
HUM 3360 African American Literature
HUM 3370 Horror in Film and Literature
HUM 3380 Shakespeare in Stratford
HUM 3390 Women in Literature
HUM 3500 Contemporary Literature

Other Humanities Courses: A student may take two literature courses and one humanities course to fulfill this requirement.

HUM 2510 Music Appreciation
HUM 2520 Art Appreciation
HUM 2730 Introduction to Philosophy
HUM 2990 Special Topics in Humanities
HUM 3100 Topics in Philosophy: The Good Life
HUM 3110 Introduction to Cinema
HUM 3200 Philosophy of Technology
HUM 3220 Philosophy of Law
HUM 3340 World Cultures
HUM 3710 Ethics
HUM 3720 Advanced Critical Thinking
HUM 3740 Philosophy of Terrorism

Technology: One course required

MIS 1300 Software Tools

Mathematical Reasoning: Two courses required

MA 1025 Mathematical Problem Solving or equivalent

MA 2025 Statistical Problem Solving or equivalent

Note: MA 1005 Foundations of Mathematics I or test out is a prerequisite for MA 1025; credits may not count toward degree requirement.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Critical thinking skills should be developed and honed throughout the student’s coursework at Indiana Tech

IIT 1270 Introduction to Critical Inquiry may be required by the student’s major.

Understanding Ourselves and Society: Three courses required

PSY 1700 Introduction to Psychology

Two additional psychology, social science or personal finance courses to be determined by major

BA 2200 Personal Finance
PSY 1750 Human Growth and Development
PSY 2000 Understanding Diversity
PSY 2300 Human Sexuality
PSY 2510 Theories of Counseling
PSY 2520 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 2760 Theories of Personality
PSY 2780 Social Psychology
PSY 3730 Aging
SS 1110 American Governments
SS 2110 Introduction to Anthropology
SS 2410 World History
SS 2430 Early United States History
SS 2440 History of Modern America
SS 2460 African-American History and
SS 2720 Group Dynamics
SS 2800 Introduction To Sociology
SS 2810 Social Problems
SS 2820 Marriage and the Family
SS 2850 Conflict Resolution
SS 2900 Community & Social Movements
SS 3300 Sport in Society

Science: Choose one of the following courses:

PH 1000 Physical Science

BIO 1000 Introductory Biology

CH 1000 Fundamentals of Chemistry

SCI 2000 Contemporary Issues in Science

General Education Learning Outcomes

The curricula at Indiana Tech are constructed to assure that students will master the following learning outcomes:

Composition and Communication

  • Demonstrate flexible strategies for generating, revising and editing verbal texts.
  • Practice appropriate means of documenting work and understanding the ethics and legalities of proper documentation.
  • Limit errors in surface features as syntax grammar, punctuation, spelling and diction.
  • Define and demonstrate conventions of format and structure, and adopt voice.

Cultural and Ethical Awareness

  • Demonstrate how awareness of cultural and ethical differences impacts our perception and interrelationships with others.

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

  • Given a problem or situation, identify possible resolutions (hypotheses).
  • Assemble sufficient information/data to determine a resolution.
  • Determine relevance and reliability of the information gathered.
  • Analyze the information gathered so as to identify likely conclusion(s).

Understanding Ourselves and Society

  • Gives us an understanding of ourselves and our connectedness with others.
  • Understanding our past and its impact on society today.

Mathematical Reasoning

  • Be able to solve problems that involve:
  • Numeric or arithmetic contexts: estimation and approximation, percentages, ratio and proportion, simple and compound interest and simple formulas.
  • Conceptual contexts: pattern recognition, symbolizing data, graphing analysis, algebraic expressions, equations, and modeling.
  • Algebraic contexts: manipulations of variable expressions, solving equations, exponents, slope, and equation of a line, linear equations, and simultaneous equations.
  • Data representation and chance elements contexts: counting techniques, data distribution, basic statistical measures, and elementary probability.

Technology

  • Collect and access credible information/data and present it to demonstrate a particular perspective/result.
  • Prepare and present information using word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and e-mail software.
  • Use specialized software or equipment appropriate to the field.

Assessment Program

Indiana Tech recognizes that it is our responsibility as an institution of higher education to evaluate systematically the academic progress of our students within the context of our University’s mission statement. A comprehensive assessment plan has been instituted to ensure that this evaluation is carried out on a timely basis and that the results of this assessment can be used to continuously improve our educational programs and instruction.

The goal of the assessment plan at Indiana Tech is to enhance further the academic and personal development of our students and to provide a means for continually refining and improving the university.

Graduation Policies

Petition for Graduation

All students who plan on graduating from Indiana Tech must file a Petition for Graduation with the registrar’s office. Upon receipt of the application the student’s record will be audited to see if all requirements are complete or what may yet need to be fulfilled. The student will receive an e-mail indicating what requirements are still needed before the degree can be conferred. Once all requirements are complete the degree will be conferred. In order for the student to receive his/her diploma and transcript all financial obligations owed Indiana Tech must be met. Petition deadlines are Feb. 1 for spring/summer graduation and Oct. 1 for fall. To participate in the May commencement ceremony, a student’s petition must be received by the Feb. 1 deadline.

  • Petitions are accepted when students are within two semesters of completing their degree requirements or when:
    • Associate students have earned 45 credits
    • Bachelor’s students have earned 102 credits
  • The Petition for Graduation is posted at commencement.indianatech.edu/students/petition-for-graduation.
  • The associate degree and bachelor’s degree cannot be awarded simultaneously.
  • If you anticipate earning both the associate must be awarded 6 months prior to the bachelors’.
  • Indiana Tech awards degrees for the at the end of January, February, April, May, July, September, October, November, and December for college of professional study students.

Graduation Requirements

The student may elect to meet the requirements of any catalog enforce from the date of admission to a program but not prior to that date. All requirements including major, minor, concentration and general educations will be evaluated only from one catalog.

Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 120 credits must be completed.
  • A minimum of 30 credits must be earned at Indiana Tech with 21 of the last 30 being in residence.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required and major and minor GPAs may not be lower than 2.0.

Associate Degree

  • A minimum of 60 credits is required for the completion of an associate degree.
  • Fifteen credits must be completed at Indiana Tech and must be among the last 15 credits completed in residence.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be achieved.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be achieved in the student’s major.

Second Baccalaureate Degree

Students who have earned a degree from Indiana Tech or from another accredited college or university may earn a second degree at Indiana Tech. All specified requirements for the second degree must be met, and the program of studies completed for the second degree which must include an additional 30 credits for a bachelor’s degree beyond those required for the first degree.

Undergraduate Degrees offered by Indiana Tech:

  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)

Second Major

Students may augment their programs by adding a second major. Second majors differ from second degrees in that only one degree is conferred. All requirements listed in the catalog, for both majors, must be fulfilled to have the second major awarded.

Minors

Students may also augment their programs by completing a minor field of study.

4+1 Programs

Indiana Tech’s 4+1 programs give qualified undergraduate students a head start on a master’s degree by allowing them to enroll in two graduate-level courses as part of their bachelor’s degree program. Degree options in the 4+1 program include:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Science in Psychology

In the 4+1 program, you can take two graduate courses and count the credits toward both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees. When you complete your bachelor’s degree, you will already have completed two courses with a maximum of six credits toward your master’s degree.

4 + 1 Program Eligibility Requirements

  • You may apply to the 4+1 program when you have completed 75 undergraduate credits.
  • If accepted into the 4+1 program, you may begin taking graduate courses when you have completed 90 credits (each program has specific prerequisites).
  • You will remain classified as an undergraduate until you have completed all of the requirements for your bachelor’s degree, and you must maintain specified academic standards. If you do not meet the standards, you will be dismissed from the 4+1 program and will lose the ability to double count the 6 credits. You must then take the necessary course work to finish the undergraduate program.