F Grade and Repeated Courses
Credit can be earned only once for a given course. If a grade of ‘F’ is earned in a required course, it must be repeated. An incomplete course cannot be repeated.
Policy on Incompletes
A student can only have two “I” grades on the transcript. There is no credit for an “I” grade.
Withdrawal from All Courses/Leave of Absence
A student who withdraws from all courses during or at the end of the semester, or plans a leave of absence, must complete a Withdrawal or Leave of Absence Form, which can be found in the Registrar’s office. An honorable release in granted to students whose academic record makes them eligible to continue, or return to the University and it states that they have met all obligations to the University.
Credit by Examination
Any student in good standing in the University may receive credit for any IUM course for which he/she demonstrates superior achievement by passing an examination in the subject matter. Students can receive credit by examination in any number of courses. The fee per credit is the same even for credit by examination.
Grade Point Average
A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 must be maintained in the BA program for a student to remain in general ‘good standing’. Additionally, all students in the BA program are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in their obligatory Core requirements in Islamic Studies. A student maintaining an overall GPA of 3.5 or above, and having no D or F grades on their records, may be nominated for honors by their academic advisors. Such honors will be noted on the official record.
Academic Dishonesty, Dismissal, and Appeal
The faculty and administration of IUM agree that this institution will not tolerate academic dishonesty. Students have an obligation to maintain a high degree of academic integrity and to have behave honestly and fairly with other students, their property members of University community, University guests and University property. Any violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action ranging from warning to expulsion from the university.
Plagiarism occurs when one:
In cases where it is believed that the student did not take proper care in following standard academic protocols relating to the correct usage of citations, then the supervising faculty member must see to the student’s correction and the student must correct such mistakes. There are a number of handbooks on how to properly cite academic work. One can find these sources online or in the University library.
A student must seek assistance and counseling from an advisor and/or the instructor as soon as he/she experiences academic difficulties. As noted above, students on probationary status may lose eligibility for financial aid or scholarships from the University.
Confidentiality of Student Records and Information
Islamic University of Minnesota has strict confidentiality policy and respects student private and academic information. No student may access another’s file. Students must display their student ID when requesting access to their student files.