The University offers students the opportunity to audit many of its classes. Students attending as auditors are expected to participate fully in the classes, but they do not receive grades or credit. The following guidelines and standards should be observed.
Any student in good standing who has completed at least 62 semester hours may elect to take one course each semester on a pass/fail basis under the following guidelines.
A student may select the pass/fail option up to the withdrawal deadline each term. For questions regarding the withdrawal deadline, please contact the Office of the Registrar. To request this option a student must complete a pass/fail form and obtain the appropriate signatures before submitting the form to the Office of the Registrar. Once a student has decided to take a class pass/fail, the class cannot be changed back to on that is regularly graded. Note: While a grade of P (pass) does not affect a student's GPA, a grade of F is calculated into the GPA.
A student may engage in research or advanced study on an independent study basis in any academic discipline and earn between one and eight hours of credit. Permission to undertake an independent study project is granted on completion of an application (Available in the Office of the Registrar) and with the approval of the faculty supervisor, the dean of the school or the chair of the department in which the proposed study is to be completed, and the dean of the college/school in which the course is offered. The application for independent study must be on file in the Office of the Registrar prior to registration day. Coursework offered through regularly scheduled classes normally cannot be taken as independent study.
A student registering for an internship, practicum, or supervised teaching must have the approval of the appropriate school or department and must register for the class through the Office of the Registrar. The following definitions apply to these courses.
Practicum: An academic course designed to relate theory and practical experience. A practicum includes both classroom and work activities. A traditional letter grade is assigned based on a combination of academic study and on-site work responsibilities.
Internship: A course designed through an academic school or department to provide the student with a full-time work experience in a practical environment. Internships are arranged and supervised by faculty members and must be approved by the supervisor and the school or department prior to registration. A grade of satisfactory or unsatisfactory (S or U) is assigned by the University supervisor in cooperation with the work supervisor. (Internships for academic credit should not be confused with cooperative education experiences and internships arranged through the Office of Career Services.)
Student (Supervised) Teaching: Experience arranged by the director of Supervised Teaching through the Department of Teacher Education; required for all persons seeking Indiana teacher certification. The University supervisor and the school cooperating teacher consult in the awarding of a grade of satisfactory or unsatisfactory (S or U). (See course descriptions for supervised teaching experiences in the Course Descriptions section of the undergraduate academic catalog.)