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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who receives advising services?

All IU Kokomo students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs are assigned at least two academic advisors who specialize in advising for their major. We also offer advising for "exploratory" students who have not yet decided on their major. You can meet with either advisor assigned to you, but you may also meet with advisors in other areas if you are considering changing your plans.

How can I contact my advisor?

Existing student can find their assigned advisor here and looking under your advisor tab on the right hand side. If you have no assigned advisor you can contact our office by calling 765-455-9405 or via email. Individual advisor contact information can also be found on the advising staff page.

How often should I connect with an advisor?

You can review your program requirements on degree maps. Advisors expect you to come prepared with questions about your educational planning or updates on goals you are pursuing. If your appointment relates to course planning, bring a list of courses you are interested in taking. Doing so will allow you more opportunity to select courses that align with your interests and scheduling needs.

What is "drop-in" advising?

Drop in advising is designed for quick questions and urgent issues.  Drop-ins are 15 minutes or less, and students are assisted in the order they arrive.  If you have a number of questions or need more time to work on a plan with your advisor, you may be encouraged to schedule a follow up appointment.

When should I make an advising appointment?

Scheduling an advising appointment is important for discussions that require more time, like changing your major, determining your graduation date, or crafting a success plan for improving your academic standing.  All new students should meet with their advisor one on one before they begin their first semester.  

How do I register for courses?

As you work with your advisor, you will be introduced to the Interactive Graduation Planning System (iGPS) for course planning and registration. iGPS is a suite of online tools designed to assist you in constructing your personal pathway to your IU degree. Click here to see how you can use the iGPS Schedule Builder to register for classes.

I need to be enrolled full-time; what is full time?

Full time students are enrolled in 15 to 18 credit hours. If your goal is to graduate in 4 years, plan to take 15 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters. Full time status for financial aid purposes is 12 credit hours.

What should I do if I am thinking about dropping a course?

We recommend checking in with one of your advisors if you are considering dropping a course.  Dropping a course can have an impact on your graduation date, so it’s always a good idea to consult with your advisor before you make a decision about a course withdrawal.  Call, email, or stop by the advising office during your advisor’s drop in times.

Why do I have an “Advising Hold”?

Please contact your advisor to discuss the reason of your advising hold. You will be unable to register for classes until that hold has been released

How do I access and read my Academic Advising Report (AAR)?

You can access your AAR in your Student Center. Located under "My Academics and Grades" and clicking View My Advisement Report

How can I calculate my GPA?

Use this link to calculate your semester and cumulative GPA.

What is academic probation?

Academic probation serves as a warning period for students when the cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. Students on probation will have the following semester to increase their cumulative GPA. All students on academic probation are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor regularly.

What is academic dismissal?

Academic Dismissal results when a student on academic probation has failed to increase his or her GPA.

What is academic forgiveness?

If you have not been taking classes with the IU system for longer than 36 months, you may be eligible to use the academic forgiveness policy for prior courses completed with grades below a C. You must see your advisor to complete the appropriate paperwork. Complete details can be found on the Registrar's website.

Graduation Questions

Where can I get a copy of my transcript?

You can access your unofficial transcript under the link "My Academics and Grades" in your Student Center. Official transcripts can be obtained online or in person at the Registrar's office (KC 208).

When do I need to apply to graduate?

If you plan to graduate in December, you must apply no later than September 15.
If you plan to graduate in May or August, you must apply no later than January 15.

How do I apply to graduate?

You need to fill out this form and then submit form to your academic advisor in order to graduate.

Last updated: 08/11/2017