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Student Handbook



We recognize that some of you may be unaccustomed to taking courses in an independent study or online format and may, as a result, find the first exam particularly challenging.

Therefore, we offer you the option of retaking, without appeal, the first exam for any Indiana University High School course you take. The intent of this policy is to give you an opportunity to recover from a potentially bad start in your course so that you may complete the rest of the course successfully.

If you decide to request a retake after completing your first exam, please keep the following in mind:

  • You should request the retake from the IUHS exams department within 30 days of your exam grade being posted. The sooner you retake the exam, the more fresh the material will be.

  • You must retake the first exam before you complete the course and take the final exam.

  • If you retake an exam, the grade on your second exam becomes the grade of record.

The policy for retaking exams remains otherwise unchanged: In order to retake exams subsequent to the first, you have to send an appeal to the IUHS director that describes the extenuating circumstances which you believe warrant the retake and that provides supporting documentation (e.g., statement from a physician, school official, or exam supervisor).