Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress

All students must maintain satisfactory progress towards the completion of their program. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is reviewed quarterly.
To maintain satisfactory academic progress, all students must meet the following requirements:
•    Certificate students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
•    Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
•    All students must achieve progress toward graduation and complete a certificate or degree program within the maximum time frame allowed for the program.
•    Graduate student's attempted hours may not exceed 150% of the published length of the program.

Programs are divided up into evaluation periods. An evaluation period is the period between two consecutive evaluation points. To be considered as making satisfactory academic progress students must complete a minimum number of credits hours and achieve a minimum GPA at the end of each evaluation period according to the requirements below. Students who fail to meet SAP will be placed on probation.

DSC Degree Program

Evaluation Points

25%

50%

75%

100%

Minimum GPA 2.7  2.8 2.9  3.0
Minimum Credits Completed 0 – 15 16 – 30 31 – 45 46 – 60
MSHN Degree Program Evaluation Points

25%

50%

75%

100%

Minimum GPA 2.7   2.8 2.9   3.0
Minimum Credits Completed 0 – 15 16 – 30 31 – 45 46 – 60

MHNE Degree Program

Evaluation Points

25%

50%

75%

100%

Minimum GPA 2.7   2.8 2.9   3.0
Minimum Credits Completed 0 – 9 10 – 18 19 – 27 28 – 36

MSTN Degree Program

Evaluation Points

25%

50%

75%

100%

Minimum GPA 2.7   2.8 2.9   3.0
Minimum Credits Completed 0 – 9 10 – 18 19 – 27 28 – 37
NC Certificate Programs Evaluation Points 50% 100%
Minimum GPA 1.8  2.0 
Minimum Credits Completed 0 – 24   25 – 48  

SFHN Certificate Programs

Evaluation Points

50%

100%

Minimum GPA 1.8  2.0 
Minimum Credits Completed 0 – 12   13 – 24  

WTNC Certificate Programs

Evaluation Points

50%

100%

Minimum GPA 1.8  2.0 
Minimum Credits Completed 0 – 9   10 – 18  

HH Certificate Programs

Evaluation Points

50%

100%

Minimum GPA 1.8  2.0 
Minimum Credits Completed 0 – 6   7 – 12  

 

Students placed on probation due to insufficient academic progress will be allowed to continue in the University for an additional six (6) months. Students on probation will receive a warning letter with detailed plans on how to proceed in order to be removed from probation and continue at the University.  

During the probationary period students must demonstrate that they are able to meet the required standard. Students who do not meet the minimum standards during the probationary period will be dismissed from the University at the end of the probationary period.  Should a student be dismissed as a result of not maintaining SAP, he/she may petition the University to return after a period of one year has passed and must demonstrate their ability to succeed upon reinstatement. A Probation Reinstatement Fee of $100 will be incurred.

Any student that is on Academic Probation will not be permitted to transfer to another program.  Once a student is no longer on probation, then a program transfer will be allowed. Students are also not permitted to take elective courses while on probation.

All courses attempted, including any repeated, incomplete courses or withdrawals recorded on the University academic record at the time progress is checked, are considered in determining if the student has completed the required percentage attempted credit hours and/or if the student exceeded the maximum number of credit hours for degree completion. Transfer credits from another institution that are accepted toward the student’s educational program count as both attempted and completed hours.

The following grades indicate a successful completion of a course: A, A-, B, B+, B-, C, C+, C-, D, D+, P, and TC. Students who receive PR grades are considered to be making progress for that course.

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