Standards of Satisfactory Academic ProgressAugust 10, 2022 2023-06-06 6:50
Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress
All students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to remain enrolled at the university. Satisfactory academic progress is determined by measuring the student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and the student’s rate of progress toward completion of the academic program. These are outlined below.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
- Students are evaluated at the end of an academic term.
- If a student fails a course before the academic term ends, they are immediately placed on academic probation.
- The student will remain on academic probation until they retake the failed course when it is next offered and passes on the next attempt.
- If the student takes the course a second time and passes it, the student is removed from academic probation.
- If the student fails the course for a second time, the student could be academically dismissed from the university.
|Program||Program Length||Maximum Allowed Timeframe|
|Master's Program||18 Months||27 Months|
Students at the graduate level must meet a minimum CGPA requirement of 3.0 throughout their enrollment to be considered making satisfactory academic progress. CGPA will be reviewed at the end of each term after grades have been posted to determine if the student’s CGPA complies.
A change in grade must be resolved by the end of the term following the term in which the grade was originally issued. Grade changes must be submitted from the faculty to the University registrar on the official “Grade Change Form”, with the instructor's signature. All grade changes are subject to administrative approval. Students questioning a term grade posted to their academic record should e-mail the university registrar. The university registrar will forward the e-mail to the instructor of the course and the appropriate academic administrator for resolution. The timeframe for changing the grade is one (1) week from the end of the term.
COMPUTATION OF CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE
The cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is computed by assigning every component a percentage based on its portion of the total hours comprising the student's program. Quality points are assigned to each grade given. The CGPA will be calculated by totaling the assigned quality points