Satisfactory academic progression for both qualitative and quantitative measures is reviewed at the end of term during the summer, fall or spring, depending on when the student ceased attendance during the academic year, but always is reviewed in the spring term of that year. A student has a possibility of being placed on academic suspension as well as financial aid suspension. S/he may be reinstated academically, however, that does not guarantee financial aid reinstatement. The student must separately appeal the financial aid suspension as outlined below (Appeal of Financial Aid Suspension). Qualitative Measurement
An undergraduate student must meet minimum academic progression standards as established by the South Dakota Board of Regents. These standards are based on the student’s cumulative grade point average and system term grade point average. The system term grade point average is based on credits earned from the six Board of Regents universities during a given term. The cumulative grade point average includes all credits earned (transfer plus system credit). All remedial and audited coursework is excluded from this calculation.
A student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.
A graduate student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
In order to maintain satisfactory progress toward the completion of their degree, all students must successfully complete 67% of cumulative attempted credit hours. Attempted credit hours include all hours that would appear on a student’s academic transcript at the end of any given term, including withdrawals, incompletes, repeated courses, remedial coursework, transfer hours and hours attempted at any time when not receiving Federal Student Aid. Audited coursework is not included. Hours that may have been part of a successful academic amnesty appeal will still be included. Successfully completed hours for both graduate and undergraduate students include grades of A, B, C, D and S. A grade of EX for undergraduate students is also considered successful completion. All other grades would not be considered successful completion. Evaluation of this quantitative standard will be measured once per year, generally at the end of the spring term.