Federal regulations require schools participating in Title IV student financial aid programs to establish, publish, and apply reasonable standards for measuring whether a student has maintained satisfactory progress in his or her course of study. The University of North Dakota evaluates student's progress at the end of each semester of enrollment. Recipients of and applicants for federal financial aid are subject to the satisfactory rate of progress standard as described below.
Federal financial aid includes: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, State Student Incentive Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Nursing Loan, Federal Direct loans, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal GradPLUS Loan, Health Profession Student Loans, and Primary Care Loans.
If you do not meet one of the standards below you will receive an email notification to your UND email address after grades have posted and SAP has been evaluated each semester.
Student must not be academically dismissed by the University.
You must be eligible to re-enroll in the next term in order to meet this standard. Your cumulative grade point average will be reviewed at the end of each regular period of enrollment.
Maximum Attempted Credits For Declare Major
Students must not exceed the maximum attempted credits allowed for their program.
Maximum Time Frame
Students exceeding maximum credits and pursuing a second degree or multiple majors will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Undergraduate Students: Undergraduate students must complete their program within 187 attempted credits. Students transferring in credits will want to contact the Student Financial Aid Office to verify eligibility.
Post-baccalaureate Students (not admitted to graduate, law, or medical programs of study) enrolled in an educational program that leads to an undergraduate degree or teacher certification must complete their program within undergraduate maximum credit standards.
Graduate Students: Students must complete their program within 135 attempted credits.
Law Students: Students must complete their program within 135 attempted credits.
Medical Students: Students must complete their program within 218 attempted creditsCredits attempted at other post-secondary institutions and recorded in transfer by the University will be included in the determination of both credit hours attempted and credit hours completed.
Successfully Completing 66.667% Of All Credits
Credits dropped after the financial aid census date (see SFA Calendar for the current term's census date) are considered attempted but not completed.
Grades of Incomplete (I), CD (EHD only) NR, U, Withdrawal (W), CW (EHD only), and F are considered attempted but not completed.
Credits completed at other post-secondary institutions and recorded in transfer by the University will be included in both credit hours attempted and credit hours completed.
Credits for repeated courses are counted as attempted but not completed. A repeated course is only counted once as a completed course.
Must Meet Minimum GPA Standard
All credits recorded in transfer by the Registrar's Office (including F's) are included in the GPA evaluation.
Undergraduate Students: Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA by the end of their 4th semester of enrollment.
Law Students: Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA by the end of their 4th semester of enrollment.
Graduate Students: Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA by the end of their 4th semester of enrollment.
Medical Students: Students must meet the Medical School's academic standards as defined in the Medical School Bulletin and be eligible to enroll in the next term