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SUBJECT: 400s: Academic affairs EFFECTIVE: April 12, 2017
Section: 403.7.5 System Satisfactory Academic Progress and Cumulative Grade Point Average Calculation

This procedure defines NDUS requirements for the consistent and accurate calculation of satisfactory academic progress and cumulative grade point average (GPA), as required for federal financial aid administration and state scholarship qualification.

  1. Effective no earlier than Fall 2018, institutions must enter into the student administration system as individual courses all undergraduate courses in an undergraduate career, including all upper and lower division courses, and transfer courses including courses with grades of F and non-permanent incompletes, with the exception of collaborative student academic records. Collaborative students must have all attempted and completed courses entered by their home institution. All attempted credits must be entered into both the "Incoming Course" and "Equivalent Course" blocks on the ConnectND Transfer Credit Evaluation screens with appropriate entries. Course evaluation for institutional GPA purposes is addressed in later screens.

  2. In addition to calculation of GPA for system purposes according to subsection 1, institutions may evaluate courses and calculate a separate institutional GPA for program and institution purposes.

  3. Consistent with Procedure 404.0, collaborative course credits must be included in cumulative GPA calculations.

Chancellor's Cabinet, December 1, 2010.
The addition of "for students who first enroll in the fall 2010 semester or later," was added following the December 1, 2010, Chancellor Cabinet meeting by Chancellor Goetz.
Chancellor's Cabinet, April 12, 2017.
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