NCU Catalog - May 2016 
    
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NCU Catalog - May 2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SAP Component Definitions


Program Grade Point Average (GPA) - A Cumulative Program GPA is calculated using only grades earned at the University for the student’s current program of study. The minimum GPA requirement for undergraduate students is 2.0. The minimum GPA requirement for graduate students is 3.0.

Course Completion Rate (Pace) - Students must earn a passing grade in two-thirds or no less than 66.66% of the course credit hours attempted toward completion of their program of study. The Course Completion Rate is calculated by dividing the cumulative number of credit hours successfully completed by the cumulative number of credit hours attempted. All courses count as attempted except for drops and withdrawals for Military Leave of Absence (“WL” grade). Only courses for which the student receives a passing grade count as completed.

Maximum Timeframe -The Maximum Timeframe to complete a program cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the student’s active program and is measured in credit hours. For example, if an undergraduate program consists of 120 credit hours, the student must successfully complete the program after attempting no more than 180 credit hours. See the table below.

Maximum Timeframe resets for SAP only if there has been a substantial change in program. Refer to the substantial change definition in the Readmission policy for more information. A SAP Appeal will need to be filed for all program extensions when it has been determined that a student cannot complete his or her program within the allowed attempted credit limits per their individual program requirements and will need more time to complete their degree program.

Program Type Course Completion Rate Minimum GPA Maximum Timeframe
Bachelor’s Degrees- 120 credit hours No less than 66.66% of total course credit hours attempted 2.0 180
attempted credit hours
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate -12 credit hours No less than 66.66% of total course credit hours attempted 3.0 18
attempted credit hours
Master’s Degrees - 30 credit hours No less than 66.66% of total course credit hours attempted 3.0 45
attempted credit hours
Master’s Degrees - 36 credit hours No less than 66.66% of total course credit hours attempted 3.0 54
attempted credit hours
Post-Master’s Certificate -18 credit hours No less than 66.66% of total course credit hours attempted 3.0 27
attempted credit hours
Education Specialist (EdS) -33 credit hours No less than 66.66% of total course credit hours attempted 3.0 49.5
attempted credit hours
Doctoral - 54 credits hours No less than 66.66% of total course credit hours attempted 3.0 81
attempted credit hours
Doctoral - 60 credit hours No less than 66.66% of total course credit hours attempted 3.0 90
attempted credit hours