Academic progress is measured by grades and credits earned. Students receive acknowledgment for high academic achievement and are given early warning when they become academically deficient.
To be eligible to register continuously without conditions, an undergraduate or graduate student (refer to graduate student academic standing policy) must maintain good academic standing, which is defined as a minimum term (semester) grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 and a minimum cumulative (cum) GPA of 2.00 (4.00 scale).
A cumulative grade point average of 2.00 ("C") is the minimum satisfactory level of academic performance, the level required for graduation.
Students who receive a Starfish notification indicating the need for academic improvement should consult with the instructor and academic advisor. In conference with the instructor and/or academic advisor a course of action aimed at correcting the areas needing improvement should be developed.
Note: The credits for courses enrolled during the current semester from other institutions or NDUS collaborative credits will not be considered in determining the current semester academic standing due to the delay in receiving the transcripts from institutions for those credits.