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Academic Standing

There are 4 kinds of academic standing for an undergraduate student at NDU (catalog p. 72):


Good Academic Standing

An undergraduate sophomore student is deemed in good academic standing if his/her
cumulative GPA satisfies any of the following cases:


Cumulative GPA # of Undergraduate Credits

At least 1.5/4.0 1 cr. – 12 cr.
At least 1.75/4.0 13 cr. – 24 cr.
At least 2.0/4.0 25 cr. or more


Academic Probation

An undergraduate student will be on academic probation if his/her cumulative GPA
satisfies any of the following cases


Cumulative GPA # of Undergraduate Credits

Less than 1.5/4.0 1 cr. – 12 cr.
Less than 1.75/4.0 13 cr. – 24 cr.
Less than 2.0/4.0 25 cr. or more

Academic Suspension

An undergraduate student placed on academic probation for three consecutive semesters
will be placed on academic suspension (i.e. third probation is the suspension) irrespective
of whether she/he is registered or not. If the third semester of probation happens to be the first (ie Fall) or second (ie Spring) semester of the academic year, the student is granted
one more semester for the removal of suspension.
Students placed on suspension may consider the following options:

1. The student may register, upon the written approval of his/her academic advisor, in a
number of courses at other accredited institutions of higher education. The credits for
the courses completed with a grade of “C” or better may be transferred, as
appropriate, towards the requirements of his/her degree at NDU. The grades and GPA
for these courses, however, shall not be transferred.

2. The student may petition to the Dean of his/her Faculty to reconsider the suspension
decision. The Dean will, then, determine the final status of the student in the light of
the GPA obtained:
If the Cum. GPA is 1.79 or lower the student will be placed on academic suspension in
his/her Faculty but may, nonetheless, register in another Faculty at NDU following
due procedure;
The suspension may be withheld if the Cum GPA is 1.8-1.99. The student is given
another chance to obtain good standing.


Academic Dismissal

An undergraduate student is dismissed from the University if he/she fails to maintain good
academic standing either during the semester immediately following reinstatement from
academic suspension or after the student had been granted permission from the Faculty
Dean to have the suspension removed but failed to do so.
If the student’s semester GPA is at least 1.5/4.0, 1.7/4.0 or 2.0/4.0, and his cumulative
GPA is still below 2.0/4.0, the student is granted another extra semester. If at the end of
this semester the student still fails to be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA),
he/she will be dismissed

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