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Academic Standing

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

Cumulative GPA Number of Attended 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

A student will be placed on probation if his/ her cumulative GPA is less than the indicated threshold in the Good Academic Standing table shown above.


Academic Suspension

An undergraduate student placed on academic probation for three consecutive semesters will be placed on academic suspension, with the third probation acting as the suspension, irrespective of whether or not they are registered. The student will be granted one more semester for the removal of suspension.

If at the end of this semester the student still fails to remove the suspension, he/she may consider the following options:

1. The student may petition to reconsider the suspension decision. The decision taken will determine the student’s final status depending on the GPA obtained:

  • The suspension may be withheld if the cumulative GPA is 1.80-1.99. The student is given another semester to be in good academic standing.
  • If the cumulative GPA is 1.79 or lower, the student will be placed on academic suspension in their faculty but may, nonetheless, register in another Faculty at NDU following due process. The student may apply for reinstatement if after spending a minimum of one semester in another Faculty, a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0/4.0, and a general average greater than 2.0/4.0 on at least 12 credits of courses relevant to the major (according to the requirements in his/her faculty) are achieved; or


2. The student may register, upon the written approval of their academic advisor and Department Chairperson, in a number of courses at other recognized institutions of higher education. If after spending a minimum of one semester at other institutions, a satisfactory general average of at least 2.0/4.0 on at least 12 credits of courses relevant to the major (according to the faculty requirements) is achieved, the student may apply for reinstatement to his/ her faculty. The credits for the courses completed with a grade of “C” or above may be transferred, towards the requirements of their degree at NDU. However, these grades will not be counted towards the GPA.


Academic Dismissal

An undergraduate student is dismissed from the Faculty if he/she fails to maintain a good academic standing either during the semester immediately following reinstatement from academic suspension or fails to maintain a regular status after having granted permission from the Faculty Dean to have the suspension removed.
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