Students who fail to withdraw from school or drop a course prior to the first day of final exams are directed to the Student Rights Committee for review. Information is available and requests are submitted through the Registrarís Office. More information on the Student Rights Committee can be found in the online Undergraduate Catalog.
Students who are not satisfied with a grade and have reason to believe the grade issued is incorrect, have the right to appeal. The Grade Appeal Procedure is found in the online Undergraduate Catalog.
Undergraduate students who earn a minimum term GPA of 3.80 while enrolled for 12 or more credits during the fall or spring semester will be placed on the Presidentís Honor Roll. Students who earn a GPA of 3.50 will be placed on the Deanís Honor Roll.
The cumulative GPA is used to determine which baccalaureate degree students graduate with honors. Students must have completed at least two terms and 30 or more credits at Minot State. The minimum honors requirements are as follows: Cum Laude - 3.50 GPA, Magna Cum Laude - 3.75 GPA, & Summa Cum Laude - 3.90 GPA.
Students may repeat a course taken at Minot State or those originally taken at another institution; however, they should be aware of the guidelines in place for repeating courses. Students can view these guidelines in the online Undergraduate Catalog.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the number of honor points earned by the number of semester credits attempted for which grades of A, B, C, D, or F were given. Honor points are calculated by multiplying the number of semester credits by the points awarded for the grade achieved in the course.
For example, a student who received an A, a B, a C, and a D in four 3-credit courses would have the following GPA:
- A X 3 credits = 4 X 3 = 12 honor points
- B X 3 credits = 3 X 3 = 9 honor points
- C X 3 credits = 2 X 3 = 6 honor points
- D X 3 credits = 1 X 3 = 3 honor points
- Total = 12 credits = 30 honor points = 30 honor points/12 credits = 2.50 GPA
Students who wish to calculate their GPA, may also use an Online GPA Calculator.
Students who have been attending a course, have done satisfactory work, and have a reason that is satisfactory to the instructor may be assigned an "I", which stands for incomplete, for a specific course. Students should view the entire policy for incomplete grades in the online Undergraduate Catalog. Instructors will work with students to determine a deadline to complete the course.
Faculty are required to submit midterm deficiencies. Ds, Fs, and Us are considered deficient grades. Students receiving midterm deficiencies will receive a letter from the Registrarís Office. Academic Advisors will also be notified of their advisees receiving deficiencies. Midterm deficiencies are not a part of the studentís official record and will not appear on the transcript. An advisor hold is placed on the account for those students who receive two or more midterm deficiencies. This hold will prevent students from dropping a course(s) for the current semester and add courses for the upcoming term. Students who have two or more midterm deficiencies are required to visit with their assigned academic advisor to discuss available options and services.
Students are classified by year according to the number of credits earned as follows:
- Freshman, 0-23 credits
- Sophomore, 24-59 credits
- Junior, 60-89 credits
- Senior, 90 or more