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Undergraduate Academic Progress

All undergraduate students, regardless of when they first enrolled in NC State University, are subject to the Progress Toward Undergraduate Degree (REG 02.05.03) regulations.

Undergraduate and Agricultural Institute (AGI) students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per term to be considered full-time. Undergraduate students are encouraged to enroll in at least 15 hours per term in a degree-granting major to remain on track to graduate.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for undergraduate students is evaluated annually at the end of the Spring semester (May).

Undergraduate and AGI students must meet the following standards for continued enrollment:

  • Successfully complete at least 2/3 of all attempted hours*
  • Maintain an academic standing that allows for continued enrollment. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or be on Academic Warning or Probation in order to be eligible to continue enrollment. Learn more about Academic Standing.

Undergraduate and AGI students applying for financial aid must also meet the standards outlined by the Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Eligibility Policy.

*Attempted hours = All hours attempted toward the degree
*Completion rate = Hours Completed/Hours Attempted