MSCN Program Policies

Satisfactory Academic Progress - Completion

The MSCN program is designed to be completed in seven academic quarters. Students who deviate from the standard academic program will extend the length of the program. Satisfactory academic progress in the MSCN program is defined as passing all program requirements within two (2) times the length of the longest published program in which they are enrolled, from the initial date of matriculation including any and all leaves of absence and periods of withdrawal followed by re-activation. Generally, this is three and a half years.

Credits transferred from an approved institution count toward the minimum academic requirements to be completed at the end of each academic year (see Minimum Academic Requirements) and count toward the maximum completion time for financial aid. Students must make satisfactory progress toward the completion of their degree at Sonoran University to be eligible for most financial aid programs.

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for the MSCN program includes a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, minimum academic credits earned per term, and total completion time.

Students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress for their program of study in any term will be placed on academic warning.

Cumulative GPA Requirement

Students in the MSCN program must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Minimum Academic Requirements

The following table illustrates the minimum number of cumulative credit hours required to be completed (total credits earned) at the end of each academic year of the MSCN program.

Academic Year Total Credits Earned
1 14
2 28
3 42
4 54