Satisfactory Academic Progress and Performance (Graduate)

The admission of all graduate students is continued at the discretion of the Dean of the Graduate School, consistent with the policies and practices of the University, the Graduate School and the graduate program. A student must make satisfactory progress in meeting program requirements, must demonstrate the ability to succeed in their course of studies, and must attain performance requirements specified by the graduate program, otherwise their enrollment will be terminated.

Determinations of satisfactory progress occur at the graduate program level.

The Graduate School of Soka University of America has established guidelines that are designed to ensure that students successfully complete courses and to promote timely advancement toward specific degree objectives. These requirements also serve as a standard against which to evaluate student progress, grade point averages and the overall time periods in which students complete their graduate programs.

To satisfy academic progress requirements for financial aid, students must accomplish the following:

  1. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better each semester.
  2. Complete a minimum of six (6) units of credits per semester unless otherwise approved by the Dean of the Graduate School.
  3. Complete the degree objective within the maximum time allowed.