All students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress, regardless of funding source(s). Satisfactory progress is monitored at evaluation points scheduled at regular intervals throughout the program. Satisfactory academic progress is determined using a qualitative component based on Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and a quantitative component, which consists of a Rate of Progress that includes maximum timeframe (MTF) for program completion where program completion is not to exceed 150% of the total program length measured in clock hours.


A student’s grades are calculated into a Cumulative GPA. A student must maintain a CGPA of 2.0 or a “C” to be making satisfactory progress. The CGPA is based on total grade points earned divided by the total number of credits attempted. Grade points earned are computed by multiplying grade points for each course by the number of credits completed in the course. 

Grade Appeal Policy

  1. The student is responsible for initiating contact with the instructor to discuss and resolve the grade dispute. 

  2. Should a resolution not be reached between the student and instructor, the student has the right to appeal to the Program Chair within 5 business days of last contact with the instructor and no more than 10 days since receiving the grade. The must be submitted using UMI Grade Appeal Form (

  3. The student is responsible for providing electronic copies of supporting documents she/he believes support the reason for the appeal.

  4. The Program Chair will review all relevant materials pertaining to the appeal and may contact the student and/or the faculty with questions or clarifications. The Program Chair will arrive at a final decision within 10 business days from the date of submission of the appeal form. The decision of the Program Chair regarding the resolution of grade appeal is final.

For non-grades related grievances and complaints, refer to UMI Complaint, Grievance, and Appeal Policy​