SDBOR Minimum Progression Dashboard
SDBOR policy 2:10.C.4 establishes minimum grade point average standards for degree-seeking undergraduate students in the regental system. Students failing to meet these “minimum progression” benchmarks, which are set at 1.80 for freshmen and sophomores and 2.00 for juniors and seniors, are subject to academic probation and/or academic suspension. These students are considered to be “high-risk” from a retention standpoint.
The SDBOR Minimum Progression Standards Dashboard presents an interactive summary of minimum progression data for the public university system over the last five academic years. The dashboard reports on a single key indicator: the percentage of students considered to be in “good standing” at the close of each enrolled semester. Outcome data can be disaggregated by a variety of student characteristics.
High-level observations from the most recent data include:
- Of the 50,423 student records reported for AY2020, a total of 95.6 percent were marked by a “good standing” academic status. This percentage has remained relatively unchanged in recent years.
- By institution, USD (96.9 percent) and SDSMT (96.5 percent) recorded the highest proportions of students in good standing in AY2020.
Source: Regents Information Systems
Notes: Data include all degree-seeking undergraduates at regental institutions. Data are duplicated by term, meaning that each student is counted once for every enrolled term. For example, a student who enrolled in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 will be counted twice in AY2014. Regental “admission cohorts” are codes that reflect the category of admission requirements that was met in order to enroll. These categories are differentiated based on BOR Policy 2:3. Specific codes include:
- ACC: Met baccalaureate admission requirements for high school graduates
- ACA: Accepted on probation
- ACJ: Met associate admission requirements for high school graduates, did not meet all baccalaureate admission requirements
- ACM: Transferred 24 or more hours and met all institutional requirements
- ACL: Transferred less than 24 hours and met baccalaureate admission requirements for high school graduates
- ACN: Met admission requirements for non-traditional students (25+ years of age at time of admission) as required by the enrolling institution
- ACG: Met admission requirements for non-high school graduates (GED/home-schooled students)
- ACP: Met requirements for provisional transfer admission
- AC3: Did not meet baccalaureate admission requirements for high school graduates; admitted as part of the 3% exception group
- ACX: Did not meet associate admission requirements for high school graduates; admitted as part of the 10% exception group
- ISIS: Admitted under ISIS before standardized basis of admission cohort tracking was initiated