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Satisfactory Academic Progress

Nova Southeastern University's Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice is dedicated to providing an environment for the timely completion of your dissertation. During each term that an Ed.D. student is registered for a dissertation benchmark (i.e., DISR 8966, 8967, 8968, or 8969) or applied dissertation services (ADS 8090, 8091, IDS 8092, or IDS 8093), he/she is responsible for maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP).  

To achieve this, at the beginning of each academic semester for which you are registered for a dissertation benchmark or applied dissertation services, you and your dissertation committee chair should establish a set of expectations that leads to the submission of at least one agreed-upon written product that may or may not lead to benchmark completion. Each term, this written product must be submitted to your dissertation chair via ADRIANA by the SAP deadline (typically about the 10th week of the semester). 

NSU's SAP policies, based on federal guidelines, require students receiving financial aid to fulfill established educational objectives and requirements within a specific time frame in order to maintain eligibility. For detailed information about NSU's SAP policies, please visit the webpage of the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

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