Rule 24:40:13:05 Credit hour threshold requirements for continuing eligibility.
hour threshold requirements for continuing eligibility. To maintain
eligibility, each student in the scholarship program must meet the following
credit hour thresholds for the respective term of enrollment: 30 credit hours
before the start of the third semester, 60 credit hours before the start of the
fifth semester, and 90 credit hours before the start of the seventh semester.
Failure to complete the required
number of credit hours before the start of the specific semester disqualifies
the student from further participation in the program, effective at the start
of the semester in which the student fails to meet the established credit hour
threshold. In calculating the student's credit hour total, the participating
institution shall factor in all credit hours completed and transcripted whether
or not the receiving institution otherwise accepts the credit hours and counts
them towards satisfaction of its degree requirements. However, credit granted
for remedial coursework will not be counted. Disqualification is subject to the
(1) A student who fails to
meet the credit hour threshold requirement because the student must report for
active military service does not thereby lose his or her eligibility. In such
situations a persistence waiver may be granted by the executive director;
(2) The executive director
may grant a waiver of the credit hour threshold requirement for good cause
shown and may place such conditions upon the waiver as may be necessary and
prudent to achieve the objectives of the scholarship program.
30 SDR 211, effective July 7, 2004; 35 SDR 187, effective February 12, 2009; 37
SDR 54, effective September 28, 2010.
Authority: SDCL 13-55-36.
Implemented: SDCL 13-55-34.
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