Satisfactory Academic Progress

SECTION A-1 SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

To receive federal aid, both undergraduate and graduate must make satisfactory academic progress. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will be checked after each spring semester.

Standards:

Hours Attempted:

Not Eligible if GPA is below:

Not Eligible if % complete is below:

12-29

1.25

50%

30-60

1.50

60%

61-90

1.75

67%

91 or above

1.85

67%


Courses used in calculations as follows:

Type of Course:

Qualitative

Quantitative

Most recent repeated course

Yes

Yes

Remedial

Yes

Yes

Incomplete courses

Yes

Yes

Withdrawal "W" & "WP"

No

Yes

Withdrawal "WF"

Yes

Yes

Grade of XF

Yes

Yes

Transfer courses accepted

No

Yes

Credit by Exam

No

Yes

Advanced Placement

No

Yes

Pass/Fail

No

Yes

 

The maximum timeframe is no longer than 150% of the published program length.  When a student changes majors, all courses attempted will count. Federal aid will be suspended for students not achieving SAP.  A student may appeal this decision to the Admissions, Financial Aid, and Academic Standing Committee.  If the appeal is approved, the student will be placed on Financial Aid probation for one semester.  The Appeals Form is posted on the Financial Aid page of the school's website.  A student may re-establish aid eligibility by meeting the SAP standard.