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:

GPA for Education Majors:

Not Eligible if % complete is below:

12-29

1.25

1.25

50%

30-60

1.50

1.50

60%

61-90

1.75

2.75

67%

91-104

1.85

2.75

67%

105 and above

2.0

2.75

67%

Courses used in calculations as follows:

Type of Course:

Qualitative

Qualitative for Education:

Quantitative

Highest recent repeated course

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remedial

No

No

No

Incomplete courses

Yes

Yes

Yes

Withdrawal "W" & "WP"

No

No

Yes

Withdrawal "WF"

Yes

Yes

Yes

Grade of XF

Yes

Yes

Yes

Transfer courses accepted

No

No

Yes

Credit by Exam

No

No

Yes

Advanced Placement

No

No

Yes

Pass/Fail

No

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 may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office & should be returned to the NGU Academic Affairs Office.  A student may re-establish aid eligibility by meeting the SAP standard.