Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students receiving aid are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each semester for which they are enrolled. Students who fail to meet the standards set by their program are not eligible for financial aid.
SAP standards include three separate measures. Student must meet all three measures to pass SAP:
Undergraduate students must achieve a 2.0 GPA or their program minimum. Graduate students must achieve a 3.0 GPA.
Students must successfully complete at least 67% of all classes attempted.
Studies must be concluded by 150% of their published program length.
In general, students should have a minimum 1.50 cumulative GPA and at least a 50% completion rate to file an appeal, in order to show that the student is capable of academic progress. Typically SAP appeals are accepted for the Fall and Spring terms only. Summer appeals will be considered on a case by case basis for unique situations such as:
- Summer is the final term
- Courses are offered only in the summer
- Summer courses are required in order to complete the degree in the upcoming Fall
See SAP Appeal Policy for additional criteria required to file an appeal.
SAP Appeal Deadlines*:
- Must be submitted electronically, no later than two weeks after the start of the semester