Satisfactory Academic Progress

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:

Qualitative
Undergraduate students must achieve a 2.0 GPA or their program minimum. Graduate students must achieve a 3.0 GPA.

Quantitative
Students must successfully complete at least 67% of all classes attempted.

Pace
Studies must be concluded by 150% of their published program length.

Appeals
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:

Generally, SAP appeals will be 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*:

  • Summer 2019 
      Summer Session 1 - May 24, 2019
      Summer Session 2 – July 12, 2019
  • Fall 2019
      September 6, 2019
  • Spring 2020
      January 24, 2020