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Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards:

  • Qualitative Standard - Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Quantitative Standard - Successful Completion Rate - (PACE);
  • Quantitative Standard -Maximum Timeframe - 150% of the published credit hours required to graduate (MAX)
  • Warning Semester; SAP is measured at end of each term - for all enrolled students

Qualitative-Grade Point Average (GPA)
GPA requirements for long-term certificate and degree seeking students:

  • If the student has attempted 0-21 hours, they must maintain a 1.5 GPA.
  • If the student has attempted 22-32 hours, they must maintain a 1.75 GPA
  • If the student has attempted 33 or more hours, they must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

GPA requirements for short-term certificate (24-29 credit hours) students:

  • If the student has attempted 0-12 hours, they must maintain a 1.5 GPA.
  • If the student has attempted 13 or more hours, they must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Grades for developmental courses and periods where Academic Bankruptcy was applied must be factored into the GPA calculation.

Repeated Courses: The first repeat shall not be factored into the GPA calculation; however, all additional attempts shall be factored into the GPA calculation.

Quantitative -Pace of Progression (PACE)
Completion rate (attempted class hours) required by long-term certificate and degree seeking students:

  • If the student has attempted 0-21 hours, they must maintain a 58% completion rate.
  • If the student has attempted 22-32 hours, they must maintain a 62% completion rate.
  • If the student has attempted 33 or more hours, they must maintain a 67% completion rate.

Completion rate (attempted class hours) required short-term certificate (24-29 credit hours) students:

  • If the student has attempted 0-12 hours, they must maintain a 58% completion rate.
  • If the student has attempted 13 or more hours, they must maintain a 67% completion rate.

Transfer courses accepted by the institution, Developmental courses, Incompletes, periods where Academic Bankruptcy was applied, and forgiven courses must be factored into the completion rate calculation.

Quantitative-Maximum Time Frame (MAX)

  • The maximum timeframe for the completion of an undergraduate degree program is defined as no more than 150 percent of the normal timeframe required to complete the degree program. Example: For degree programs that require 64 credit hours to graduate, maximum time frame is 96 attempted credit hours.
  • All attempted courses, to include transfer credits accepted by the institution, incompletes, periods where Academic Bankruptcy was applied, forgiven courses, and developmental courses, must be factored into the calculation for Maximum Time Frame.

Warning Semester

  • If a student fails to meet the Qualitative Standard-Grade Point Average (GPA) and/or the Quantitative Standard -Pace of Progression (PACE) for Satisfactory Academic Progress they should be placed on a one semester warning.
  • If a student fails to regain good standing, satisfying both the Qualitative Standard - Grade Point Average (GPA) and/or the Quantitative Standard - Successful Completion Rate - (PACE), during their warning semester they will be placed into a Failing SAP Status and will be ineligible for continued aid. Students must follow the institution’s financial aid appeal policy if they wish to be reconsidered for possible continued eligibility.
  • There is no warning semester for Maximum Timeframe.

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