The US Department of Education requires that all students who receive financial aid make progress toward their program of study. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the measure of a student’s overall academic progress. Students who fail to meet SAP may not receive financial aid. A student’s entire academic history is reviewed for the purposes of SAP, including credits NOT paid for by financial aid.
Standard 1: Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
Students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
- Incompletes, withdrawals, repeated courses: Repeated courses as well as grades of F, course withdrawals (W), courses from which a student has been dropped and courses that are not completed (I) at the end of the semester are calculated in the cumulative GPA.
- Transfer courses are not calculated in the cumulative GPA.
Standard 2: Completion Rate
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 67% of all courses attempted.
- Incompletes, withdrawals, repeated courses: all credits in which a student has registered are considered attempted credits whether or not the course is completed. Repeated courses as well as grades of F, course withdrawals (W), courses from which a student has been dropped and courses that are not completed (I) at the end of the semester are included as attempted credits.
- Transfer credits are counted as attempted and earned.
Standard 3: Maximum Timeframe (150% Rule)
Students must complete their program within 150% of the published length of the educational program. Part-time attendance counts in the maximum timeframe calculation. Students who do not complete their program within this timeframe are no longer eligible to receive financial aid.