Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Financial aid recipients must remain in good academic standing, as established by the College and must make satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree in order to maintain eligibility for funding from all sources.

Details regarding SAP standards for financial aid recipients can be found in the Academic Catalog under Expenses and Financial Aid.

Satisfactory Progress Standards for Financial Aid Recipients

All students receiving financial aid must make satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree in order to maintain eligibility. The following standards apply:

  1. A student must attain a B.A. degree within a maximum of ten semesters of full-time attendance or its equivalent.
  2. Progress: Student must complete at least 66.67% of courses attempted.  Transfer credits count in this percent.
  3. A student must maintain the minimum GPA as established by the College.
    • 1.75 GPA after first year in residence
    • 2.0 GPA after second semester of second year in residence

Students placed on academic probation are eligible to be considered for financial aid as follows:

  1. First semester of probation is a warning term – aid continues.
  2. Second consecutive semester of probation – aid continues if there is evidence of academic improvement from the previous semester as detailed in academic plan as approved by Academic Advising Office.
  3. Third consecutive semester of probation – aid suspended unless the student is meeting their academic plan.
  4. Students denied financial aid for academic reasons are eligible to be considered for financial aid after a one-semester waiting period. All appeals are directed to the Dean of Financial Aid.