Satisfactory Academic Progress
In order to receive financial aid, you must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP). If you do not meet the minimum requirements, you could lose your eligibility.
Federal regulations require the financial aid office to apply reasonable standards for measuring whether you are making progress toward a degree.
Note: If your status is "Tentative SAP - Grade Pending," a preliminary review indicated you will meet requirements. This status will not prevent disbursement of your aid.
- Semester aid and your progress status
- SAP appeals
- Other academic options
- SAP and the GPA calculator
- SAP and your academic plan
- SAP for academic advisors
- Degree Works - new tool for academic planning
Student academic progress is measured at the end of each semester against the following standards:
Cumulative grade point average
2.0 GPA for undergraduate and Pharm.D. programs, 3.0 GPA for graduate programs
At least 67 percent of all credits attempted must have passing grades.
Pace of progress is calculated by dividing the cumulative hours that you have successfully completed by the cumulative credits you have attempted.
Maximum time frame
Undergraduate and graduate students must complete a degree or certificate program in no more than 150 percent of the average published length of the program.
Note: Both pace and maximum time frame are measured in credits only, regardless of full-time or part-time attendance.
P (Pass) or N (No credit) courses
Credit hours for P/N courses are included in the calculation of your attempted credit hours total, but not in the calculation of your GPA. A grade of "P" counts as credits attempted and earned. A grade of "N" counts towards credits attempted and no credits are earned, which may affect your pace.
Repeat coursework and SAP
If you repeat a course, credits for each registration will be added to your attempted total credits. However, only the most recent grade received in the course will be included in the calculation of your cumulative GPA.
Remember that federal financial aid will pay for only one repeat of a previously passed course.
You are given a warning semester when you do not meet one or more of the SAP standards. During the warning semester, you may continue to receive financial aid, but you are expected to improve your academic standing and degree progress to meet SAP standards at the end of the semester
- If you do not meet the conditions of SAP at the end of the warning semester, you will be denied financial aid beginning the following semester.
- You must submit a SAP Appeal to request financial aid consideration. If your appeal is approved you will be on probation.
Note: There is no warning period for students who have exceeded 150 percent of program requirements. If you have earned over 150 percent of the credits required for your program, you are not eligible for financial aid and must submit a SAP Appeal to request financial aid consideration.
Student support services
Academic Success Center
1600 David Adamany Library
1001 Faculty/Administration Building
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
552 Student Center Building
Student Disability Services
1600 David Adamany Library