Federal regulations require that Satisfactory SAP measures students’ academic progress using both quantitative and qualitative measures. SAP is reviewed annually.
Qualitatively, students must be maintaining a 2.0 (C) semester grade point average. If a student’s cumulative grade point average drops below 2.0 (C) any time after the end of the second academic year, they will be ineligible for financial aid.
Quantitatively, full-time students must successfully complete 67% of their attempted credits during each academic year. Students attending full-time have six years in which to complete a four-year program. To maintain SAP, a full-time student is expected to complete the following minimum number of credits each year:
Year Full-time Credits
- 1st year: 21
- 2nd year: 43
- 3rd year: 64
- 4th year: 85
- 5th year: 107
- 6th year: 128
Grades of failure, withdrawal, unofficial withdrawal, repeated classes and incomplete do not count toward completed credits.
Transfer credits count toward the completion of a student’s program as both credits attempted and credits completed.