Satisfactory Academic Progress (FedSAP)

When is Satisfactory Academic Progress (FedSAP) evaluated?

Academic progress is evaluated prior to the start of each semester.

 

 

 

What happens if I fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards?

  • If you currently fail to meet the standards but you met the standards the last time your record was evaluated, you will be placed on a status of Warning.  The goal is to use this Warning semester to bring your academic record to within compliance.
  •  If you are still not within compliance after the completion of your Warning semester, you will lose your eligibility to receive federal financial aid.

Can I appeal the loss of my federal financial aid?

Yes; students who are determined to be ineligible for federal financial aid will be notified.  The notification will provide instructions for submitting an appeal.

Do repeat courses impact my SAP eligibility?

Yes; they will impact your pace, because the credits can only be earned once, yet each time you take the class it will count as attempted credits. 
While the grade received in subsequent attempts will not replace the earlier grade, it will average in along with the earlier grade, thus impacting the cumulative GPA requirement.

How do incomplete grades ('I' grades) impact my SAP eligibility?

They impact pace, as they count as attempted but not earned credits.  Initially displaying as an I grade on your transcript, this course will not impact your cumulative GPA.  Once the I grade is replaced with either an earned grade or an F, the grade will impact the cumulative GPA requirement as well.

Do withdrawals impact my SAP eligibility?

Withdrawals from either specific classes or entire terms negatively impact your pace as they are calculated in the attempted credits, but not the earned credits.

How do transfer credits impact my SAP eligibility?

Transfer credits that count towards your academic program impact your pace in a positive way as they count as both attempted and earned credits.  Because the grades for the transfer credits are not reflected in a student’s academic record, they do not impact the cumulative GPA.

If I elect to complete a course using Pass No Credit (P/NC) as an option, how will this impact my SAP eligibility?

Pass no credit courses that are earned ('P' grade) count as both attempted and earned credits resulting in a positive impact on a student’s pace.  Pass no credit courses that are unearned (NC or N/C grades) negatively impact a student’s pace, as they calculate as attempted but not earned credits.

If I am given permission to audit a class will this impact my SAP eligibility?

No; audited classes have zero impact.

Do English as a Second Language (ESL) courses impact my SAP eligibility?

ESL classes are listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin and are counted in both the attempted and earned units.  The Bulletin defines which of the ESL classes earn a letter grade, which would impact GPA, or a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade, which would not.  These classes are included in the SAP review and will impact pace and GPA in instances where a letter grade is received.

Do enrichment classes impact my SAP eligibility?

Enrichment classes are listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin and are counted in both the attempted and earned units.  These classes are included in the SAP review and will impact pace and GPA in instances where a letter grade is received.

How do remedial classes impact my SAP eligibility?

Remedial classes have zero impact on eligibility.