New York State Satisfactory Academic Progress

In order to be eligible to receive TAP (NY State Tuition Assistance Program) and other state funded scholarships, students must continue to meet academic progress guidelines. These guidelines require that a student maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average in addition to achieving a certain level of progress towards degree completion.

Displayed below is the criteria used to determine which academic chart guidelines you will need to meet in order to be eligible to receive your next TAP payment.

Students enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Program or those who received their first NY State Award prior to spring 2010 must meet the following guidelines.

CHART A

Semester Calendar Bachelor's Program
Before being certified for this award:

1st Award

2nd Award

3rd Award

4th Award
5th Award
6th Award
7th Award
8th Award
9th Award
10th Award
a student must have completed at least this many credits in the prior term and
0
6
6
9
9
12
12
12
12
12
must have accrued at least this many credits,
0
3
9
21
33
45
60
75
90
105
with a minimum cumulative grade point average of
0
1.1
1.2
1.3
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0

Students NOT enrolled in the EOP/Aim program who received their first NY State Award in fall 2010 and thereafter must meet the following guidelines.

CHART B
Semester Calendar Bachelor's Program
Before being certified for this award:
1st Award
2nd Award
3rd Award
4th Award
5th Award
6th Award
7th Award
8th Award
9th Award
10th Award
a student must have completed at least this many credits in the prior term and
0
6
9
9
12
12
12
12
12
12
must have accrued at least this many credits,
0
6
15
27
39
51
66
81
96
111
with a minimum cumulative grade point average of
0
1.5
1.8
1.8
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0

SUMMER TAP

In addition to being required to meet the guidelines from the appropriate chart above students wishing to receive TAP for summer attendance must:

  • Be enrolled for a minimum of six credits, and
  • Must have a full-time enrollment status in the prior semester, and
  • Must have earned a combined credit total of 24 credits in the prior two terms at Stony Brook University. Transfer credits do not apply to this requirement.

APPEAL PROCESS

A student who does not meet these minimum standards for any one semester will be ineligible to receive an award payment. Students who do not meet the requirements will receive notification. A waiver of the minimum achievement standards may be granted in cases where extreme extenuating circumstances exist. Appeal forms can be found on our Forms Page.

Appeals must be submitted no later than 14 days before the end of the term.

Before completing an appeal form, please review the examples below.

Examples of acceptable extenuating circumstances include:

  • Student illness/medical issues (supporting documentation required)
  • Death in the immediate family (supporting documentation required)
  • Natural Disaster impacting student’s ability to complete coursework

Examples of unacceptable extenuating circumstances:

  • Student was unprepared for the transition to college
  • Issues related to roommates

Examples of scenarios where an appeal will not be considered:

  • Suspended or dismissed students are not eligible to file a TAP appeal
  • Failure to declare a major by the major declaration date
  • Failure to meet the summer TAP requirements outlined above in the Summer TAP section