Students are considered to meet the standards for academic progress and be in good academic standing at the end of a term and to be making progress toward a degree or certificate if the student maintains an academic achievement level at or above the point of Academic and Financial Aid Warning according to the following criteria:
- Grade Point Average
GPA info (source: Standards for Academic Progress (pdf))
12-20 1.50 Over 20-40 1.75 Over 40 2.0
“Total credits attempted” includes all credit hours for which the student was registered on or after the census date of a semester, regardless of later dropping or withdrawal from a course. Please note, “Total credits attempted” also includes developmental coursework as well as applicable transfer credits.
“Minimum Cumulative GPA” for SAP is calculated using “Total credits attempted,” but excludes the grades earned from transfer coursework.
- Successful Accumulation of Credits
Students must successfully pass (“S”, “P”, and “D” grade or higher) a total number of credits according to the following standard:
Attempted/Earned Credits (source: Standards for Academic Progress (pdf))
20 12 40 26 60 40 80 54
“Total credits attempted” include all credit hours for which the student was registered on or after the census date of a semester, regardless of later withdrawing from a course. Please note, “Total credits attempted” includes developmental coursework as well as applicable transfer credits.
“Credits earned” excludes those credit hours associated with grades of “F”, “W”,”WA”, “U”, or “I” (Incomplete).
There are four (4) types of Academic Standing. Select the title for more information.
Good Academic StandingA student is considered to be in Good Academic Standing if they meet the Standards for Academic Progress outlined above.
Academic & Financial Aid WarningA student that begins a term (fall, spring or summer) in Good Academic Standing, but does not meet the Standards for Academic Progress (SAP) requirements at the end of the term will be placed on Academic and Financial Aid Warning (fall, spring or summer).
A student who does not meet the minimum SAP requirements after being on Academic and Financial Aid Warning for one term will be academically dismissed.
A student who has been academically dismissed may apply for reinstatement to the Academic Dismissal/Reinstatement Committee on the basis of: injury or illness, the death of a relative, or other special circumstances, with appropriate documentation. For more information on academic reinstatement, please visit Application for Reinstatement following an academic dismissal.
A student who has been academically dismissed from a program and does not wish to apply for reinstatement may continue to attend as a non-matriculated student. A non-matriculated student may continue to take classes, but is not enrolled (matriculated) in a program and is not eligible for financial aid.
Notes: Students who chose to take classes as a non-matriculated student and who meet SAP requirements within 3 consecutive terms from Academic Dismissal (fall, spring, or summer) may be readmitted into their previous program of study without re-applying through Admissions*. Students who take longer than 3 consecutive terms (fall, spring, or summer) to meet SAP requirements need to apply through Admissions to be readmitted.
*Competitive admission programs may have different requirements for readmission.
Academic ProbationA student whose application for reinstatement was approved will be reinstated to their program and placed on Academic Probation. The student will be required to develop an academic plan that will detail how the student will progress toward SAP. Students who do not meet the conditions of their academic plan will be academically dismissed and will not have the opportunity to submit an additional application for reinstatement to the Academic Dismissal/Reinstatement Committee.