What is Satisfactory Academic Progress? Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the overall measure of your progression toward degree completion. The U.S. Department of Education, required for Title IV financial aid, NCAA regulations, and the institutional policy require that all student accounts be reviewed periodically. ASU assesses student progress after every payment period (the end of every semester). Because ASU strives to assist all students in the successful completion of a degree, the Office of Student Financial Aid reviews academic progress of all students at the end of each semester according to the Minimum GPA Standard, the Pace Standard, and the Maximum Credit Standard. Students who do not meet these standards risk losing financial aid eligibility.
1. Minimum GPA Standard (2.0 cumulative GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduates)
2. Pace Standard: successful completion of at least 67% of total attempted hours
3. Maximum Credit Standard: completion of program(s) of study within 150% of degree requirements.
Several factors contribute to a lack of academic success. To help us determine which factors affected you during the semester, please complete this worksheet so your academic adviser can better assist you. Your advisor may contact you and refer you to additional support services.
SAP appeals are due within the first 30 days of the start of the semester and will be processed once they are finished completely. If you have financial aid, it will be held until you send this completed form to your advisor. Your adviser will then review the form and send it to the Financial Aid office, if approved. If at any point during your degree program a review determines that you cannot complete your program of study within SAP standards, all financial aid eligibility will cease.
Please take the time to answer the following questions in complete sentences and discuss any concerns you may have with your academic advisor. Additional documentation may be requested to support your SAP appeal. Completion of this form does not guarantee financial aid will be reinstated.
If you have any questions please contact the One Stop: (719)587-7306; firstname.lastname@example.org