When you do not meet the SAP criteria (Academic Standard and Rate of Progress Standard) based on the required 2.00 cumulative grade point average and the Rate of Progress Standard, automatic sanctions are implemented. In certain instances, there are opportunities to petition your status.
Instances of Failure to Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students that did not meet SAP requirements due to extenuating circumstances may submit a SAP Petition with supporting documentation from an appropriate professional. Extenuating circumstances may include:
Death or illness of a family member or significant person in student's life
Illness or injury of the student
Family or personal issues
Mental health or emotional problems
Petitioning Your Status
Proper documentation must be provided that supports any and all circumstances.
Extenuating circumstances do NOT include:
Working too much.
Not understanding the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
Not knowing important academic and financial dates of the university.
Being advised by your academic advisor or other university professional.
The SAP Appeals committee may approve, deny, or request additional information. If the SAP Appeals Committee denies your petition you can appeal the decision in writing to Director of Student Financial Aid by taking the following steps:
Your appeal must be made in writing to the Director of Financial Aid within 15 days of notification of denial.
The decision of the Director of Financial Aid is final.
If your appeal is approved by the Director of Student Financial Aid, you will regain your status as making Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Your appeal for reinstatement of financial aid may not be heard following the last day to drop a course for each semester.