Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal
Eligibility for financial aid and eligibility to continue as a student at the University are contingent on having made satisfactory progress toward completing a degree within 10 semesters. Insufficient Academic Progress can be a result of serious academic problems. It can also be a consequence of health or personal issues or it can simply be an understandable consequence of changing majors or transferring from another institution. A student who has not made satisfactory progress, irrespective of cause, even if the student is not receiving financial aid, must submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal to be permitted to continue to pursue a degree at the University.
If you have received a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal (SAPA) notification from Financial Aid, or if you have been notified by the Registrar's Office that you need an additional semester(s) in order to meet graduation requirements, you will need to complete the current SAPA form.
Students should carefully read and follow the directions on the form. Policies regarding grading, grade point averages, credits, transfer credits and semester counts, and semesters counted while enrolled at other institutions can be found in the University Academic Regulations.
The required written summary (Section 4) must include the full student name and student ID number, must describe and explain the circumstances that caused the student to not have made satisfactory progress, and should describe how continuing circumstances will be addressed. It must also include a complete plan showing how and when the student will satisfy degree requirements. This plan should include a semester-by-semester listing of courses to be taken. The plan should be clear, concise, and professionally presented.