Am I meeting SAP?

Satisfactory Academic Progress

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ACADEMIC SAP
0 ‐ 14 cr hours 1.5 Cumulative GPA
15 ‐ 29 cr hours 1.66
30 ‐ 44 cr hours 1.83
Over 44 cr hours 2.00

FINANCIAL AID SAP – 3 Measures

QUALITATIVE MEASURE – 2.0 GPA

Your cumulative Financial Aid GPA is your cumulative GPA adjusted for developmental studies courses.  If you have not received any grades of P or X, your Financial Aid GPA is the same as the GPA on your transcript.

Complete the following:
A.  Cumulative QPoints (located on your transcript) __________
B. Cumulative GPA credits (located on your transcript) __________
C. # of credit hours received grade of P __________

  • # of credit hours received grade of X __________
  • Complete the following equation:
    ((C______ x 2.5) + A_______)/(B_______ + C________ + D_______) = _________Cumulative Financial Aid GPA

QUANTITATIVE MEASURE

A 67% completion rate or higher of cumulative credit hours attempted Hours attempted ‐ Include completed courses as well as repeated courses, withdrawals, and incompletes. 
Complete the following:
A. Indicate NCMC Overall Attempted hours (located on your transcript): _________
B. Indicate NCMC Overall Earned hours (located on your transcript): _________
C. Complete the following equation:
(B)____________  /(A) ____________  =  _________ x 100 = ___________% Completion rate

MAXIMUM TIME‐FRAME MEASURE

Complete degree within 150% of credit hours required for degree
Hours attempted ‐ Includes completed courses as well as repeated courses, withdrawals, failed classes and incompletes.
Hours earned – Includes completed courses and transfer credits.  Does NOT include: Repeated courses with passing grade, failed, withdrawn and incomplete classes.
Complete the following:

  1. Indicate NCMC Attempted hours (listed previously in Quantitative Measure) ________
  2. Indicate # of hours required in program (listed in college catalog) ________  

Complete the following equation:

B___________ x 1.5 = _____________ Maximum number of credit hours that can be funded by financial aid

Complete the following equation:
Max. number of credit hours (listed above): ____________ ‐ A_______________= Number of remaining credit hours that may be eligible for possible financial aid.

Definition of SAP

SAP – Satisfactory Academic Progress.  There are two types of SAP, Academic and Financial Aid.

Type of SAP Requirements Status Possibilities Suspension Outcome Appeal Process
Academic 0-14 credits – 1.5*
15-29 credits 1.66*
30-44 credits  1.83*
> 44 credits  2.00*
*Cumulative GPA
After 1st semester – Probation
After 2nd consecutive semester – Suspension
Decision appealed and granted – Continued probation
Academic removal from the institution Appeal with a letter to the Dean of Student Services. Must provide letter and documentation of extenuating, unforeseen circumstances that significantly altered ability to be academically successful
Financial Aid 2.0 cumulative Financial Aid GPA (Qualitative Measure)
67% completion rate of attempted credit hours (Quantitative Measure)
Completion of a degree/certificate must occur within 150% of credit hours required for degree (Maximum Time Frame Measure)
After 1st semester of not meeting 2.0 or 67% – Warning
After 2nd consecutive semester –  Suspension
Decision appealed and granted – Continued probation
Inability to receive federal and state aid Can continue to take coursework Complete Financial Aid SAP Appeal Form and submit required documents Send to Financial Aid Financial Aid SAP Appeal Committee will review

There is no warning for the 150% rule.  If it is determined that the student cannot complete their degree within 150% of the credit hours required for the degree, they will be suspended from financial aid.