What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a calculation run in the "A" or "B" terms of a trimester to determine if you are successfully meeting minimum standards in your coursework. These requirements include: Grade Point Average (GPA), Course Completion Rate (CR), and Maximum Time Frame (MTF).  

To meet SAP requirements at the end of every trimester: 

Undergraduate Students must maintain:

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 
  • A minimum course completion rate (CR) of 66.66% of all courses attempted. We calculate GPA using this grading scale. 
  • The Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for undergraduate programs is 180 credit hours, or 150% the normal duration of the program as measured in credit hours. 

Graduate Students must maintain: 

  •  A cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 
  • A minimum course completion rate (CR) of 66.66% of all courses attempted
  • The Maximum Time Frame (MTF) for graduate programs is 150% the normal duration of the program as measured in credit hours. For programs with 36 credit hours required, MTF is 54 credits. For programs with 39 credit hours required, MTF is 58 credits. For programs with 30 credits hours required, MTF is 45 credit hours. 

If you fail to meet SAP standards at the end of a trimester, you will enter SAP Warning status and will have 1 trimester to return to good standing. Those who fail to meet SAP standards after the SAP Warning trimester will then enter SAP Probation.