Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Maximum Timeframe Standards
Undergraduate, Graduate and Veterinary Medicine
- SAP (Qualitative, Quantitative and Pace) is annually evaluated in July.
- Maximum Timeframe is evaluated each term.
|SAP Standards||Minimum Requirement|
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) as indicated below:
|Maximum Timeframe||Terms attempted may not exceed 150% of the published length of your program (see Maximum Timeframe chart below).|
Per Federal Regulations, all students must complete a minimum of 67% of his or her enrolled units for each academic year. Please refer to the chart below for examples:
|Units Attempted||Units Completed||Financial Aid SAP Quantitate Measure||67% Minimum Completion SAP Standards Met?|
|45 units||36 units||36 ÷ 45 = 80%||Yes|
|45 units||30 units||30 ÷ 45 = 67%||Yes|
|45 units||28 units||28 ÷ 45 = 62%||No|
|39 units||35 units||35 ÷ 39 = 90%||Yes|
|39 units||25 units||25 ÷ 39 = 64%||No|
Pace Schedule: Minimum Units Completed per Term
The chart below shows the minimum units an undergraduate must complete per term to stay on pace to finish their degree within their program's maximum 150% timeframe.
|1st term||10 units|
|2nd term||20 units|
|3rd term||30 units|
|4th term||40 units|
|5th term||50 units|
|6th term||60 units|
|7th term||70 units|
|8th term||80 units|
|9th term||90 units|
|10th term||100 units|
|11th term||110 units|
|12th term||120 units|
|13th term||130 units|
|14th term||140 units|
|15th term||150 units|
|16th term||160 units|
|17th term||170 units|
|18th term||180 units|
Regardless whether or not a student has met their maximum timeframe, students are not eligible for additional financial aid funds beyond completion of their degree requirements.
|Degree Program||Maximum Terms Attempted (150%) * +|
|Undergraduate||18 terms of full-time enrollment|
|Second Baccalaureate**||18 terms of full-time enrollment (including undergraduate terms)|
|Masters||9 terms of full-time enrollment|
|Doctorate||21 terms of full-time enrollment|
|Veterinary Medicine||13 terms of full-time enrollment|
* Degree programs and lengths vary. See the General Catalog for the exact length of your program.
** For students considering a Second Baccalaureate refer to admissions for application and eligibility requirements.
Pursuit of a Double Major or Minor
In general students who pursue multiple majors or minors will not have additional financial aid eligibility beyond the Maximum Timeframe established in this policy.
Successful Completion of Units
To successfully complete units, you must receive a grade of A, B, C, D, or P (S for graduate students) in a course. Grades of F, I, NP (U for graduate students), and NG do not count as successful completion of coursework attempted.
Treatment of Cancellations/Dismissals/Withdrawals/PELP and Retroactive Withdrawal
Cancellations/Dismissals/Withdrawals/PELP do not count as units attempted; however, separating from the university on or after the first day of instruction will cause that term to count toward the Maximum Timeframe and pace.
If you are approved to be retroactively withdrawn from your courses after instruction is completed the term will still count toward the Maximum Timeframe and pace.