Satisfactory Academic Progress
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the College’s standard used to define successful completion of coursework, for purposes of institutional assessment, and to determine eligibility for student financial aid. Federal regulations require the College to establish, publish and apply standards to monitor student progress toward completion of their degree program. If the student fails to meet these standards, the student will be placed on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Academic Suspension, as defined below:
Satisfactory Academic Progress: Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and complete 67% of the credit hours for which they register and must graduate within 1.5 times the scheduled curriculum of six (6) semesters in the Bachelor of Science degree program or within 15 semesters in the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree program.
Academic Warning: Students who fail to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above or do not complete 67% of the credit hours for which they registered at any time will be placed on Academic Warning by the Registrar, the Academic Dean, and/or the Dean of Students. The student and the Financial Aid Officer will be given written notice and the student will remain eligible for federal financial aid for that semester. At the end of the semester the student’s academic progress will be evaluated to determine if the student has remedied the Academic Warning or if the student will be placed on Academic Probation.
Academic Probation: Students on Academic Warning who fail to maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 or do not complete 67% of the credit hours for which they registered are given written notice, placed on Academic Probation, and required to develop an Action Plan with the Academic Dean for remediation before being allowed to continue classes for the semester. The written notice of Academic Probation should be provided after the final grades for the semester are calculated.
Academic Suspension: Students on Academic Probation who fail to maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 or do not complete 67% of the credit hours for which they registered are suspended and must sit out the next two (2) semesters, and must appeal before being readmitted. These students are not eligible for federal financial aid and will have all awards suspended.