Qualitative Criteria for Satisfactory Academic Progress
A Student must comply with the following three criteria in order to make Satisfactory Academic Progress:
- Demonstrate a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the end of each evaluation period.
- Obtain a 2.5 or higher Semester grade.
- Successfully complete a minimum of 80% of all courses attempted each semester
Standards of Academic Progress for VA Students
Students receiving VA educational benefits must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 each Semester. A VA student whose CGPA falls below 2.0 at the end of any Semester will be placed on academic probation for a maximum of two consecutive terms of enrollment. If the VA student’s CGPA is still below 2.0 at the end of the second consecutive term of probation, the student’s VA educational benefits will be terminated. A VA student terminated from VA educational benefits due to unsatisfactory progress may petition the school to be recertified after attaining a CGPA of 2.0.
In order to ensure that students are informed of their progress on a regular and timely basis, evaluations for academic purposes are conducted as follows:
Mid-Term Reports: About the middle of each semester the dean will request a progress report from all instructors. Generally, these reports are limited to students whose work at midterm is “C” or lower. This is to ensure that the student receives a timely notification of his situation and to give the dean an opportunity to explore with the student any possible need for remedial assistance.
At the end of each semester term after grades have been posted, each student’s CGPA is reviewed to determine whether the student is meeting the above requirements. A student will be placed on FA Warning immediately after the first term in which the CGPA falls below the values specified in the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress. At the end of the next term, if the student meets the minimum standards they will be removed from FA Warning and return to satisfactory status. Students on FA Warning will receive aid for the current term.
A student that continues to fail the required standards for two consecutive terms will no longer qualify for Financial Aid. The student will have the option to appeal, if the appeal is successful then they will regain Financial Aid for the period outlined in the academic plan and the student will be placed on FA Probation.