Satisfying Academic Progress Requirement (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress

For the purpose of satisfactory academic progress, financial aid includes all federal, state, and Emory & Henry College funded scholarships, grants, discounts, work, and loans.

The 150% Rule

The maximum timeframe for undergraduate students completed degree requirements is six years for full-time study and twelve for part-time study. Therefore, financial assistance will not be available beyond the maximum timeframes. For a degree requiring 120 credit hours to complete, financial aid eligibility ends after 180 credit hours are attempted. For a degree requiring 121 credit hours to complete, financial aid eligibility ends after 182 credit hours are attempted. Withdrawals and repeated courses will be counted toward total credits attempted.
Emory & Henry College institutional aid (scholarships and grants) is not available for more than eight (8) semesters—four (4) full–time years of study.
Students should also be aware that by completing the minimum 24 credit hours per year on a full-time basis would not allow the degree to be completed in four (4) years. Students enrolling for 12 credit hours per year on a part-time basis will not be able to complete the degree in eight (8) years.

Quantitative Standards

To be eligible for continued receipt of financial aid, full-time students enrolled in a degree program must complete at least 75% of all attempted credit hours. Satisfactory progress standards are cumulative and will include all semesters of the student’s enrollment, even those for which the student did not receive student aid.
There is no Emory & Henry College institutional aid for part-time students taking less than 12 credits per semester.
Students whose status is split between academic year (full-time/part-time) will have their aid eligibility reviewed based on a pro-ratio of annual requirements for the appropriate semester. Satisfactory progress standards are cumulative and will include all semester’s of the student’s enrollment, even those for which the student did not receive student aid.

Qualitative Standards

Grade Point Average Requirements - When progress is reviewed full and part-time students must meet the cumulative GPA requirement at their level of study. The levels of study are determined by the number of credits earned at the completion of each academic year. If the required CGPA is not met, the student is not eligible for financial aid until it is achieved:
Students are required to have a 1.7 cumulative GPA after their first semester of enrollment. Students are required to have a 1.8 cumulative GPA after their second semester of enrollment; and a 1.9 after their third semester of enrollment. Students are required to have a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA after four semesters of enrollment. If the required CGPA is not met, the student is not eligible for financial aid until it is achieved.