Satisfactory Academic Progress
Federal regulations require all student financial aid recipients to make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward achieving a degree. The review of satisfactory academic progress must include both quantitative and qualitative components. This is measured by the student’s cumulative grade point average and pace of credits earned in relation to those attempted and the length of the academic program. Full details are included in the SAP policy below.
SAP Counseling Now Available
Most students who are not meeting SAP standards are now required to complete an online counseling session (The Key Components to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Financial Aid Appeal Process) in addition to the standard appeal form. If required to complete counseling, students will be directed to do so through their APSU email, and the link will be available in AP OneStop under the Readiness Checklist.
Students on an academic plan are encouraged to complete a SAP refresher course, although it is not required.
Important Deadline Information:
SAP appeals and academic reviews may only be submitted during certain timeframes. See our Important Dates to review these deadlines. Documents submitted after the published deadline may not be considered until the next semester.
SAP GPA Type:
Student's "Inclusive Combined GPA" will be used to determine SAP status. A student may view their Inclusive Combined GPA on OneStop > Web Self Service > Student > Student Records > Student GPA.
2020-2021 SAP Policy
SAP Appeal Form
This form must be completed when a student has been notified by the Office of Student Financial Aid that their SAP violation requires an appeal. Supporting documentation should be uploaded with the appeal. Indicate your A# on each uploaded page.
This form must be completed when a student has been notified by the Office of Student Financial Aid that an academic review is required. This form must be completed by the student's academic advisor.