Graduate Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards

(updated 01/06/11)

Students’ academic records are reviewed in January and May to determine compliance with the SAP Standards. Students who lose financial aid eligibility due to not meeting SAP requirements may:

  • earn the necessary GPA or semester hours to meet the minimum requirements while not receiving federal financial aid or
  • submit a SAP Appeal Form.

 

Minimum Grade-Point Average (GPA)

Undergraduate students must maintain at least a 2.0 UI GPA.

 

Minimum Pace Requirement

Use the formula below to determine your pace. The minimum pace requirement is 67%.

Completed Semester Hours (grades of A, B, C, D, S or P) ÷ Attempted Semester Hours (grades of F, N, U, W, O or I)

Example: 

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Total
Hours Completed
6
+
6
=
12
Hours Attempted
9
+
9
=
18

12 ÷ 18 = .67 (67 %)

Duration of Eligibility Limit

Students are considered for financial aid for a limited time. Transfer hours and withdrawal semesters are included in the duration of eligibility. Students who reach the duration of eligibility limit must file the SAP Appeal Form to regain financial aid eligibility.

Master's Level (limited to 8 semesters of enrollment)

Ed.S.
67 hours
 
M.P.A.S.
92 hours
M.A., M.S.
50 hours
 
M.P.H.
46 hours
M.Ac.
30 hours
 
M.S.N.
52 hours
M.A.T.
67 hours
 
M.S.N. – C.N.L.
61 hours
M.C.S.
32 hours
 
M.H.A., M.S.W.
60 hours
M.F.A.
82 hours
 
M.B.A.
67 hours

Doctoral Level (limited to 16 semesters of enrollment)

Au.D.
95 hours
 
D.P.T.
102 hours
D.M.A.
72 hours
 
Ph.D.
103 hours
D.N.P.
78 hours