Coastal Pines Technical College

Coastal Pines Technical College 2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

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Coastal Pines Technical College 2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook

Coastal Pines Technical College has developed a local Satisfactory Academic Progress Procedure that is consistent with Title IV of the Higher Education Act.

Federal and state regulations require students meet minimum academic requirements to remain eligible for financial aid each semester. In order to maintain financial aid eligibility at Coastal Pines Technical College, students must meet minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements as well as successfully complete, within a maximum timeframe, all coursework required for completion of the chosen program of study. CPTC requires that all financial aid recipients earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and successfully complete, with a grade of "C" or better, at least two-thirds or 66.67% of all credit hours attempted.

Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated after grades are issued each semester. Grades of "A", "B", "C", and "S" are considered successfully completed while grades of "D", "F", and "WF" will negatively affect the grade point average. Grades of "U", "W", "WP", "WF", "D", and "F" are not considered satisfactory grades and are included in the total credit hours attempted. Grades of "I", "TR", "IP", "EX", "AU", repeated courses, and Learning Support courses are included in the total hours attempted and applied towards the maximum timeframe when computing Satisfactory Academic Progress. Learning Support grades are not included in the GPA calculation for financial aid purposes.

Transfer credits from other schools accepted by CPTC will be counted toward completion as both hours attempted and hours successfully completed. A transfer student is considered to be making satisfactory academic progress during the first semester of enrollment at the institution. After the first semester, the student will be responsible for meeting all Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

Students are expected to know and understand the SAP procedure. The Financial Aid Office will notify students of their status via their student e-mail address. Students that do not receive notification because they did not check their student email are not excused from financial aid probation (suspension) nor are exempt from appealing in a timely manner. Students may log into BANNER Web at any time to check their academic status.

Maximum Time Frame (150% Standard):

Students must complete their program of study within 1.5 (150%) times the normal length of a program of study. This includes all credit hours attempted whether they are completed or passed. For example, if a program of study is 80 credit hours, the maximum timeframe to complete the program and receive financial aid is 120 attempted credit hours. The maximum timeframe will vary depending upon the length of the program of study. Students required to enroll in Learning Support courses may receive federal aid for up to a maximum of 30 attempted semester credits of Learning Support courses.