Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
If you receive financial aid from the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at UNCG, you will need to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to remain eligible for receiving aid in future semesters. SAP is measured once final grades are published in December, May, and July or upon re-entry to the University.
When calculating SAP, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships examines each student’s:
- Current UNCG Academic Standing
- Cumulative UNCG GPA (includes all grades earned at UNCG)
- Completion rate of cumulative attempted hours*
- Maximum time frame to degree completion*
- Per federal regulations, students become ineligible for financial aid once it is determined they will surpass the maximum time frame allowed to graduate. Refer to the SAP Policy for maximum time frame limits.
*These criteria are based on a student’s cumulative attempted hours. A student’s cumulative attempted hours calculation is the total of all UNCG courses they have attempted (including courses they earned credit for, failed courses, withdrawn courses, and repeated courses) and transfer courses. This does not include any courses that were dropped prior to when hours are locked for financial aid purposes in a given term. This date is recorded on the Academic Calendar.
Financial Aid Reinstatement
Students First Office staff can help by:
- Providing general information about the SAP Appeal process
- Providing feedback on SAP Appeal materials
- Reviewing and signing Graduation Plans
- Submit your graduation plan to [email protected] to receive feedback from an advisor via within 3 business days
- NOTE: SFO cannot approve graduation plans for the following programs:
- All majors in the Bryan School of Business
- All majors in the College of Visual & Performing Arts
- Liberal Studies
- Environment and Sustainability
- Professional Studies Online (formerly Integrated Professional Studies)
- International and Global Studies
Although the Students First Office works closely with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships and can answer general questions to help you understand your SAP standing and prepare your SAP appeal, it is always best to contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships directly with specific questions.