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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Guidelines

Federal Regulations require that all students receiving Title IV aid meet specific academic requirements. In compliance with these regulations, all financial aid recipients will have their progress evaluated at the end of each term, at the time financial aid is awarded, and when any change in funding is requested. All coursework will be reviewed, regardless of whether the student received aid for all courses. The financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) guidelines for SJDC are as follows:


I. Academic Requirements II. Eligibility Requirements III. Warning/Disqualification IV. Appeal Policy
Related Links: F. A. Academic History Maintaining Eligibility Terms of Offer
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I. Academic Requirements
A student must:
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program for the purpose of completing AA/AS Degree, Certificate, or transfer requirements.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0. Grades of “Pass” are the equivalent of a “C” grade. Grades of “No Pass” (NP) are the equivalent of an “F” grade. Grades of “MW” (military withdrawal) will not be included in GPA or units attempted.
  • At least 67% of the units attempted each semester* and 67% of the cumulative units attempted must be completed.*


Withdrawals, Incompletes and Repeated Courses
“W”, “I”, “NP”, “RD” or “F” are considered unsatisfactory grades. Repeated courses will be counted each time they are taken.

Go to Section II. Eligibility Requirements


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