2020-2021 Catalog


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Students are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress toward the completion of their course of study. This includes:

  • Enrolling in and attending class as well as completing assignments and projects.
  • Earning at least the minimum GPA required to maintain good academic standing in the student's primary degree or certificate program.
  • Earning passing grades in a minimum of 67% of all credit hours attempted.
  • For undergraduate students, completing the program within 150% of the credit hours normally required to complete the course of study (e.g., if the program requires 120 credit hours to complete, then the student may attempt no more than 180 credit hours) or, for graduate students, within the maximum time allowed by the academic department to complete the degree.

Academic progress is reviewed after the end of each term/award period. Students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress will be placed onto SAP Warning or Suspension, as appropriate, per the policy requirements. Students with mitigating circumstances (which may include, but is not limited to, death in the family or grave illness of the student or close family member) may appeal termination of federal student financial aid eligibility due to failure to make academic progress by submitting a SAP Appeal Form, written explanation, and supporting documentation to the SAP Appeals Committee through the Financial Aid Office. The entire SAP Policy is available for review online at https://www.indwes.edu/adult-graduate/financial-aid/resources.

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