U.S. federal regulations for Financial Aid, Veteran Benefits, and the F-1 International Student Visa require anyone receiving these benefits to meet certain academic standards. At Madison College, these academic standards are referred to as Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Who SAP affects
SAP applies to students who are active in a program of study, are enrolled for the current term and:
- are receiving Financial Aid from Madison College.
- are receiving federal Veterans Educational Benefits from Madison College.
- are receiving F-1 Student Visa support from Madison College.
There are the three SAP standards that must be met related to GPA, Completion Percentage and Maximum Attempted Credits.
At the end of each semester, your SAP Status is evaluated based on the standards above. You will have one of the following statuses:
Meets SAP – You are meeting all SAP requirements.
Warning – You have not met one or more SAP standard for one semester. You will be told which standard(s) you did not meet. It is suggested you develop a plan to return to good SAP standing with your academic advisor.
Not Meet – You have not met one or more SAP standard for a second consecutive semester. You will be told which SAP standard(s) you did not meet. There are significant consequences once on suspension (loss of aid/benefit eligibility or visa status termination).