What are Standards for Academic Progress?

September 1, 2017

Academic Accountability

Federal regulations require NWF State College to establish Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as a general eligibility requirement for financial assistance. A student must maintain satisfactory academic progress in a course of study regardless of whether the student previously received financial aid.

There are three parts to the SAP rules:
  1. You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). This is includes all course work you have taken at NWF State College or any college or university (this includes college level classes taken during high school), regardless of whether or not you received financial aid for those classes.
  2. You must successfully complete at least 67% of all of the classes in which you have enrolled. This includes all the course work you have taken at NWF State College or any college or university (this includes dual enrollment classes), regardless of whether or not you received financial aid for those classes.
  3. You must not exceed the maximum time frame rule of attempting more than 150% of the credits required for your degree of certificate program.