Satisfactory Academic Progress

 

SAP Standings

SAP status is evaluated at the end of each term of enrollment after grades are posted.  A students' entire academic history is reviewed in determining the current SAP standing.  A student may view his/her SAP standing on the Student Information System (SIS) at http://SIS.gpc.edu and notification is sent via letter mail and GPC student email account.

 

Listed below are SAP standings.  Click the standing for the meaning.

  1. Academic Progress Undetermined

  2. Making Satisfactory Progress

  3. Academic Progress Warning

  4. Financial Aid Denied

  5. 1 Term Academic Probation

  6. Academic Plan Probation

  7. Academic Progress Under Review

  8. Appeal Not Approved

  9. Max-Time: Approaching

  10. Max-Time: 1to 5 hours of Aid

  11. Max-Time: Warning

  12. Max-Time: Approaching & Denied

  13. Max-Time: Financial Aid Denied

  14. Max-Time: Appeal Denied

  15. LS: Max Financial Aid Hours

  16. LS: Approaching Max-Time

  17. LS: Warning and Max-Time

  18. ENSL: Warning

  19. ENSL: Denied Financial Aid

 

 

 

SAP Standing

Definition

Academic Progress Undetermined

Under review. This status is assigned to students whose academic progress must be reviewed and determined.  Financial aid will not be awarded until status has been updated.

Making Satisfactory Progress

Eligible for aid. A student is meeting all SAP standards and is eligible to receive financial aid.

Academic Progress Warning

Eligible for aid. The first term that a student does not meet at least one of the SAP standards and the student is eligible for financial aid for the term.  The student will be placed in a warning status and must meet all SAP standards during the term.  If the student meets the standards he/she will continue to receive financial aid.  If the student does not meet all the SAP standards, he or she will lose financial aid eligibility until all the SAP standards have been met for financial aid to be reinstated. 

 Financial Aid Denied

Ineligible for aid. The second consecutive term that a student does not meet at least one of the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.  A student loses financial aid eligibility.  A student with mitigating circumstance may submit a financial aid appeal to reinstate financial aid.  A student that does not have a mitigating circumstance must pay for next term(s) of enrollment until he/she is meeting all Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.

1 Term Academic Probation

Eligible for aid. SAP appeal approved for 1 term for reinstatement of financial aid eligibility.  At the end of term the student must be meeting all SAP standards. If the student meets the standards he/she will continue to receive financial aid.  If the student does not meet all the SAP standards, he or she will lose financial aid eligibility.

Academic Plan Probation

Eligible for aid. SAP appeal approved and student must follow the two term academic plan from the approved appeal.   Financial aid eligibility is reinstated.  At the end of the first term the student must be meeting the conditions of the first term on the academic plan to continue to receive financial aid.  All students will be assigned a status of Academic Progress Under Review to determine if the academic plan was followed. If the student has met the conditions of the academic plan for the term, then he/she will be given a 1 Term Academic Probation status and receive financial aid for the term.  If the student does not meet all the conditions of the academic plan, he or she will lose financial aid eligibility.

Academic Progress Under Review

Under Review.  This status is assigned to students that have an approved appeal with an academic plan.  A review is required at the end of each term of the academic plan to determine if the student has met the conditions of the academic plan.  If the student has met the conditions of the academic plan for the term, then he/she will be given a 1 Term Academic Probation status and receive financial aid for the term.  If the student does not meet all the SAP standards, he or she will lose financial aid eligibility. 

Appeal Not Approved

Ineligible for aid. SAP appeal not approved and financial aid not reinstated.  To regain financial aid eligibility, the student must pay for courses from his/her own resources until all SAP standards are met.

Max-Time: Approaching

Eligible for aid. Student is meeting all SAP standards, but has attempted at least 70 hours and is approaching the 93 maximum attempt hours timeframe to receive financial aid at Georgia Perimeter College.  Student is eligible for financial aid.

Max-Time: 1to 5 hours of Aid

Eligible for aid. Student has attempted at least 89 hours and is approaching the 93 maximum attempt hours timeframe to receive financial aid at Georgia Perimeter College. Student has 1 to 5 credit hours of financial aid eligibility remaining.

Max-Time: Warning

Eligible for aid. The first term that a student does not meet at least one of the SAP standards and the student has attempted at least 70 hours and is approaching the 93 maximum attempt hours timeframe to receive financial aid at Georgia Perimeter College.  Student is eligible for financial aid for the term.  The student will be placed in a warning status and must meet all SAP standards during the term.  If the student meets the standards he/she will continue to receive financial aid until the 93 maximum attempt hours is reached.  If the student does not meet all the SAP standards, he or she will lose financial aid eligibility.

Max-Time: Approaching & Denied

Ineligible for aid. The second term that a student does not meet at least one of the SAP standards and the student has attempted at least 70 hours and is approaching the 93 maximum attempt hours timeframe to receive financial aid at Georgia Perimeter College.  Student is not eligible for financial aid for the term.  To regain financial aid eligibility, the student must pay for courses from his/her own resources until all SAP standards are met.  All SAP standards must be met prior to the 93 maximum attempt hours in order for financial aid to be reinstated.

Max-Time: Financial Aid Denied

Ineligible for aid. Student has reached or exceeded the 93 maximum attempt hours at Georgia Perimeter College and is no longer eligible for financial aid at Georgia Perimeter College.  If a student is in a program of study that requires more than the standard 62-64 hours, he/she may submit an appeal for additional hours of financial aid eligibility.

Max-Time: Appeal Denied

Ineligible for aid. Student has reached or exceeded the 93 maximum attempt hours at Georgia Perimeter College and has submitted a financial aid appeal for additional hours.  The appeal has been denied and the student is no longer eligible for financial aid at Georgia Perimeter College

LS: Max Financial Aid Hours

Ineligible for aid. Student has attempted at least 30 hours of Learning Support (LS), and it is the 2nd consecutive semester that at least one of the SAP standards was not met.  Student is no longer eligible for financial aid.  Student must exit LS courses and meet all SAP standards for financial aid to be reinstated.

LS: Approaching Max-Time

Eligible for aid.  Student has attempted at least 24 hours of Learning Support (LS) and is approaching the 30 maximum attempt hours timeframe to receive financial aid on LS courses. Student is eligible for 1 to 5 credit hours of financial aid for LS courses.

LS: Warning and Max-Time

Eligible for aid. The first term that a student does not meet at least one of the SAP standards and the student is approaching the 30 maximum attempt hours timeframe to receive financial aid on LS courses at Georgia Perimeter College.  Student is eligible for financial aid for the term.  The student will be placed in a warning status and must meet all SAP standards during the term.  If the student meets the standards he/she will continue to receive financial aid until the 30 maximum attempt hours is reached in LS.  If the student does not meet all the SAP standards, he or she will lose financial aid eligibility.

ENSL: Warning

Eligible for aid. The first term that a student does not meet the SAP Pace standard of 67% within English as a Second Language (ENSL).  The student is eligible for financial aid for the term.  The student will be placed in a warning status and must meet all SAP standards during the term.  If the student meets the standards he/she will continue to receive financial aid.  If the student does not meet all the SAP standards, he or she will lose financial aid eligibility until all the SAP standards have been met for financial aid to be reinstated. 

ENSL: Denied Financial Aid

Ineligible for aid. The second consecutive term that a student does not meet the SAP Pace standard of 67% within English as a Second Language (ENSL).  A student loses financial aid eligibility.  A student with mitigating circumstance may submit a financial aid appeal to reinstate financial aid.  A student that does not have a mitigating circumstance must pay for next term(s) of enrollment until he/she is meeting all Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.