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Satisfactory Academic Progress

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In order to be eligible for federal student aid, a student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress toward degree completion requirements.  Federal regulations require schools to monitor academic progress annually or more frequently to ensure each student is meeting minimum qualitative and quantitative standards.  Any student not meeting both of these minimum standards at the time of evaluation will become ineligible will remain ineligible for federal student aid until both standards are again met.

In accordance with federal regulations, Rosemont College’s policy is to monitor academic progress for students in the Undergraduate College at the end of the spring semester.  Academic progress for students in the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies is measured at the end of the summer semester.  In order to be making Satisfactory Academic Progress, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (qualitative standard).  A student must also have passed at least 75% of the credits attempted during the preceding fall and spring semesters and summer, if applicable (quantitative standard).  Any courses with a grade of “W” or “I” will shall count as classes not successfully passed.  Any transfer credits shall count as credits attempted and completed but will not impact the grade point average standard.  These academic progress standards apply even for semesters in which a student did not receive federal student aid.

  • Students who fail to meet the minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress will be notified in writing by the Financial Aid Office.
  • Students who fail to meet the academic progress standard may submit an appeal with the Financial Aid Office prior to the start of the next academic semester.  The appeal form is available electronically at
    • Appeals should specify mitigating circumstances, such as illness or death in the family that prevented the student from achieving satisfactory academic progress.
    • The Financial Aid Office may request additional documentation to support the appeal.
    • The student will be notified in writing of the outcome of the appeal.
  • If the appeal is granted the student will be placed in a status of financial aid probation for one semester.  The student may also be required to complete an academic plan with the student academic support center (undergraduates) or student services (graduate and professional studies students) if it is determined it is not possible for the student to meet the qualitative and quantitative standards to make Satisfactory Academic Progress after just one semester’s coursework.
  • If the appeal is denied the student will remain ineligible until both standards are met

Students will also become ineligible for aid if they have not graduated within completing 150% of the required hours needed to complete their program as defined in the Rosemont College Handbook.