Satisfactory Academic Progress
Satisfactory Academic Progress refers to the federal regulations that require schools to monitor student's progress to ensure that they are meeting minimum qualitative and quantitative standards. These standards must be met in order to receive federal student aid.
At the time of evaluation, if minimum standards have not been met, the student will become ineligible for student aid until standards are met again. 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. A student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (qualitative standard). They must also have passed at least 67% of all credits attempted (quantitative standard).
Rosemont College’s policy is to monitor academic progress for Graduate students in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) at the end of the Spring semester. Graduate Students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (qualitative standard). They must also have passed at least 75% of all credits attempted (quantitative standard).
For All Students
Students who fail to meet the minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress will be notified in writing by the Financial Aid Office and their financial aid will be suspended. 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.
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.
Access the SAP appeal form here.
- 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 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.
Financial Aid Probation
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 Action 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.