Satisfactory Academic Progress


Federal Regulations (General Provision CFR 668.16 and 668.34) require Goodwin College to review the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) of students who apply for and/or receive Title IV financial aid. However, SAP is measured for all students. The sanctions described in this policy are both for federal financial aid and academic purposes. Generally, all periods of the student’s enrollment count when assessing Satisfactory Academic Progress, even periods in which the student did not receive financial aid. Please note: SAP evaluations cannot take place until final grades have been posted each semester. Therefore, any financial assistance awarded prior to the academic evaluation is subject to cancelation if the minimum SAP standards are not met.

All students must maintain SAP, achieve minimum academic standards, progress at a satisfactory rate toward program completion, and complete the program of study within the maximum time frame in order to remain enrolled in the college. Additionally, students receiving federal financial aid must meet the SAP standards to remain eligible for their funding. SAP is determined by measuring the student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in their current academic program and the student’s rate of progress toward completion of his/her academic program at each evaluation point. Students must complete all requirements for graduation within the maximum time frame and have a CGPA of 2.0 or higher.