Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Important Points of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
SAP is a policy requiring that student's maintain the school's academic standards
to continue receiving federal and state student aid funds (excluding the California
College Promise Grant).
- Maintain a 2.0 Cumulative GPA
Receive an average letter grade of C in all courses you have completed.
- Maintain 67% Unit Completion
Complete at least 67% of your attempted units with a grade of A, B, C, D, CR, P.
- Maximum Time Frame Requirement
Complete your program within 150% of the published program's required units - Comprehensive Student Educational Plan (CSEP) Instructions
Failure to meet the above SAP Standards:
Warning: You will be placed on warning after one semester of not meeting SAP. You may remain eligible to receive financial aid.
|Disqualification: If you fail to meet SAP after one semester on warning status, you will be placed on disqualification. You will NOT be eligible to receive financial aid.|
|Appeal: If disqualified, you have the opportunity to appeal by the posted deadline. If approved, you may be required to meet with a financial aid counselor to complete an academic plan.|
- Complete the appeal form below detailing your situation and reason(s) for not meeting
SAP, what has changed and your plan to improve your progress.
- Complete both of the below GetSAP counseling sessions and attach proof of completion with the appeal.
- Submit your SAP Appeal Form.
- SAP Appeal Form for Fall 2019 - Deadline is October 21st, 2019.
- SAP Appeal Form for Spring 2020 - Deadline is March 16th, 2020.
- SAP Appeal Form for Summer 2020 - Deadline is July 28th, 2020.
- You will receive notification of the Financial Aid Advisory Committee decision via Message Center.
Check your SAP Status:
- SAP Completion Rate Calculator - Students can use this tool to calculate their completion rate.
- SAP GPA Calculator- Students can use this tool to calculate their grade point average.
Get the most out of your Financial Aid
- Get on Track
- Stay on Track
- Maximize your Financial Aid
To avoid Financial Aid Disqualification it is important to have FALCON Habits.
Focus: Know your major and have an educational plan.
Advance: Always try to improve and successfully pass all your courses.
Link Up: Get to know your professors, counselors, join a club, etc.
Comprehend: Ask questions to truly gain understanding and reflect.
Organize: Use a planner, take good notes and manage your time well.
New Ideas: Embrace and apply what you've learned to solve problems.
For more information regarding iFALCON please visit cerritos.edu/ifalcon