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What is SAP?

To maintain financial aid eligibility for Title IV funds, you are required to make satisfactory progress toward your degree or certificate program. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) includes the following requirements:

 

Qualitative: meeting the minimum, cumulative grade point average (GPA) requirement in your program

 

Quantitative: completing 67% of all attempted course work

 

Maximum Time Frame: completing your degree within 150% of the standard program length, including the credit hours you transferred into Parker University for your program.

SAP is evaluated at the end of each trimester or semester.

 

SAP Applies to Everyone

The SAP standards apply to all students, including students not on financial aid or on Veterans’ Administration (VA) benefits. The VA is notified if you are placed on SAP Warning, Financial Aid Suspension, f and Probation. If you are enrolled in more than one program, SAP standards apply to each program.

 

Texas Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)

If you receive the TEG you must earn a GPA of 2.25 and have a minimum completion rate of 75%, instead of the federal standard of 67%. You must also complete at least 24 credit hours per year if at the undergraduate level or 18 credit hours at the graduate level.

 

SAP by Program

  • Doctor of Chiropractic Program: Cumulative GPA – 2.25
  • Masters Programs – 3.0
  • Undergraduate Programs
    • Diagnostic Sonography, Radiologic Technology, and Occupational Therapy Assistant – 2.75
    • All Other Degrees – 2.0
  • Certificate Programs – 2.0

 

All Programs require a 67% cumulative completion rate and a maximum timeframe of 150%. See the Academic Catalog for specifics on the maximum timeframe by each program.

SAP Status and Appeals

Warning: If you do not meet the minimum SAP standards for your program, you will be placed on Financial Aid Warning for the next trimester/semester. You are still eligible for Title IV financial aid funds if you are on Financial Aid Warning.

If you successfully meet the SAP standards for your program after a trimester/semester on Warning, then you are removed from Financial Aid Warning status.

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Dismissal: If you do not meet the SAP standards for your program after a trimester/semester on Warning, then you will be dismissed from the University. You may appeal the finding in order to continue enrollment with a status of Probation. If you fail to appeal or if your appeal is not accepted by the University, you will remain dismissed.

Appeal of Dismissal (or Financial Aid Eligibility): You have the right to appeal this finding by filing the SAP Appeal form and an Academic Plan (link to these on the MyParker page) with the Chair of the SAP Appeals Committee.

Probation: If the appeal is granted, you will be placed on one trimester/semester of Probation and must meet SAP standards for your program by the end of the term. You are eligible for Title IV financial aid funds while on Probation. 

Regaining Financial Aid Eligibility

You must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress to regain eligibility for Title IV financial aid funds.

Course Status

If you Withdraw from a course or receive an Incomplete for a course, it counts against your 67% completion SAP standard.

If you receive a failing grade for a course, it counts against your 67% completion and your GPA SAP standards.

If you fail a course and repeat it, the passing grade will be used for your GPA SAP standard.

If you receive a grade of NA for non-attendance, it will not be counted against you for the 67% completion or GPA SAP standards.

If you participate in course remediation, then SAP will be recalculated for that term.

 

If you have further questions about SAP, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at askfinancialaid@parker.edu or the Registrar’s Office at askregistrar@parker.edu.

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