Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress

By Dru Macasieb (3/30/2017)

Below are the standards of satisfactory academic progress from CCSD’s 2017 Catalog. Please refer to the most current catalog for updated information.  As a reminder, anything mentioned on this site is unofficial as it is intended for informational purposes only.

Taken straight out of the 2017 catalog (page 140-142):

Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress

All students, including VA students, must progress satisfactorily toward meeting graduation requirements. Academic progress is measured in two ways: (a) grade point average, and (b) course completion. e academic progress of each student will be reviewed at the end of every term. A student is considered to be making academic progress if his or her grade point average is above the minimum requirement and the student has successfully completed at least 67% of the credits attempted, otherwise known as the completion rate standard. e evaluation points, grade point average standard, and the completion rate standard are provided in the table listed.

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Maximum Time Frame

Students must complete their program within one and one half times the credit hours required to complete the program. Students must complete 67% of their credits attempted in each evaluation period in order to meet satisfactory academic progress standards. e student must complete the program within the maximum time frame in order to graduate.

For example, if a program requires 90 credit hours to graduate, the student can take up to 135 credits in order to complete the program. Taking extra credits occurs primarily when a student has to repeat a course. Students who reach their maximum time frame and have not graduated must be dismissed from the institution.

Course Repetitions

Programs are not designed to facilitate course repetitions due to the short, fast-paced, and intense nature of the coursework. If a student fails a course or earns a grade in a course below a “D-” (B for Nursing courses, C for Respiratory erapy and Master’s courses), that course could be repeated, provided it is o ered again within the maximum time frame. e Dean or Program Director must approve all course repetitions. Each attempt is recorded on the student transcript but only the highest grade is re ected in the cumulative GPA. Each attempt at the course would be counted as a “course attempted” in the calculations for successful course completion and maximum time frame.

Repeating a course in a program will result in the assessment of tuition charges at the current credit hour rate. A course may be taken a maximum of three times. If a student fails a course three times, he or she will be dismissed from the school. [Associate Degree in Nursing Education program, Ogden/West Haven only: A course may be taken a maximum of two times. If a student fails a course two times, he or she will be dismissed from the school.] e third attempt of any course does not qualify for Federal funding.

Satisfactory Progress Verifcation

When nancial aid electronic disbursement rosters are received, the nancial aid o cer at Central Financial Aid (CFA) quickly checks that the student is eligible for the disbursement. If the student does not have the required time and credits, it is so documented on the student’s academic record.

The Director of Financial Aid at CFA is fully responsible and accountable for verifying and documenting that the student is entitled to the funds by checking the required time and credits correlating to satisfactory progress.

Financial Aid Warning

To ensure a student’s success in a program, the grade point average and completion rate are reviewed by the Dean at the end of each evaluation point. If a student is in danger of falling below the required standards of academic progress, the student is advised. If a student fails to achieve the required GPA and/or fails to complete 67% of the credits attempted in an evaluation period, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Warning Status for the next evaluation period. A student on Financial Aid Warning Status will have until the next evaluation point to meet the minimum standards of academic progress. Students on Financial Aid Warning Status remain eligible for nancial aid funding.

To ensure a student’s success in a program, the grade point average and completion rate are reviewed by the Dean at the end of each evaluation point. If a student is in danger of falling below the required standards of academic progress, the student is advised. If a student fails to achieve the required GPA and/or fails to complete 67% of the credits attempted in an evaluation period, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Warning Status for the next evaluation period. A student on Financial Aid Warning Status will have until the next evaluation point to meet the minimum standards of academic progress. Students on Financial Aid Warning Status remain eligible for nancial aid funding.

Dismissal

Student termination may result from unsatisfactory academic progress, unsatisfactory course completion, failure to achieve the appropriate pro ciency level within the prescribed timeframe, use of controlled substances on campus, carrying of weapons on campus, conduct detrimental to the institution, failure to comply with nancial aid regulations, or non-observance of other student regulations. A student who is dismissed may appeal to the Campus Director of the College, who will make the nal determination.

Students may be terminated from the institution, without a right to appeal, after 14 consecutive days of non-attendance. However, the student will be allowed to petition for readmission.

Dismissal for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

If a student on Financial Aid Warning Status fails to achieve the minimum standards of academic progress at the end of the next evaluation period, the student is dismissed and his or her nancial aid is suspended. Upon dismissal, the institution will provide the student with an Appeals Process Form, and it is up to the student to le the appeal and the institution Appeals Panel will determine if he or she is eligible for reinstatement to the institution and for access to nancial aid funding.

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