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All students receiving Federal Title IV financial aid, Georgia state financial aid or SCAD grant aid must adhere to the university's policy on satisfactory academic progress. The Higher Education Act as amended by U.S. Congress mandates that higher education institutions establish minimum standards of "satisfactory academic progress" for students receiving financial aid.
Requirements to meet satisfactory academic progress include the following: students must pass 67 percent of all coursework attempted; undergraduate students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale; graduate students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.
Satisfactory academic progress standards are evaluated as follows: degree-seeking students in a program longer than one year are evaluated annually. Students enrolled in a degree program of one year or less are evaluated at the end of each payment period (quarter).
Requirements to meet satisfactory academic progress standards:
|Enrollment status||Must be completed within|
|Part-time||Equivalent of 18 quarters full-time attendance|
|Length of program||Enrollment status||Must be completed within|
|One year||Full-time||7 quarters|
|One year||Part-time||Equivalent of 7 quarters full-time attendance|
|Two years||Full-time||13 quarters|
|Two years||Part-time||Equivalent of 13 quarters full-time attendance|
Maximum attempted coursework toward degree or certificate cannot exceed:
|Degree||Hours required||Maximum hours attempted|
|M.F.A., M.U.D., M.Arch.||90||135|