Satisfactory academic progress policy 2015-16
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:
- Student must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
- Student must meet SCAD standards for continued enrollment as specified in the academic policies section of the catalog and online.
- Previously passed courses repeated more than one time do not count toward enrollment when determining financial aid eligibility.
- Full- and part-time students must successfully pass at least 67 percent of all coursework attempted. All hours attempted count for the purpose of this review. a. Incomplete grades have no impact on hours attempted or hours earned. b. Course withdrawals count as attempted hours. c. Course repeats count as attempted hours. d. All transfer credit accepted by the university count as both attempted and earned hours.
- Undergraduate students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0-point scale. For repeated courses, the highest grade earned counts for the purpose of this evaluation.
- Graduate students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0-point scale. For repeated courses, the highest grade earned counts for the purpose of this evaluation.
Undergraduate students must complete degree requirements by the following standard:
Enrollment status Must be completed within Full-time 18 quarters Part-time Equivalent of 18 quarters full-time attendance
Graduate students must complete degree requirements by the following standard:
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 B.A., B.F.A. 180 270 M.A., M.Arch. 45 70 M.A.T. 60 90 M.F.A., M.U.D., M.Arch. 90 135