UC Clermont

Satisfactory Academic Progress

The University of Cincinnati, as directed by the US Department of Education, has established guidelines as defined by Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to follow in order for students to meet their goal of graduating with a college degree.

The Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) measures three components. Students must meet all three components to maintain their financial aid eligibility.

  1. Grade Point Average: Student must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative university GPA.
  2. Maximum Timeframe: Students are required to complete their degree within one-and-a-half times the length of their program’s published hour requirement (i.e., within 90 semester hours for most associate degrees).
  3. Pace of Progress: To ensure that students earn a degree within the maximum timeframe allowed, students must show a minimum completion rate of 67 percent of classes attempted.

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