College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  
Student Financial Aid Office
Philippe Marius, Director

Location: North Administration
Bldg(2A), Room 401
Phone: 718.982.2030
Fax : 718.982.2037


Student Financial Aid Office
 Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines

Undergraduate Students:

GPA Requirements
In order to be making satisfactory progress toward a degree, for purposes of receipt of Title IV Federal Student Assistance, an undergraduate student must achieve at least the GPA required for satisfactory academic standing at the College as indicated in the chart below, or have an academic standing consistent with the requirements for graduation.

Credits
attempted
Minimum Grade Point Average

0-12

1.50

13-24

1.75

25-above

2.00*

     (*2.0 if you are in a bachelor’s degree program and after your second year of enrollment)

Progress Requirements
After taking (attempting) 18 credits in an associate degree program or 24 credits in a bachelor degree program, an undergraduate student must earn (that is, complete with a passing grade) a minimum percentage of the total credits attempted toward the degree. See the applicable chart below for the minimum earned credits requirements.

Bachelor’s degree programs

Number of Attempted Credits

Minimum Percentage of Attempted Credits to be Earned

Minimum number of Earned credits equals  Attempted Credits multiplied by:

From 0 to 24

N/A

N/A

  25 to 30

15%

0.15

  31 to 36

25%

0.25

  37 to 45

35%

0.35

  46 to 48

40%

0.40

  49 to 60

45%

0.45

  61 to 72

50%

0.50

  73 to 94

55%

0.55

  95 to 120

60%

0.60

  121 to 129

61%

0.61

  130 to 138

62%

0.62

  139 to 150

63%

0.63

151

64%

0.64

  152 to 156

65%

0.65

  157 to 164

64%

0.64

  165 to 180

65%

0.65

181 or more

100%

1


Associate degree programs

Number of Attempted Credits

Minimum Percentage of Attempted Credits to be Earned

Minimum number of Earned credits equals  Attempted Credits multiplied by:

  From 0 to 15

N/A

N/A

16 to 20

10%

0.10

  21 to 25

15%

0.15

  26 to 30

20%

0.20

31 to 35

25%

0.25

36 to 40

34%

0.34

 41 to 45

43%

0.43

 46 to 50

46%

0.46

  51 to 55

50%

0.50

  56 to 60

54%

0.54

61 to 65

56%

0.56

  66 to 70

58%

0.58

  71 to 75

60%

0.60

76 to 80

62%

0.62

  81 to 84

65%

0.65

  85 to 90

67%

0.67

  Greater than 90

100%

1.0

Maximum Time-frame
An undergraduate student may not attempt more than 150% of the credits normally required for completion of the degree.
Students will be measured against the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards at the end of the spring term to determine eligibility for federal Title IV financial aid for the upcoming year.

Graduate Students:

In order to be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, for purposes of
receipt of Title IV Federal Student Assistance, a graduate student must meet the minimum
standards specified below.

A. Minimum GPA – maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better, or have an
academic standing consistent with the requirements for graduation.
B. Maximum Time-frame – may not attempt more than 150% of the credits
normally required for completion of the degree.
C. Pace of Progression – must accumulate credits toward the degree greater than or
equal to two-thirds the cumulative credits attempted at the institution.

All graduate students will be measured against each of the three SAP components at the
end of the spring term to determine eligibility for Title IV financial aid in the upcoming year.

 

Appeals:
Students who do not meet the federal Title IV Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards may appeal to the Course and Standing Committee of the College to retain eligibility for Title IV federal student assistance.

These appeals will be evaluated for mitigating circumstances resulting   events such as personal illness, injury, personal tragedy, changes in academic program, and the reasonableness of the student’s capability for improvement to meet the SAP standards applicable to the degree program in which the student is enrolled.

There is no limit on the number of times a student may follow this appeals procedure.

To view or print an appeal form and other information about the appeal process provided by the Course and Standing Committee, please click on the Title IV SAP Appeal Packet.

Transfers:
As applicable in the Satisfactory Academic Progress measurement, for transfer students from colleges inside and outside of CUNY, the number of external credits accepted toward a degree at the College will serve initially as both the number of attempted credits and the number of earned credits.