Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the measure of a student's overall academic progress. Labouré College has developed the following policy to comply with the federal regulations and standards. Students who do not meet these standards may not receive financial aid, including loans.
A student's entire academic history is reviewed for the purposes of determining SAP, including credits not paid for by financial aid. For all students, progress is reviewed at the end of each academic semester after grades have been submitted. There are Three Standards for financial aid SAP. All three must be met to be considered in good academic standing.
Standard 1 Qualitative: Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 after each semester enrolled.
Standard 2 Quantitative: Completion Rate
Students must complete successfully a minimum of 67 percent of all courses attempted. The pace at which a student progresses through a program is calculated by dividing the total number of hours the student has successfully completed by the total number of credits attempted. General rounding rules apply.
All credits for which a student has registered are considered attempted credits whether or not the course is completed. Repeated courses as well as grades of F, course withdrawals (W, WP, WF), and courses that are not completed (I) at the end of each semester are included as attempted but not completed. Incomplete grades converted to passing grades will be recalculated at the end of the following semester.
These credits are included in the calculation for both attempted and earned credits. If a student retakes a course for which they have already earned credit (passed the course), then they may only receive aid to cover the repeated course once.
Credits from other colleges that were accepted by Labouré College are counted as attempted and earned.
Standard 3 Maximum Timeframe: 150% Rule
Students must complete their programs in no more than 150% of the published length of the educational program. Students who do not complete a program within this timeframe are no longer eligible to receive financial aid. Up to thirty developmental credits are exempt from this requirement.
All transfer credits that have been or could be applied to the student's current program of study are considered when calculating the maximum timeframe requirements for the program.
All earned and attempted credits (including grades of F, W, WP, WF, I, and repeats) that have been or could be applied to the new program of study are considered when calculating the maximum timeframe requirements for the new program.
All earned credits that have been applied to the new program of study are considered when calculating the maximum timeframe requirements for the new program. This includes any new transfer credits accepted at the time of readmission.