Standards of Academic Progress
Statement of Standards: Students are required to maintain standard academic progress and remain in academic good standing to continue eligibility for financial assistance. Students who are applying for financial assistance are expected to be enrolled full time each semester during the academic year. Students enrolled less than full time must notify the Office of Student Financial Planning. Students enrolled less than full time will be subject to reductions in assistance. Full-time enrollment is defined as 12 credits or more. Please note that all institutional programs require students to be enrolled full time.
Federal Regulations require the University’s Standard of Academic Progress to include the following:
Quantitative Measure: To remain in good academic standing and retain eligibility for financial aid, students must successfully complete at least two-thirds of all hours attempted to include Pass/Fail, repeated courses, incompletes, and courses dropped after the last day to drop a course without penalty (as published in the academic calendar).
Qualitative Measure: Students must maintain the following minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) on all attempted hours:
|For Hours Attempted:
||Minimum GPA that must be maintained:
|Fewer than 29
|at least 29 but fewer than 60
|at least 29 but fewer than 96
|96 or more
If the standards of academic progress (SAP) are not met then students have 2 courses of action available to them:
1. Academic Plan For Improvement with Karen Naylon in the Office of Academic Development.
Karen Naylon, Assistant Dean, 401 Smith Library, 336-888-6388; firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You have the right to appeal any decision of ineligibility to receive financial aid based on academic performance. Your appeal must be made in writing to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee using a SAP Appeal Request. Please note that an appeal based on your need for assistance or your lack of knowledge of the academic progress requirements to remain in good standing is not a valid justification for an appeal and will not be approved. An appeal should be based on some unusual situation or condition that prevented you from passing a sufficient number of courses attempted or maintaining the required GPA.
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STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS
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Policies Associated with Merit Aid
- Required Cumulative GPA – students receiving merit aid through High Point University are required to maintain certain levels of academic performance to retain their particular award. Please contact your financial planning counselor for the specific minimum cumulative GPA requirements of your scholarship award.
- Full-time Enrollment – students must be enrolled full-time to receive any institutionally-funded aid to include merit awards. There are 2 exceptions to this general policy:
- Summer attendance (explained below)
- Last semester prior to graduation and student only needs less-than-full-time hours to complete their degree. In this case, the merit aid will be prorated based on the actual number of hours (and associated tuition charged) needed to graduate. Proration calculation is taking the percent that the merit aid represents of full time tuition in a normal Fall or Spring semester and applying that same percentage to the actual charges for part-time tuition in which the student is enrolled.
- Study Abroad Eligibility – The only program where a student may utilize their merit awards is the Exchange Program. Students going on Affiliated or Unaffiliated programs are not eligible for any institutional aid.
- Maximum number of semesters and Amount per semester – Students awarded merit aid coming in as an entering freshmen have a maximum eligibility of 8 semesters of full-time enrollment provided they are maintaining the required cumulative GPA. Students who graduate a semester early are not eligible to receive the full annual amount in one semester. No more than half the annual amount will be allowed in any one semester.
- Summer attendance – Students may use one of their maximum 8 semesters of eligibility for their merit aid during the Summer term, however the amount received will be based on actual charges. The merit aid will be prorated which will allow the student to receive the same percentage of merit aid toward Summer tuition charges as the merit aid represents toward normal full-time tuition in a standard Fall or Spring semester.
- Students Not Maintaining Required Cumulative GPA – As stated, students must maintain a certain cumulative GPA to retain their merit aid. If a student fails to meet the minimum requirement, students will no longer be eligible to receive their merit aid until such time as the student’s cumulative GPA is raised to the required level. Students may submit a written appeal requesting a probationary term based on extenuating circumstances which will allow the student to continue to receive their merit aid for one semester in order to raise their cumulative GPA to the minimum requirement. Please note students may appeal only twice. If a student is still below the minimum requirement after 2 appeals, no further appeals will be considered. In this case the student will not be eligible for merit aid until the minimum cumulative GPA has been obtained.