Satisfactory Academic Progress

The standards used for financial aid recipients must be at least as rigorous as those applied to the general University population. These standards assure completion of a degree will occur, and within an established time frame. 

The standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress measure a student’s academic progress both qualitatively and quantitatively. Therefore, in addition to minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) requirements, the federally-established standards include requirements students progress in their academic Program of Study by successfully completing the majority of courses for which they enroll and place a limitation on the maximum period of time that students can receive federal financial aid while pursuing a degree at an educational institution. In addition, certain types of courses are limited or excluded from eligibility.

The federal standards apply to all federal, state, and institutional need-based financial aid programs administered by the Office of Financial Aid. These standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress are required to maintain eligibility for financial aid. Policies differ depending on Program of Study type.  

For more detail, the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available on the Office of Financial Aid website.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements Graduate Students

      • Meet requirements set forth by the Office of Academic Affairs,
      • maintain the required Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0,
      • maintain a successful Cumulative Course Completion Rate (pace) of at least 67%, and
      • complete the academic Program of Study within the maximum timeframe (MTF). 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements Pharmacy Students

      • Maintain the required Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0,
      • maintain a successful Cumulative Course Completion Rate (pace) of at least 75%,
      • complete the academic Program of Study within the maximum timeframe (MTF), and
      • meet all School of Pharmacy academic requirements.