Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

Federal regulations require schools to establish minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward a degree. Each school of Fordham University has established minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) that students must maintain as they pursue their degree. The University measures SAP annually at the end of the spring semester.

To be eligible for federal aid, such as Pell, Federal Direct Loans, etc., each student must be making SAP according to the School’s GPA and course completion standards. Students not meeting SAP standards are notified that they are not meeting SAP. Students not meeting SAP standards can appeal their SAP status by submitting the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form to their Dean's office. Details about any extenuating circumstances (e.g. death of family member, injury/illness, etc.) should be included in the documentation provided to the Dean’s office.