The United States Department of Education requires that financial aid students have their academic progress reviewed each academic year (fall, spring, and summer semesters) to determine if Satisfactory Academic Progress has been achieved.

How is Academic Progress Measured?

Qualitative and Quantitative Standards measure academic progress. Qualitative Standards measure GPA. All students must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or better. Quantitative Standards measure completion rates. All students must have completed at least 67% of their cumulative units attempted.

For more information about SAP, please click on the following:

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Are you currently on Disqualification Status?

All new appeal students are now required to complete an Online and In Person SAP Workshop. Completion of these two workshops is mandatory. To appeal your disqualification, please complete the following steps: 

1. Complete the SAP Quiz below:

Fall 2019 SAP Quiz (Closed)

2. Check your Hartnell Gmail account for quiz results which will be sent to you within 3-5 business days after you take the SAP Quiz.

3. If you pass the quiz, you will need to sign up for an In Person SAP Workshop by calling (831) 755-6806 or stop by the Financial Aid Office to sign up for a workshop.

4. At the SAP Workshop, you will be given your SAP Appeals form to complete along with important SAP information.

5. After completion of the SAP Workshop, you will be instructed to make an appointment with an academic counselor to develop strategies for success considering your individual student needs and completing a comprehensive educational plan.

6. If the you have not previously completed your math and English placement, you must do so when meeting with a Hartnell Counselor.

7. The declared major on the Student Educational Plan must agree with what Admissions and Records has on their Data system.

8. Submit the completed SAP Appeal Form, supporting documentation and a copy of your educational plan to the Financial Aid Office by the established deadline on the link below:

Fall 2019 Timelines

Are you currently on Disqualified status, but have submitted an appeal in a previous semester?

All students who have previously submitted an appeal to our Department and have had continuous enrollment do not need to complete a new appeal form or complete a SAP workshop*. Your SAP record will automatically be reviewed for progression. However, if there are any changes to your Educational Plan, you must submit your updated plan to our office immediately, along with a signed statement of explanation. We will not fund courses not listed on your Educational Plan. 

* This only applies if the appeal a student submitted was approved. If appeal is denied, the student will need to complete the entire appeal process again. (i.e. a new quiz, in-person workshop & new appeal form)