Satisfactory Academic Progress
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the standard you are measured by to determine if you are making progress towards completing your degree. If you do no meet SAP standards you may lose your financial aid eligibility. 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.
For more information about SAP, please review our Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
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.
All new appeal students are required to complete an Online SAP Workshop. Completion of these workshops is mandatory.
Students who have previously submitted an appeal to the Financial Aid Department and were approved do not need to complete a new appeal as long as they have maintained continuous enrollment. Your SAP record will automatically be reviewed to ensure you successfully completed all courses in which you were enrolled and followed your ed plan.
Final Appeal Deadline for Fall 2021: Friday, October 29, 2021 by 5:00 PM
SAP Notifications for students who fall under disqualification due to Summer 2021 grades will be notified mid-August via the Hartnell student email.
SAP Appeal Instructions
Who To Contact
- Financial Aid Office
Phone: (831) 755-6806
Building: Hartnell College Main Campus
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