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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a method used to define successful completion of coursework and to establish and maintain eligibility for financial aid loans, grants, and scholarships. Federal regulations require all colleges and universities to publish and apply standards to monitor students’ progress toward completion of their certificate or degree program. The federal regulations set minimum requirements but schools can choose their own acceptable thresholds. This means that SAP standards can vary from one institution to the next.

At The College of Idaho, at the end of each semester, the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Student Financial Aid Services monitor whether the requirements for SAP are being met for all students, regardless of whether the student has received previous financial aid or transferred from another institution.  To understand these special academic requirements for financial aid, read the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for your relevant graduate program within the Graduate Catalog.