Victor Valley College | Satisfactory Academic Progress
SAPSatisfactory Academic Progress Victor Valley College Financial Aid Office
AttentionThere will be an eight question exam at the end of thispresentation that must be passed in order to receive the link tothe Appeal’s form.
Satisfactory Academic Policy • Federal regulations require that all F. A. recipients meet satisfactory academic progress and remain in good academic standing. • All students will be assessed on criteria including minimum GPA, semester hour completion rate, and completion of a degree within the max. time frame. • These standards will apply to all VVC Financial Aid recipients.
Satisfactory Academic Policy Satisfactory academic progress is reviewed for every student, once a year after the Spring semester. If you fail to meet these requirements, you will be dismissed from further financial aid including, loans, Pell Grants, Cal Grants and excluding BOGFW.
Standards Qualitative Standard All students at VVC must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. (No rounding of G.P.A.) Includes all grades and units attempted at Victor Valley College 10 years ago. All grades are part of your school record.
Standards Quantitative All students must have completed at least 67% of the cumulative units attempted in an eligible program. 100 attempted divided into 60 completed Gives you 60% completion ratio STUDENT IS NOT MEETING SAP.
STANDARDS Students must also complete their educational objective (graduation, transfer or certificate) by the time they have attempted 90 units (from all schools attended). A student can only receive financial assistance for a maximum of 150% of the published length of the program. -- For an A.A. degree -- 90 attempted units is the maximum for which a student can receive financial assistance (60 units X 150% = 90 units).
STANDARDS Students are allowed one change of major during their stay at VVC. Students who change their major must take only classes that will apply to that new major. Any deviation will result in DENIAL of any further financial aid.
EVALUATIONAll students will be evaluated at the end of theSpring term to determine if they are meeting theQualitative and Quantitative Standard.Probationary students will be evaluated aftereach semester.
Dismissal If you have not met one of the above standards, have graduated, are exceeding 90 units, or completed your program, you are on dismissal. By following the guidelines you may appeal this decision, but only if there is an extenuating circumstance.
SAP APPEAL A student may complete an appeal form if he, or she has an extenuating circumstance, such as: The death of a close relative of the student. An injury or illness of the student; Other special circumstances
SAP APPEAL A student may also appeal the maximum time standard if they have attempted over 90 units and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
SAP APPEAL A student who does not have an extenuating circumstance must: Wait until he or she has made Satisfactory Academic Progress. Example: Student has a 1.5 GPA and was dismissed. However, student completes 2 successful semesters, and has a 2.0 GPA. Student may now appeal for reinstatement. A successful semester is one where there are no D’s, W’s, FW’s ,or F’s.
SAP APPEAL Only one appeal per academic year may be completed by student. If your appeal is denied in Fall 2012, you are ineligible to appeal again until the new academic year (FALL 2013).
Appeal Please note the appeal process is for extenuating circumstances only and is not meant to cover multiple withdrawals, or F grades.
The Appeals Form The Appeals form can be found at: The end of the eight question exam.Please complete all the generalinformation on the upper portion of theform. If the form is incomplete it will bedelayed, follow the format listed on thenext several slides.
EXAMPLEI am appealing my academic dismissal because of a low GPA for the following reason: I was in a car accident during the final exam period and was hospitalized in the fall semester, this caused me to fail my finals and my GPA to go below 2.0. Attached is medical documentation. I have made a complete recovery and am ready to attend school again.
Appeal Request1. Briefly explain the reason for UNSATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS in an attached written statement.2. Attach supporting documents: such as medical forms, statements etc. there must be supporting documents attached.3. A copy of your current educational plan and all unofficial transcripts from all schools must be attached to the petition.
SAP APPEAL THE DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE IS FINAL.The decision cannot be overturned by the Directorof Financial aid, or any other individual.
Checking financial aid status Please check your financial aid status on WebAdvisor. SAP appeal approved, or denied status will be listed under “My Doc’s.” normally 10 business days after submission. Many financial aid questions may also be answered by clicking on “Ask the Ram Questions” or by clicking on “Financial Aid TV”.
Please remember that the submission of theappeals form does not mean that your appeal willbe granted. If it is granted, you will be placed onprobation and progress will be monitored eachsemester for adherence to your educational plan, inaddition, you may not receive any D’s, W’s, FW’s orF’s, or your financial aid will cease immediately.If you have any further questions concerning theappeals process, check the VVC Financial Aid officewebsite for dates and times of SAP workshops @http://www.vvc.edu/offices/financial-aid/sap.shtml