Federal regulations require students receiving financial aid to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and be working toward a degree. Students’ academic status will be determined according to the guidelines set forth in this policy.
The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy for Title IV federal aid is based on the current Academic Standing policy that Regis follows. In order to qualify for the degree, a student must attain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00. In addition to maintaining the required GPA, a student must complete a minimum of 67% of attempted courses.
All federal aid eligible students will be reviewed at the end of each payment period for grade point average and rate of completion (qualitative and quantitative). If federal eligibility is lost, any state funds and/or Regis grants will not be awarded. A student has the right to complete an appeal process to request re-instatement of federal aid.
A student must complete their program within 150% of the published timeframe. For example, a four-year program must be completed within six years. Each year a student must complete a minimum of 67% of attempted credits.
Transfer credits are counted as attempted and completed credits when calculating both GPA and Completion rate and Maximum Timeframe.
The first repeated course will be allowed when calculating both GPA and Pace.
Courses taken Pass/Fail will not be calculated into a student’s Cumulative GPA. Courses taken Pass/Fail will be included in the calculation of Pace.
The first time you do not meet SAP standards, you will be given a Financial Aid Warning, which allows the student to receive financial aid for one additional semester, during which they are expected to bring their academic standing up to the required standard. The student will be monitored for SAP again at the end of the warning period. The student must meet the academic standing by the end of the Warning Period to be eligible to continue to receive financial aid.
The quality of a student’s course work is indicated by grades with the following significance:
|NP||No Pass (Failure)|
* A grade of B- is the passing grade required for all baccalaureate Nursing courses.
Course grades are determined by the combined marks of class work, attendance, participation, and term examinations.
In order to qualify for the degree, a student must attain a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.00. To be in good academic standing, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00. Students pursuing Education, Social Work, or Nursing must maintain a higher grade-point average and should request that information from the program. Class standing is determined as follows: To be eligible to enter the sophomore year, the student must have successfully completed a minimum of nine courses/30 credits; to be eligible to enter the junior year, the student must have completed a minimum of 18 courses/60 credits; to be eligible to enter the senior year, the student must have completed a minimum of 27 courses/90 credits.
Students may take no more than four courses required for a degree on a pass/no pass (P/NP) basis. Only one P/NP course may be taken in any given semester. Courses that are only offered on a P/NP basis do not apply to either of these limits. The P/NP option is not allowed for courses that are required for the major/program, for certain key requirement courses (EN 105, EN 106, QR 103F, QR 103P, QR 103S, and RC 101), and/or to satisfy certain course prerequisite requirements. Only one course may be taken with the P/NP option in the minor field. Refer to specific program criteria regarding P/NP limitations. Only P or NP will be recorded on the student’s transcript. The P/NP grade is not computed in the grade point average (GPA); however, earned credits will be applied toward graduation requirements. Students are responsible for filing the appropriate request form with the Registrar’s Office prior to the published deadline. The pass/no pass choice may not be requested retroactively.
Certain courses such as MA 096 and EN 100 carry institutional credit only. Institutional credit is credit that may not be applied toward graduation, but may be assigned value for purposes of semester load and tuition. Institutional credit is included in the GPA and in determining eligibility for financial aid. Students required to take courses receiving institutional credit do so in addition to the courses required for graduation credit.
Students may not repeat a course in which they have earned a passing grade unless a higher grade is necessary to advance to a sequential course or to progress within a certain major/program. Students may not repeat any course more than once unless it is the only course that meets a specific core curriculum requirement or is a course that only bears institutional credit. Specific major/program criteria may supersede this policy. When a course is repeated, an asterisk is attached to the failing grade on the transcript and the failing grade does not get calculated into the student’s GPA.
Students who earn two or more failing grades in a major subject or make insufficient progress within the major may be dismissed from that major. The maximum number of Ds in courses taken to fulfill the requirements of a major field may be no more than two. Determination and authority for dismissal from the major lie within each department or program.
A student who is not in good academic standing is placed on academic probation. This is a serious warning that the student’s record is unsatisfactory.
Student records are reviewed each semester by the Academic Standing Committee, which will advise the student with regard to the course load that the student should carry and/or the student’s ability to continue as a Regis student. A student on academic probation may not hold student office or participate in intercollegiate athletics.
A student on academic probation who shows no signs of improvement and/or a student who fails three courses in any semester will be placed on a mandatory leave of absence from the university for at least one semester. If the student can make up deficiencies and produce evidence that he/she would benefit from the opportunity of continuing his/her program at Regis, he/she may petition the Associate Dean, Academic Support Services, in writing for re-entry to the university.