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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

According to Federal Regulations to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, a student must maintain the following:

* Includes all hours from Roane State or any other college/university attended even if you did not receive financial aid for those courses.

**If you are on an approved appeal for MAXHOURS and have reached 70 attempted hours, Financial Aid will not pay for repeated courses.

*** If it is determined that it is mathematically impossible for a student to regain good standing (2.0 GPA and passing 67% of all attempted hours) upon graduation, the SAP appeal will be denied. 

Any student that does not meet the above criteria at the end of each spring semester has failed to meet SAP. Students will be notified through their RaiderNet e-mail. No federal or state awards (including student loans) may be received during this time.


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If there were circumstances beyond your control OUTSIDE the classroom that caused failure to meet SAP, you may appeal.

Examples of circumstances beyond your control are:

To appeal, the student will complete the SAP Appeal form in RaiderNet, submit documentation that supports the outstanding circumstances that were experienced and be enrolled.

Your status will be reviewed in the following semester to determine if you are now in good standing. If not in good standing, you must be enrolled in required courses for your declared major. We encourage you to work with your Advisor as you plan your schedule.

Please be advised that if a student has been approved for a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal (SAP) and does a total withdrawal, officially or unofficially, or earns a 0.00 term GPA, the appeal is voided and the student must REAPPEAL. Also the following guidelines will be in effect:

Our goal is to review appeals in a timely manner. An email response will be sent to your RaiderNet e-mail account.

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