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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

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

* Includes all hours from Roane State or any other college/university attended that apply to a student's program of study even if the student did not receive financial aid for those courses.
* If a student is on an approved appeal for MAXHRS, Financial Aid will not pay for repeated courses that have been successfully completed.

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 that apply to your program of study) upon graduation, the SAP appeal will be denied. 

Any student that does not meet the above criteria (measured at the end of each spring semester or the end of each term when enrolled in a certificate program one year or less in length) has failed to meet SAP. Students will be notified through an alert in the student portal, Raidernet. Federal aid, including student loans, and/or some state aid programs, including Lottery scholarships and Tennessee Student Assistance Awards (TSAA), may not be received when failing to meet the minimum SAP standards. This does not include Tennessee Promise or Tennessee Reconnect. Students may choose to continue to attend at their cost or with assistance from sources not based on SAP for eligibility.



If there were circumstances beyond a student's control OUTSIDE the classroom that caused failure to meet SAP, they may appeal.

Examples of circumstances beyond a student's 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.

A student's status will be reviewed in the following semester to determine if they are now in good standing. If not in good standing, they must be enrolled in required courses for their declared major. We encourage students to work with their Advisors as they plan their 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, the appeal is voided and the student must REAPPEAL.

Our goal is to review appeals in a timely manner. An email response will be sent to the student's RaiderNet e-mail account if the appeal is approved. If the appeal is denied, a frontline staff member or a student's Succes Coach will contact the student.

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