Satisfactory Academic Progress

Each student enrolled in an eligible program and receiving financial aid is expected to make satisfactory academic progress toward completion requirements for the program. At the end of each semester, the student’s cumulative grade point average is computed. This measure of progress toward graduation is indicated on the student’s semester grade report and is reviewed by the college.

To be in satisfactory academic standing, a student must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average related to the number of credit hours attempted. When the student’s GPA is computed, all courses attempted at JCC are included in the total hours attempted except developmental/remedial (R, P), WD, I, NA, CR, AU and Repeated course work (lower grade).

Although developmental/remedial courses are excluded from the attempted credit count, the student who has only taken developmental/remedial courses must maintain a 2.0 GPA to meet SAP for financial aid.  P (Passed for developmental courses only) is equivalent to a 4.0 grade point and R (re-enroll for developmental courses only) is equivalent to a 0.0 grade point.

In addition, to be in satisfactory academic standing, a student must pass at least 67% of the credit hours attempted each semester. At the end of each semester the student’s cumulative 67% is computed. All courses attempted are included in the 67% calculation except developmental/remedial (R, P).

This includes A, B, C, D, F, I, WF, WD, CR, AU, NA, Repeated courses, High School courses, and Transfer credits. Grades of F, I (Incomplete), WF, WD, or/and NA are considered as attempted and not passed.

Financial Aid students who have been on academic warning for one semester, and are not in satisfactory academic standing will be terminated from receiving financial aid.

The time frame for a student to complete their program of study cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the program.

This 150% limit will be measured by all attempted credit hours. Transfer Credits are included in the 150% calculation; however, developmental/remedial courses are not included. There is no academic warning period for the 150% rule.

EXAMPLE: If a program has 121 credit hours, the student may only attempt 181.5 credit hours before becoming ineligible to receive Title IV funds.

 *For a JCC Satisfactory Progress Appeal Form, please click on "Forms" on the left side of the page.