Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is cumulative in nature and takes into account all classes attempted, not just the previous academic year. You should review the SAP policy on the college website. If you have experienced extenuating circumstances that prevented you from satisfying the requirements, you may appeal using this form.

Student Information


You will need to provide a typewritten, signed, detailed explanation of how extenuating circumstances beyond your control prevented you from meeting the requirements. In addition, you must explain what has changed or been resolved that will allow you to maintain academic progress. Extenuating circumstances include, but are not limited to:
  • Documented medical condition or serious illness (mental or physical)
  • Documented learning disability
  • Death of a family member or friend
  • Involuntary call to active military duty
  • Documented change in conditions of employment
  • Other extraordinary/emergency circumstances, such as natural disaster
  • “Disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. (ONLY for quantitative calculations (credits not completed). You cannot use this reason for GPA/qualitative calculations.)”
Maximum Time Frame Appeals
  • Explain why you have attempted more than 150% of the required number of credits for your current degree program without graduating
  • If you are pursuing an additional degree, explain why you need to do so
Attach date-specific supporting documentation from a disinterested third party. Documentation includes, but is not limited to:
  • Letter from physician or counselor on letterhead indicating the dates you were under their care
  • Copy of a death certificate, obituary or third party documentation of death
  • Accident reports, police reports, court records, etc.
Maximum Time Frame Appeals
  • Attach documentation to support your explanation of attempting more than 150% of the required credit hours for your current degree program.

*DO NOT submit original records- they will not be returned. Make sure all copies are legible.

Letters from family, relatives and friends are not recommended. If this is the ONLY information you can provide, you must meet with the Financial Aid Office to determine what is acceptable

* Documents must be submitted according to the requirements listed above; however, this DOES NOT GUARANTEE approval.


* Appeals submitted without documentation will be pending until the required documentation is received

Certification Statement

By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read and understand the information on this form. I certify that all information submitted with this appeal is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, that all copies are unaltered, and that I have appropriately obtained all supporting documentation. I have read and understand the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards Policy and understand that submitting this form does not guarantee that my request will be granted.

Use your mouse to draw your signature in the box below, or if you are visually impaired, please just type in your name, next to Signer Name below.