Satisfactory Academic Progress - Conditions for Appeal


You may regain eligibility once you have met all standards listed in your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Contract or if you are eligible to file an appeal and it is approved.  You may view your current SAP status in your MySacState Student Center.  The annual SAP review begins at the end of the academic year. 

Sacramento State Academic Standing

Students who do not meet the University academic standards at the time SAP was reviewed, will have the "Academic Reinstatement of Disqualification for Financial Aid" form initiated on their MySacState Student Center To Do List.  Submit the reinstatement form to the Student Serivce Center.   The Financial Aid Office will review the reinstatement form, then, if student is also disqualified for SAP, will post SAP documents posted on their To Do List.  SAP appeal and appeal documents must be submitted by the semester deadline

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Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Standing

Students who do not meet the Minimum Cumulative GPA and/or Satisfactory Current Pace (75 percent) Standards may file an appeal. If approved the student will be placed on a probation status for a SAP term review or until all SAP standards have been met. 

Students who do not meet the Satisfactory Cumulative Pace (75 percent) Standard may file an appeal.  If approved the student will be placed on a probation status for a SAP term review or until all SAP standards have been met.  In addition to the appeal, students in this category must submit an Cumulative Academic Plan signed by their academic and/or major advisor.  The Cumulative Academic Plan is designed to help students plan their coursework to meet the SAP Standards, as well as, meet their degree objective.

Students who exceed the Overall Degree Progress Standard (150 percent) required of their degree program, are allowed to appeal only once for consideration of aid.  If approved the student will be placed on a probation status for a term SAP review. In addition to the appeal, students in this category must submit an Official Academic Plan signed by their academic and/or major advisor.  The Official Academic Plan must include the specific courses needed to graduate, the semester you plan to enroll each course and your expected graduation term. 

Students pursuing a 2nd degree or certificate who exceed the unit requirement for their major, are allowed to appeal only once for consideration of aid.  If approved the student will be placed on a probation status for a term SAP review.  In addition to the appeal, students in this category must submit an Official Academic Plan signed by their academic and/or major advisor.  The academic plan must include the specific courses needed to graduate, the semester you plan to enroll each course and your expected graduation term. 

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Official Academic Plan Conditions

  • Financial aid awards will be based on coursework required for degree completion.
  • Academic plans will be reviewed each semester (after CENSUS) to determine enrollment of required degree objective coursework.  Failing to enroll in degree objective coursework, may result in the repayment or adjustment of aid. 
  • Students pursuing multiple majors are required to submit an academic plan for each program.

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Appeal Conditions

Career Standing Disqualification Appeal Conditions

Undergraduate Post-baccalaureate

Minimum Cumulative GPA Standard


and/or


Satisfactory Pace Standard (75%) for
Current and/or Cumulative

Students disqualified in these categories may appeal if they have at least one of the following conditions:

  • Attended another college/university
  • Extreme change in financial or legal circumstances
  • Loss of Child Care
  • Serious illness or injury to self/famly or birth of child
  • Compulsory military duty
  • Other Extenuating Circumstances
Undergraduate Post-baccalaureate

Overall Degree Progress Standard (150%)


or


Over Units for 2nd Degree (100%)

Students disqualified in these categories may appeal if they have at least one of the following conditions:

  • Break in enrollment
  • Death of a parent, guardian, spouse, sibling or child
  • Extreme change in financial or legal circumstances
  • Loss of Child Care
  • Serious illness or injury to self/family or birth of child
  • Compulsory military duty
  • Other Extenuating Circumstances

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Rev. 5/29/2015