Satisfactory Academic Progress

Lack of Satisfactory Academic Progress may affect Financial Aid Eligibility

To comply with federal and state requirements, California State University, San Bernardino established an Annual Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy. This policy applies reasonable standards for measuring whether a student, who is otherwise eligible for financial aid, is maintaining SAP toward the completion of his/her educational objective.

During this review, which is conducted every summer, your academic progress will be reviewed in the following areas:

  • Qualitative Standard: students must maintain good academic standing by meeting the GPA requirements as they are outlined in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (see link below in the box for Undergraduates and Post-Baccalaureates policy) and
  • Quantitative Standard: comparing the number of units attempted versus the number of units earned on an annual basis and within time limits to complete a degree on a cumulative basis (see Eligibility and Duration of Eligibility using the link below in the box for Undergraduates and Post-Baccalaureates policy).

Failure to meet SAP standards in these areas will constitute ineligibility to receive financial aid.

Students who fail to make satisfactory academic progress will be notified via their CSUSB e-mail and by a ToDo item in MyCoyote.

Policy Description
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Undergraduates This is the CSU, San Bernardino Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Undergraduate. It details the academic progress undergraduate students must maintain to continue to be eligible for financial aid.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Post-Baccalaureates This is the CSU, San Bernardino Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Post-Baccalaureates. It details the academic progress students in a second bachelors, credential, graduate or doctoral program must maintain to continue to be eligible for financial aid.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form [PDF]

Satisfactory Academic Progress Academic Plan [PDF]